SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Feb 20 2016 at Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 888 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East , Victoria, 3145, Australia

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Welcome to SQLSaturday

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

There will also be a number of full-day Pre-Conference training courses on Friday, 19th Feb, 2016. These will also be held at Monash University's Caulfield Campus.

Pre-Con Training Days

There are 4 full-day sessions available from some top SQL Server trainers. The sessions include:

  • Rob Farley - Lift your querying to the next level
  • Reza Raad - ETL design patterns with SSIS
  • Leila Etaati - Being Smarter- a tour of Machine Learning
  • Marco Russo - Power BI inside-out; create a solution in a day

Full details and registrations are available here.

Hotel Information

We have secured a number of rooms at a discounted rate at the Pensione Hotel, 16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000. The hotel is only 350m from Southern Cross Station, which is the terminus for the SkyBus service to and from Melbourne Airport, and also provides direct train links to Caulfield Station to get to the SQL Saturday venue.

The rooms and rates available are:

  • 4 Matchbox rooms - $120 per night
  • 5 Shoebox rooms - $150 per night
  • 5 Pensione Twin rooms - $157 per night
  • 4 Courtyard rooms - $179 per night
  • 7 Pensione Trio’s - $190 per night


To book one of these rooms, you will need to email Georgie Wood and quote "SQL" along with your preferred room type and dates.  Longer stays can be requested at the same time but will be subject to availability, however they will endeavour to keep you in the same room.  Please cc sqlsatmelbourne@outlook.com.    You will receive confirmation or otherwise directly from the hotel and will need to pay them directly as well.

Alternatively, you can call +61 3 9621 3333 and request to speak with Georgie Wood directly and quote the "SQL" reference. The main reservations desk will not be able to confirm your reservation.


Public Transport to Monash University, Caulfield Campus

Free parking is limited around Caulfield Campus, so we encourage using public transport to get to the event.

By train and tram:

Caulfield Railway Station is adjacent to the campus. Four lines stop at the station: Cranbourne, Dandenong, Frankston and Pakenham.

No. 3 or 3a tram between Melbourne University and East Malvern will take you directly to the Caulfield campus.

By bus:

Bus Route 624 -- Kew, Auburn Railway Station, Caulfield Railway Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Oakleigh Railway Station.

Bus Route 900 -- Stud Park Shopping Centre, Waverley Park, Monash University Clayton campus, Huntingdale Station, Oakleigh Railway Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Monash University Caulfield campus, Caulfield Railway Station.

For those travelling to Melbourne for the event, you will need to purchase a Myki Card for use on all public transport. Details can be found on the PTV website.

Community Celebration

In the SQL Server community, we like to have fun as well as learn more about the product. So, thanks to our generous sponsors, we will also be hosting an "after-party" at the Racecourse Hotel. If you'd like to come along for a post-event refreshment then make sure you check the box on your registration to "Attend post event social". We do ask however that you keep this option up to date with your plans. You can edit your registration by signing into your PASS profile on the event home page then clicking on "[view profile]".

Event news

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:54:00 PM

    We're pleased to announce that RockSolid SQL are signed up as a Platinum Sponsor for #SQLSatMelbourne.

    Make sure you come along and speak with them at their desk.

  • Monday, December 7, 2015 2:30:00 PM

    Session Submissions are Now Closed

    A big Thank You to everyone that has submitted sessions for SQL Saturday Melbourne. We are now in the process of evaluating the sessions and hope to have a final schedule available within the next 2 weeks.

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 6:05:00 PM

    Closing Date for Session Submission

    The closing date for Session submissions is getting close.  If you are keen to present at SQL Saturday Melbourne, then you need to submit your abstract and bio by 6 December 2015.

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:58:00 AM

    PreCon Tickets now Available!

    This year we have 4 full day PreCon training sessions available on Friday 19 February 2016 presented by a range of local and international trainers. Tickets cost $365, but if you get in before Dec 13th you can get them at the Early Bird price of $265. This price includes a full day of training, plus lunch, refreshments and any training materials. Click here for the full list of available sessions.

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:14:00 PM

    Pre-Con Submission Closing Date is Approaching

    Final closing date for submissions is Sunday 18th October. Submit HERE 

    Make sure you select "PreCon (Friday)" in the session category.

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