ASPA 2022 Local Area Guide

We are excited to welcome you to Melbourne for ASPA 2022!

The local organising committee have put together a handy guide for where to stay, the best coffee spots, and (physical) activities that you can do in and around Melbourne.

About the venue

The ASPA 2022 conference will be hosted at Deakin Downtown located at Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street in Melbourne.

Wondering where to stay?

There are ample places to stay in the local area, below follows a shortlist of hotels within a short walking distance of the conference:

Best coffee and restaurant spots

Deakin Downtown is located in Collins Square, home to numerous cafés, restaurants, and retail offerings. Recommended cafes and coffee destinations are Higher Ground and Three Drops Coffee & Sandwich. Here’s a handy list of best coffee destinations in Melbourne to boot!


In terms of things to do, we have shortlisted some activities with an emphasis on physical activity. Whilst in Melbourne, take a free, self-guided, or paid walking tour. The Tan Track and botanical gardens are nearby and popular. Melbourne can be seen by a River cruise, or you can even hire out a boat or kayak yourself.

Additional recommendations on what to do in Melbourne during ASPA 2022 can be found here: