Transport, Accomodation and Services

MRT will be held in the Eastern suburb of Blackburn North.


There are a number of options to get from the airport to the venue and travel around Metropolitan Melbourne.

Public Transport

Skybus operate a bus service from all the airports into the main Melbourne railway terminal (Southern Cross Station). From Southern Cross Station you can get a train to suburbs close to the venue. Trains heading to LILYDALE or BELGRAVE will pass the venue. All trains stop at Blackburn (a 10-15 min walk from the venue). See Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner or download the PTV app.

Skybus also offer a direct service to Eastern Suburbs from Tullamarine ( Eastern Express -including Blackburn). However, check for disruptions due to road works).

Melbourne Transport map showing relationship between Southern Cross and Blackburn Stations

Full Melbourne Network Map

To use public transport in Metropolitan Melbourne you will need to buy a myki card ($6/$3 - card only) or mykiExlorer from a train station or a 7-Eleven. You will need to add money to the card to travel.

From Blackburn Station it is a 10-15 min walk to the Venue.
Walk to Station


  • Ride hailing company (eg uber, ola)
  • Taxi (13 2227)
  • Car hire (available from airport)
  • Parking

    Parking is free and available at the Venue (all day). Enter via Springfield Road.

    Nearest shops

  • Blackburn Square (2 min drive, 4 min walk) - supermarket, food court, pharmacy, newsagent etc
  • Westfield Doncaster (7 min drive) - large shopping mall
  • Eastland Ringwood (11 min drive, 14 min train) - large shopping mall
  • Box Hill (5 min drive/10 min train) - major center, many Asian restraunts
  • Many small coffee shops and convenience shops within walking distance/ short drive (Blackburn, Blackburn Square).
  • Useful Shops for FRC teams

  • Bunnings Nunawading (2.8km, 6 min drive)
  • Jaycar Electronics Ringwood (9.1km, 14 min drive)
  • Super Cheap Auto Blackburn (2.1km, 4 min drive)
  • Nearby accommodation

  • Nunawading Motor Inn (1.9km)
  • Best Western Motel (2.6km)
  • City Edge Box Hill Apartment Hotel (3.4km)
  • Whitehorse Apartment Hotel (4.4km)
  • Quest Mont Albert (4.8km)
  • Quest Burwood East (6.3km)
  • Ringwood Lake Inn (9.4km)
  • Air BNB (nearby suburbs include: Nunawading, Mitcham, Vermont, Ringwood, Donvale, Box Hill, Burwood)
  • Cabins and holiday parks

  • Crystal Brook Tourist Park (Doncaster East) (7.9km)
  • BIG 4 Melbourne Holiday Park (Coburg) (22.6km)

    Future Robotics Alliance 2024 ABN: 35 163 593 597

    Contact Us

    Future Robotics Alliance acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.