Accommodation Options

ACAL will provide some options with conference rates.

Visit Victoria – the state tourism body – has extensive listings.

You can also use common booking services such as Airbnb, Wotif, Lastminute, Various Ibis budget hotels.

High and low numbers

If you’re choosing a hotel and you want one close to the Convention Centre, then avoid low street numbers. (What!?#)

Central Melbourne is based on the famous ‘Hoddle Grid’ and the highest street numbers for the main thoroughfares and minor streets are closest to the venue.

So a hotel at 25 Collins Street might be attractive but it’s at the opposite end of the city to the Conference Centre – 623 Collins street would be much closer.

However ….¬† there’s the Free Tram Zone that can rescue you from a walk (but the walk would be healthier and quite pleasant)! The Free Tram Zone takes you close to both the Convention Centre and The Library at the Dock.

Melbourne Shortstay

Southbank Collection (left), MP Deluxe (right)

Shortstay are offering 10% off of their best available rates at the Southbank Collection (0.8km from Conference venue) and the MP Deluxe (0.6km from the Conference venue).

On their website, select the location and dates, you’ll be taken to a booking page. To the right of the selected dates it states ‘promo code’. Click this and a promo code field appears. Enter ‘ACAL2018’ then click apply for the discounted rates.

Rendezvous Hotel

Rendezvous Hotel

Rendezvous Hotel – Flinders Street

Rendezvous Hotel (1km from Conference venue) are offering a 10% discount.

You can book until the 31st August 2018 and then the code will be deactivated.

Use the Promo code: 5898603

Conference discount

We’ve contacted the following hotels asking to set up conference discount packages. We’ll update this list as they respond. In the meantime you could Google them. All are close to the conference venue.

  • Punthill Northbank, 560 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC
  • Melbourne Short Stay Apartments – Southbank Collection 187 City Road Southbank and MP 241 City Rd, Southbank VIC have responded!
  • Novotel Melbourne South Wharf, 7 Convention Centre Place South Wharf VIC have responded!
  • Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne 328 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC have responded!
  • Aria Favourite Southbank 285 City Road Southbank VIC
  • Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank Corner of Southgate Ave & Riverside Quay Southbank VIC
  • Quest Southbank 12-16 Kavanagh Street, Southbank
  • Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders 575 Flinders Lane
  • Great Southern Hotel Melbourne (3 star) 44 Spencer Street Melbourne VIC

Novotel South Wharf

Novotel South Wharf

Novotel South Wharf

Novotel are offering 10% off of their best available rates at the Novotel South Wharf (0.7km from Conference venue).
Use this link and add ‘South Wharf’ as the destination.
The following codes will appear at the top of the page Company code: SCP466356 Access code: AU542AU623
Proceed with your booking


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