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LMT2023 is being held at RMIT University’s City Campus, which is located in the heart of Melbourne, just a 10-minute tram or train from the centre of the CBD. Not only is the stunning campus surrounded by heritage-listed landmarks, the RMIT’s iconic colourful buildings have themselves become icons of Swanston Street. For further information, visit Venue.

To get from the airport to the city, simply take the Skybus to Southern Cross Station. From there, you can easily catch a tram, train, taxi or Uber to RMIT University. For further information, visit Transport.

The centrality of RMIT’s campus means that you are perfectly situated to get to almost all of Melbourne’s famous attractions via public transport. This includes the Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Queen Victoria Market, NGV, Lygon Street, Flinders Street Station, the MCG and the famous surrounding suburbs of Carlton, Fitzroy, Brunswick, Richmond and St Kilda. For further information, visit Explore.

Myki is the smartcard used across all of Melbourne’s public transport as a form of payment or ticketing. Myki cards can be purchased and topped up at PTV hubs, 7/11s and many other convenience stores. Additionally, there are top-up terminals at all train stations and many tram stations. Not touching onto public transport can result in a fine of up to $250, so be sure to always touch on. For further information, visit Transport.

As of 15 Jun 2020, the exchange rate was:

  • $1AUD = 0.66USD
  • $1AUD = 0.58EUR
  • $1AUD = 0.52GBP
  • $1AUD = 0.89SGD
  • $1AUD = 69.34JPY
  • $1AUD = 4.42CNY


If you need to exchange money, you can do so at one of the many exchange stations at Melbourne Airport. Alternatively, if you are staying in the CBD or nearby there are many options for you to choose from, including:

Travel Money Oz, 142 Elizabeth St, CBD
United Currency Exchange, 261-263 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Travelex, 48/188 Swanston Street, Melbourne

In general, winter in Melbourne is cold and dry. However, the city is known for its unpredictable weather, which means it’s always good to pack an umbrella and an extra jacket. For further information about the weather in Melbourne in July, visit Weather.


You can submit your conference abstract through an online online form

Your submission should include a title, authors and main presenter, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and the proposed Symposium in which your submission best fits.

Abstracts should not be longer than 250 words.

  • Use A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) paper size.
  • The abstract should be less than 250 words, with page margins of 25 mm all around.
  • Use font type Arial, with single spaced lines.
  • Title of the paper (14 points, bolded) is followed by one blank line. The presenting author’s name should be underlined.
  • Author’s affiliations (12 points, italic, centred) and email address of the contact person are written in separate rows.
  • Abstract text (12 points) in paragraphs.
  • The abstract may include one figure with the figure caption (12 points, italic, centred) underneath the figure.
  • The abstract including figure should fit on a single page.

Abstract topics should fit within the themes of Net Shape Manufacturing, Solid State Transformations and Mechanical Performance, and Translation to Applications.

This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Alloy development
  • Solidification and casting
  • Thermomechanical processing and forming
  • Machining and subtractive processes
  • Mechanical behaviour of light metal alloys
  • Corrosion and surface modification
  • Advanced characterisation techniques
  • Joining
  • Applications in bio-medical, automotive, aerospace, and energy industries
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Integrated computational materials engineering

No, you do not have to be a member.


There are three broad themes that encompass LMT2023: Net Shape Manufacturing, Solid State Transformations and Mechanical Performance, and Translation to Applications.

More information about our plenary speakers is coming soon.

Light Materials Technology is a biennial conference that is organised, in rotation, by the members of the Global Light Metals Alliance. LMT2023 is facilitated by the peak Australian materials body, Materials Australia. Materials Australia aims to advance the area of light metals through their work in the materials science engineering and technology sectors.

For more information about Materials Australia, visit: