Getting to Sunstudios
The live print judging is a free event, open to the general public. Anyone interested in and passionate about the art of photography is welcome to attend.
Live-judging and photography exhibitions of awarded work will be held at Sunstudios, 95 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne.
The venue is accessible via Yarra Trams routes 96 (via Bourke Street, City) and 109 (via Collins Street, City).
Those travelling from interstate can catch a Skybus from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross station. Yarra Tram Route 96 is directly outside the train station (via Spencer Street) - stop 127 will see you less than 100 meters from Sunstudios.
Street parking is available on Buckhurst street, with good weekend availability. The South Melbourne Market car park is 650 meters away and Wilson Freeway Carpark is 600 meters from the venue.
Sunstudios is located only 3 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne’s CBD.
Sunstudios is located on Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne. This venue is within 3kms of Melbourne's CBD and, as such, many city accommodation options may prove suitable for those travelling to enjoy APPA.
Accommodation options on Southbank will see the judging venue within 2km which will take on average 20 - 25 minutes to walk.
There are also plenty of Air BnB options in the CBD as well as South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and St Kilda, all within easy transport distance to Sunstudios.
The planning of APPA 2021 is taking place in a world where Covid-19 is very much a reality. AIPP is aware that Covid-19 outbreaks, restrictions and lockdowns can occur at any time, however, we are also aware that life must go on and, whilst we plan, we're crossing our fingers this event goes ahead, whilst working to meet current Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.
Travel to APPA should be considered and planned carefully and it is worth visiting HERE prior to committing to travel arrangements. Those joining us from interstate are encouraged to check Covid-cancellation policies on all flights and accommodation bookings prior to committing financially. Travel insurance is strongly recommended, as is trying to secure the latest possible confirmation dates for accommodation bookings. Booking.com will take bookings that don't require payment or confirmation until 48 hours before the booking commences. AirBnB will take your funds but will release them in full if you cancel up to 5 days before the booking is due to commence.
In terms of the Covid-19 pandemic, AIPP APPA and AIPP Epson State Awards will be run under government-stipulated covid regulations at the time of the event. If the state of Victoria is experiencing significant covid-related restrictions or a covid-enforced lockdown, the event may be cancelled for the health and general safety of entrants, volunteers, staff and the general public.
Please note that AIPP will not be liable for any quarantine costs visitors or competitors experience as a result of travel to Melbourne for APPA + State Awards.