Accommodation will be held at the following hotels. We recommend you book at least 60 days prior to the conference as hotels require unsold rooms to be released at 90, 60 and 30 days prior.

Within 30 days of the conference you will need to contact the hotel directly to see if the Conference rates are still available and whether there is any availability.

All rates are per room, per night and do not include breakfast, unless otherwise specified.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
2 minute walk to conference venue

Standard King Room – $230.00 per night
**Early bookings are recommended due to the release terms

*Rates are room only, breakfast is not included.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is ideally located on the Yarra River, only steps away from the resturants and bars of the South Wharf precient, CBD shopping and South Melbourne. Offering WiFi in guest roms and public areas, business services and a fitness centre.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 30 days of arrival and no-shows will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

Adina Apartment Hotel - Northbank

550 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
6 minute walk to conference venue

1 Bedroom Apartment – $199.00 per night 

Early Bird Special – 10% off Valid – 28 September 2020
Discount Code – ADINA10

*Rates are room only, breakfast is not included.

This upscale apartment hotel is a 6 minute walk from Southern Cross Station and 0.5km from the Crown Casino Complex. Featuring studio apartments with kitchenettes, and 1 and 2 bedroom apartment optins.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations 30-22 days prior to arrival will incur a one night’s cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 21 days or less prior to arrival, or no-shows, will be charged for the entire accommodation charge for each night cancelled.

Pan Pacific Melbourne

2 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
4 minute walk to conference venue

Deluxe King Room – $269.00 per night
Family Queen Room – $269.00 per night

*Rates are room only, breakfast is not included.

Located near Melbourne’s vibrant South Wharf district, Pan Pacific luxury hotel features a collection of rooms and suites designed for a good night’s rest. Take in panoramic views of the city, Port Philip Bay and the Yarra River from floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy a variety of splendid amenities at Pan Pacific – one of the leading hotels in Melbourne Australia.

Cancellation Policy

Failure to arrive at Pan Pacific Melbourne or if a room is cancelled within 30 days of the arrival date (4pm) the guest will be charged 100% of their full stay.


The online registration form allows you to book available rooms. You need to provide credit card details, which will be forwarded to the hotel to guarantee your booking.

Please your accommodation requirements if you have already registered for the Conference.

Extended Bookings

Please if you wish to extend your accommodation booking before or after the Conference.

Changes and Cancellations

Please note the cancellation policies listed for each hotel. Cancellations and no-shows will attract a fee of at least one night’s accommodation. However, each hotel’s policy varies and late cancellations and no-shows may be charged for all the nights booked.

Please any cancellations and date changes.


Accommodation and incidental expenses need to be settled using a credit card when you check out.

You can arrange to pay your accommodation using a third-party credit card, e.g. a colleague’s work credit card, by completing the Credit Card Authorisation form below and email it to your confirmed hotel 30-days prior to the conference.

Please if you wish to be invoiced for your accommodation with your registration. Any pre-payments made to Conference Design will be forwarded to your hotel. Pre-payments need to be received 30 days prior to the conference.

Early Check-in Requests

Early check-in and late check-out requests are subject to availability on the day and cannot be confirmed by Conference Design.

You can enter special requests for early check-in in the “Special Requests” field of your reservation. The hotel will do its best to accommodate your request on the day. Please enquire about the status of your request at the front desk upon check-in.

Getting to and around Melbourne

Flights to Melbourne

The following carriers provide frequent direct flights from most major centre’s across Australia.

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Every arrival at Airport is met by a shuttle bus and taxis that will take passengers into Melbourne city. The trip will take around thirty minutes.

If you’d like to drive yourself, rental cars are available: Hertz, AVIS, Europcar and Budget.

Shuttle Bus

The friendly driver of the Melbourne Skybus  will take you into Melbourne city and drop you at your accommodation (hotel or motel). You can also book this airport shuttle bus to pick you up and take you to the airport when you’re ready to leave – just make a booking more than two hours before you want to be picked up. Most hotels will be happy to make the booking for you.

Express from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station – One way trip $18 round trip $36.


Uber drivers pick up travellers from two locations at Melbourne Airport. For Qantas, International and Virgin Australia passengers, the ride-share pick up zone is lane 1 of the forecourt.

For Jetstar, TigerAir, Rex or AirNorth passengers, the pick up zone is level 2 inside the T4 Ground Transport Hub.

Passengers can be dropped off anywhere along Departure Drive and the T4 Transport Hub drop off zone on level 1. This is the same for all the public drop off zones.


The taxi rank is located directly out the front of the Airport building. If you need a mini-van or special taxi please ask one or our kerbside assistants who will radio one through for you. If there are no taxis available, phone numbers for the major taxi companies are listed inside the terminal near the baggage carousels.

Taxi from the airport to the CBD will cost between $60 – $70 dependent on traffic.

Eat & Drink in Melbourne

Experience Melbourne’s mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you’re after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – Melbourne’s eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly groundbreaking.

Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or break out of the CBD and discover the city’s specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton’s ‘Little Italy’, Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.

For recommendations and to view restaurant options, please click here.

Things to do in Melbourne and surrounds