Understanding and Modelling Atmospheric Processes

The 2nd Pan-GASS meeting sponsored by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

26th February 2018 - 2nd March 2018, Lorne, Victoria, Australia


The conference will be held at Cumberland Lorne Resort located in the sea-side town of Lorne on the south coast of the state of Victoria, approximately 150 km south west of Melbourne.


Meeting attendees are advised to fly into Melbourne International Airport. The conference venue may be reached by making use of the free conference bus. Alternatively, Lorne is also accessible by public transport through the V/line bus and train service.

Conference bus

Complementary buses will be provided to and from the conference venue.

  • To the conference: Buses to Lorne will depart from near Flinders St. Station in the Melbourne CBD (the precise location is the drop-off point on the Russell st. extension: see the map below) at 4:30pm and Melbourne International Airport at 5pm on Sunday the 25th of February 2018.
  • Returning to Melbourne: Buses to Melbourne International Airport and Flinders st. Station in the Melbourne CBD will depart Lorne at the conclusion of the conference. The conference bus will arrive at Melbourne International Airport at roughly 5:30pm on Friday the 2nd of March 2018.

If you would like to make use of the conference bus, please indicate this when registering.

Public transport

The conference venue is accessible by public transport through the V/line bus and train service.

  • From the airport, take the Skybus ($19AUD) to Southern Cross railway station.
  • Services to Lorne via Geelong depart from Southern Cross railway station. Tickets may be purchased online or at the station ($22AUD).
Services run every three hours or so on weekdays, but there are only two services to Lorne on Sunday, so please plan ahead to ensure you do not get stranded!


A block of one- an two- bedroom apartments at the Cumberland Lorne Resort will be reserved for conference attendees at discount rates:

  • One-bedroom: 197.50 AUD per apartment per night
  • Two-bedroom: 285.50 AUD per apartment per night
  • Two-bedroom penthouse (triple share): 397.50 AUD per apartment per night

Rooms reserved for conference attendees cannot be booked online, but rooms may be booked by emailing the Cumberland Resort or calling +61 3 5289 4444.

Meeting attendees, particularly students, are encouraged to share multi-bedroom apartments with others. If you would like assistance finding other attendees to share an apartment with, please indicate this during registration.

Discount rates are also available at the following hotels:

by emailing Jenny at info@lornebeachfront.com.au and quoting the UMAP conference in February 2018. The rates are summarised here (pdf).


Lorne is situated on the Great Ocean Road in Sourthern Victoria. There are a range of local attractions including the surf beach, and a number of scenic walks.


For all enquiries about the UMAP 2018 meeting please email umap2018@monash.edu

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The UMAP 2018 meeting will take place at the Cumberland Lorne Resort, situated on the beautiful Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. The meeting will run from 26th Feb - 2 Mar 2018.