Our Accommodation specialists have secured rooms at a selection of recommended hotels surrounding the Conference venue, with discounted rates exclusively for attendees of the Conference.

Why book through the Conference Managers? 

  • Access specially negotiated discounted rates at preferred hotels 
  • Flexibility to change or cancel your booking at any time up to 30 working days prior to Conference start date
  • One night’s room rate deposit is all you pay to secure your booking 
  • Your deposit is fully refundable up to 30 working days prior to Conference start date


Group Bookings:

If your organisation would like to make a group booking of 15 rooms or more at one of the listed hotels or another property, please contact the Conference Managers with your group booking requirements.

Accommodation Options

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

7 Convention Centre Place, Melbourne

4.5 Stars | 6 minutes walk

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is a new-build hotel, currently under construction it is scheduled to open in March 2018.

The hotel is ideally located adjacent to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, surrounded by quintessentially Melbourne bars, restaurants and outlet shopping while also within a short stroll from the CBD, Docklands and Southbank. Contemporary rooms feature floor to ceiling windows and other amenities include a 24 hours fitness, cafe, restaurant and balcony bar.

Standard Room: $230 per room per night

Deluxe Room: $280 per room per night

Pre-Booked Breakfast: $20 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Travelodge Southbank

9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006

4 Stars | 15 minutes walk

This hotel is a lovely 15 minutes walk along Southbank Promenade to MCEC, and the popular Bourke Street Mall shopping area is 10 minutes’ walk away. The hotel offers rooms with en suite bathroom, kitchenette and cable TV. All rooms include twin or double beds, plus a in-room safe, a microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Laundry services are available and reception is open 24/7.

Standard Room: $169 per room per night

Pre-Booked Breakfast: $16 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access (limits apply)

Pensione Melbourne

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

3.5 Stars | 5 minutes walk

Located in Melbourne CBD with Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Convention Centre both just a 5-minute walk away. The free City Circle tram stops directly outside the hotel making it easy to access all areas of the CBD. Rooms feature modern furnishings, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, rooftop terrace, plus a spa. Room service is available.

Shoe Box Room: $150 per room per night

Pensione Double or Twin Room: $160 per room per night

Pre-Booked Breakfast: $10 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Quality Hotel Batmans Hill on Collins

623 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

4 Stars | 10 minutes walk

This charming hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, right opposite Southern Cross Station and the Skybus Airport Shuttle’s city terminal. The hotel is a 10 minute short walk to MCEC and Bourke Street Mall is within a 15-minute walk. All rooms feature a minibar, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. The heritage building offers 2 stylish restaurants and 2 bars, plus 24-hour room service. 

Economy Double Room: $129 per room per night

Economy Twin Room: $129 per room per night

Premium Queen Room: $154 per room per night

Pre-Booked Breakfast: $15 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

44 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

3 Stars | 9 minutes walk

This courtyard style hotel is a 9 minute walk from MCEC. The rooms are economic yet have everything you will need during your stay, including a TV, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. Restaurant 1903 serves a varied breakfast buffet every morning. Reception is 24-hours and free CBD tram stops are just a short walk away.

Standard Room: $100 per room per night

Superior Room: $120 per room per night

Family Room: $120 per room per night

Pre-Booked Breakfast: $24 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

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Accommodation Terms & Conditions


Rates quoted are:

  • Per room per night
  • In Australian Dollars and inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Subject to availability
  • Based on single/double/twin occupancy

The negotiated rates are valid up to Wednesday, 25 July 2018 or until sold out. After this, accommodation is subject to availability and  rates may be subject to  increase.

The Conference Managers have negotiated the most favourable rates available at this time, the rates may increase at any time without notice (including changes in Government taxes or levies); the Conference Managers will endeavour to notify of any changes in rates or accommodation inclusions.


A minimum of one night deposit of the room rate is to be paid at time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Your hotel booking is unable to be confirmed until the deposit payment is received.
The balance of your hotel account for all nights booked and any incidental charges (less the deposit paid to the Conference Managers) will be payable to the hotel at the time of check-out.
NB: Please contact the Conference Managers if you wish to pay in full prior to arrival.


Room Configurations

Hotel rooms
Single (SGL): A single occupancy room with one bed
Double (DBL): A double occupancy room with one bed
Twin (TWN): A double occupancy room with two beds

Please note bedding configurations are subject to hotel availability.

Check in:

As per standard hotel policies and procedures delegates will be required to provide credit card details upon check-in.  This is to cover any incidental charges incurred during your stay and all remaining unpaid room nights.

The hotel will place a pre-authorisation hold on your credit card for an amount which covers all unpaid accommodation nights reserved plus a daily amount for incidental charges. If you will be settling your accommodation account and incidentals by cash you will still be asked to provide your credit card for guarantee at the time of check-in. Please note the daily incidental charge may vary across the listed hotels.

Late Arrivals / No Shows

Please indicate when you register, or notify the Conference Managers in writing, if you will arrive at your hotel after 1800 hours.  Failure to do so may result in your room being treated as a no-show and being released.

Check in / check out times

Check-in time for most hotels is 1500 hours and check-out time is 1000 hours.  Should you wish to guarantee your check-in before 1500 hours, you will need to pre-book and pay for the previous night.  If you wish to guarantee a late check-out you will need to book for the next night.



Cancellation Policy

  • A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will apply for cancelled bookings after Wednesday 25th July 2018.
  • A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will also apply if you do not arrive on the date you are booked to check in.
  • All cancellations and changes to your reservation must be made in writing to the Congress Managers.

Non-arrival / no show

In the event of a non-arrival when one night deposit has been paid, your room will be held until the following morning (1100 hours) and your one night’s deposit will be retained by the hotel as a cancellation charge. In the event of a non-arrival when full pre-payment is made for the entire stay, your room will be held for each night booked and you will not be entitled to any refund.