The conference will be held at La Trobe University's city campus.
However, the plenaries at 9am each morning will be held at the Ibis hotel, which is about a 5 minute walk from the LTU city campus.
The Ibis hotel is able to offer a discounted rate to SST 2010 participants of $119 per night. Rooms are subject to availability so you should book early. Please quote UNI141210 to receive the discount.
The conference dinner will be held on Wednesday 15 December in the upstairs restaurant of the Middle Brighton Baths.
Here are some useful weather pages for Melbourne:
BAYWINDS - Port Phillip Winds and Temperatures (the links listed under "Melbourne" and "Forecasts" are particularly useful)
Melbourne Mean Temperature
And here is a website with some ideas for things to do in Melbourne: http://www.melbourne.com.au/