Getting there and around

Flying to Hobart

There are three airlines that fly regularly into Hobart, with direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane:

For a current list of flights in and out of Hobart, please visit

Taking the ferry

TT Line - Spirit of Tasmania

Connections between Melbourne (Victoria) and Devonport (Tasmania) are provided by the TT Line Company, a Tasmanian Government Business enterprise which operates two ferry vessels. Bicycles, motorcycles,cars and motorhomes can accommodated on the ships.

The ships, Spirit of Tasmania 1 and Spirit of Tasmania 2 generally sail every day.

For information contact:

Devonport to Hobart CBD

Bus services or hire cars can be utilised to travel from the Devonport Ferry Terminal to Hobart.

The passenger ferry also carries your personal vehicle (car, motor home, motorcycle or bicycle) and the highway to Hobart is well signposted.

For more information, visit the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre.

Airport transfers

Taxis and shuttle busses

Taxi and shuttle buses offer the most convenient transfers between the airport and Hobart City. The distance from Hobart Airport to Hobart City is an approximate fifteen minute drive.

Taxis from the airport cost approximately $30 – $60. The Hobart Airport is serviced by a number of taxi firms. The taxi rank is conveniently located right outside the domestic terminal building.

The airport shuttle is currently $18 or $32 return. The shuttle meets all inbound and outbound flights.

To find out more please visit

Car hire

A range of car hire firms operate from the Airport Complex including:

Nestled between kunanyi / Mount Wellington and one of the great harbours of the world on the River Derwent estuary, the City of Hobart is noted for its easy accessibility.
The conference venue (The Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart) is located on the waterfront, within easy walking distance to a number of Hobart attractions, including Salamanca Place, Salamanca Markets, museums and the ferry to MONA.


The major provider of bus services is Metro.  

For further information on bus timetables visit the Metro Tasmania on


United Taxis – 13 3222
Yellow Cab Maxi Taxi – 13 6294
Australia Wide Taxi - 131 008

Walking and mobility assitance

For people with disabilities the Council provides services such as a Hobart CBD Mobility Map and a free wheelchair scheme to improve access to the City centre and Salamanca Market. Find out more



Key dates

16 January - Call for proposals opens

1 March - Call for proposals closes

1 June - Registration opens

1 August - Early bird registration closes

10 October 2017 - Conference starts