Venue & Accommodation
Regarded by many as the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is the perfect setting for our congress. A friendly, multicultural city located on the banks of the Yarra River, Melbourne offers excellent shopping, world class cultural events, and spectacular food and wine from over 3000 restaurants. You’ll find endless rows of cafes and boutiques along the riverside at Southgate, in the lanes and streets of the city centre and inner-city bohemian neighbourhoods like Carlton, Fitzroy, St Kilda and South Yarra. Outside Melbourne, you’ll find a host of regional attractions, from the Fairy Penguins to the spectacular Great Ocean Road.
For more information about Melbourne, check the following websites:
Hilton on the Park Hotel,
192 Wellington Parade,
Situated next to the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and directly opposite the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Park, Hilton on the Park Hotel is just a five minute walk from the city’s downtown shopping
and commercial district.
You can book accommodation, if needed, at the same time as you register for the congress.
We are holding blocks at 2 hotels:
• Single, double or twin room, with one full buffet breakfast $245 per night
• Double or twin room, with two full buffet breakfasts $270 per night
PLEASE NOTE: This rate is different to the one on the Congress brochure in that the Hilton is now including a full buffet breakfast in the $245/night room rate.
The Mantra on Jolimont (a 5-minute walk to the Hilton)
PLEASE NOTE: Sunday 14 October at the Mantra is fully booked.
Rooms are still available from Monday 15 October to Wednesday 17 October.
• Single, double or twin room, room only $158 per night
• Single, double or twin room, with one full breakfast $183 per night
• Double or twin room, with two full breakfasts $208 per night
To obtain these rates, all accommodation must be booked through The Conference Organiser and will be allocated on a strict priority of receipt basis.
Please book early as we have blocked a limited number of rooms and competing events in Melbourne at the time of the congress will restrict accommodation options. We will release our accommodation block 30 days before the congress; after this time we will attempt to secure accommodation on an individual basis.
It is necessary to pay for all accommodation charges to obtain these rates.
Please Note: Special congress accommodation rates have been negotiated for the congress prior to the printing of the Registration Brochure. The congress organisers accept no responsibility if the hotels offer “special rates” or “standby rates” at their discretion.
Getting to The Hilton from Tullamarine Airport
By taxi: approximately $65
SkyBus offers an express bus service from the airport to Southern Cross Station (Spencer St) in the city centre. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day.
Adult tickets: $17 one way / $28 return (adult).
For more information, and to make a booking, go to: www.skybus.com.au.
Public transport / Parking
Hilton on the Park is situated directly opposite Jolimont Railway Station (Epping Line) or can be easily reached from the city centre by tram number 48 via Collins Street or 75 via Flinders Street, stopping outside the hotel on Wellington Parade.
For those who cannot avoid bringing a car, the hotel has a car park on-site. Subject to availability of spaces, discounted rates are available for overnight guests at $27 per car or congress day delegates at $22 per car. Limited valet parking is available at $45 per car and can be arranged through concierge and is subject to availability.
Taxis are readily available and the city is a leisurely 10-minute walk through the Fitzroy Gardens.