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St Leonard’s College

163 South Rd

Brighton East, VIC 3187


Travel Recommendations

Conveniently located only 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the stunning seaside suburb of Brighton is one of Victoria’s most popular bayside destinations. A vibrant suburb with outstanding restaurants and retail, Brighton is complemented by historic sites, along with scenic views and environments. Home to one of Australia’s iconic beaches, Brighton’s 90 strikingly colorful bayside bathing boxes have inspired countless local and international artists and photographers.

Equally inspiring is our conference host, St Leonard’s College. One of the nation’s leading independent schools; St Leonard’s College is set amongst picturesque grounds and will boast a new world-class performing arts centre, and pioneering purpose-built senior school building. Opening in 2020, these innovative new learning spaces, designed by award-winning architects, will inspire all attendees with a new benchmark in the education sector. 

All prices mentioned below are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD)


Flying into Tullamarine Melbourne Airport (MEL) is convenient and easy. If staying either in cosmopolitan Melbourne or charming seaside Brighton, both are easily accessible via a cab ride from Melbourne Airport (around $80 AUD) or via shuttle buses.

Public transportation in Melbourne is extremely convenient and very affordable. Visit PTV for details on Victoria’s extensive train, tram, and bus network. We recommend purchasing and loading a Myki card for travelling throughout Melbourne and accessing Brighton via public transport.

Lodging in Brighton

We recommend the following hotels in Brighton: 

The Brighton Savoy is a long-standing Bayside icon since 1967. It is a charming and luxurious family-owned property and is the area’s only full service boutique hotel and is located directly on the beach front. The Savoy is offering our conference delegates a special rate of $192 AUD for a single-occupancy room or $216 AUD for a double occupancy twin share room: 

Step One –      go to website      click “Check Availability”            

Step Two –      click “Log-in”         Client user name:      hpzero                 Client password:       Harvard1  

Step Three –   Select your dates & availability and rates will appear

Quest Brighton on the Bay features serviced apartment-style hotel rooms for a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience. Located opposite the Royal Brighton Yacht Club and Brighton Beach, minutes from Middle Brighton Baths, Church Street shopping and café precinct, Sandringham Yacht Club and the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, this hotel is in the middle of all the action.

Caroline Serviced Appartments are moments from Brighton Beach and the famous beach boxes, cosmopolitan Church St and Middle Brighton Train Station. Caroline Serviced Apartments have set up the promo code “HARVARDPZ” that can be used for 10% off rates at either Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton or Sandy Hill Serviced Apartments Sandringham.

Lodging in Melbourne

If you would rather stay in the city and commute out to Brighton, that is also a viable option. Melbourne has a huge variety of properties at all price points and in various locations throughout the city. We would recommend staying towards the southern end of town for a faster commute out to Brighton: St. Kilda, South Yarra, Albert Park, South Melbourne, the CBD.

We highly recommend the Art Series Hotels, as well as The Royce Hotel and Brady Hotels.