Genemappers 2017April 26 - 28, 2017 Novotel Geelong, VIC

Venue & Travel

Conference Venue:

Novotel Geelong

10-14 Eastern Beach, 
Geelong VIC 3220


Getting to Geelong

Airport arrivals and departures:

There are public transport (bus) connections between Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne-Avalon Airport and Geelong, respectively. 

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is ~85kms from Geelong and transfers take approximately 75-90 mins on the Gull bus ( depending on time of travel. As at May 2016, services run 7 days a week every 60-90 mins between Tullamarine Airport and Geelong. Tullamarine pick up and set down is right outside airport Terminal buildings. Geelong set down/pick up is either Geelong Rail Station (10 mins walk to conference venue) or Mckillop street (15 mins from venue). Cost is ~$30 each way and tickets can be booked in advance and paid for online directly through the Gull bus website.

To make a booking CLICK HERE

To view Timetable CLICK HERE

Melbourne Avalon Airport is ~20 kms from Geelong and transfers take less than 30 mins ( The shuttle bus meets every Avalon flight and tickets can be pre-booked through the website or at the terminal at the cost of ~$20 each way. We are told the shuttle provides door to door service, so should be able to drop you at the conference venue.

Melbourne CBD to Geelong by train is serviced by vline from Southern Cross Station, right in the heart of the city ( Tickets can be booked and purchased at Southern Cross or Geelong Station. A one-way trip between Melbourne and Geelong costs $10-15 depending on time of travel.

Hire car rental is another option for transfers to and from the conference venue - both airports cater for this. Parking outside the venue is metered, so alternate parking arrangements are suggested. Novotel guests can organise car parking in the onsite  car park directly with hotel reception. Hire car rental can be organised from Geelong if you are seeking to explore the region after the conference or have alternate plans.

Novotel Valet Parking is offered to guests for $25 per night. This can be organised directly with hotel reception.


Conference Dinner:

The Pier Geelong

The GeneMappers 2017 conference dinner will be held at the Pier Restaurant Geelong on Friday 28th April, 2017 at 7pm.

The Pier Geelong
Cunningham Pier
10 Western Beach Foreshore Road
Geelong Vic 3220



As a part of the conference dinner there will be a Little Creatures Brewery Beer tasting at the conference dinner venue.