Dear AKR members,

The Victorian Kendo Renmei is proud to host the 45th Australian Kendo Championships in 2023.
We invite you to Naarm/Melbourne to attend this important event in the AKR calendar. Please
find below information about the championships, seminar & grading for those who would like to
make early travel and accommodation arrangements.

Registration details and a full Event Information Pack will be sent to all States and Territories in
December 2022. State registrations are expected to be due mid-late February 2023.

Event dates
Friday 7th April 2023: Competitor registration/warm-up and Referees’ seminar
Saturday 8th April 2023: 45th AKC – Competition Day 1 and Welcome Dinner
Sunday 9th April 2023: 45th AKC – Competition Day 2
Monday 10th April 2023: Seminar
Tuesday 11th April 2023: Seminar and AKR Kendo Dan Grading Examination

Please note that the National Kendo Grading will be held on Tuesday afternoon.

Venue
The venue is the Melbourne Sports Centre – Parkville, 10 Brens Drive, Parkville.
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/WWGzuckKpm1xS5L58
MSC – Parkville is north of Melbourne’s central business district and is one of Melbourne’s
premier sporting event venues. The venue is a short drive from central Melbourne and is well
served by public transport. Trams and trains operate regularly between the venue and central
Melbourne and Southern Cross Station.

Distance from central Melbourne:
● Tram/Train: 25-30 min /~$9 per day (round trip)
● Car/Taxi/Uber: 15 min/ ~$20-25 (one way)

Distance from Melbourne Domestic Airport (Tullamarine):
● SkyBus + Tram: 60 min/~$30 (one way for bus and tram)
● Car/Taxi/Uber: 20-25 min/~$55-65 (one way)

The Championship Dinner on Saturday 9th April will be held at the Amora Hotel, Richmond:
https://www.amorahotels.com/amora-hotel-riverwalk-melbourne/

Suggested accommodation locations include the suburbs of Parkville, Flemington, Carlton, North
Melbourne or Melbourne’s CBD.

Attendees who have access to a car may also wish to stay at Amora Hotel, where AKC
attendees will receive a 5% discount with the code “EVENTS649” and can book using this link:
Amora Hotel Booking

Other options:
http://www.booking.com/ – holiday homes, apartments, resorts, hotels
http://www.stayz.com.au/ – apartments, resorts, hotels
http://www.wotif.com/ – apartments, resorts, hotels
https://www.airbnb.com.au/ – rent unique places to stay from local hosts

Please email any questions you might have to Michael Dunn, VKR
President: president@kendovictoria.asn.au

Be sure to follow our social media accounts for further updates and info:
Facebook page: Australian Kendo Championships 2023 – Naarm/Melbourne
Instagram account: @akc_2023

AKR webpage.

Kind regards,
2023 AKC Organising Committee