Hotel bookings are no longer available via the online registration form.

Should you wish to make a new booking or make changes to an existing booking, please contact the hotel directly by using the contact form below.



Accommodation Options

Crown Metropol

8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006

5 Stars | Conference Venue
This sophisticated, contemporary high-rise hotel is set in the heart of the Crown Conference Centre. The upscale modern rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay, equipped with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minibars and tea and coffee making equipment. The centre has many restaurants to choose from and room service is available, the hotel also provides a business and fitness centre as well as a pool and spa.

Luxe King or Twin Rooms: $280.00 per room per night

Pre-booked Breakfast: $33.00 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Crown Promenade

8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006

4.5 Stars | Conference Venue
This upscale hotel is set in the heart of the Crown Conference Centre, sleek rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minibars, and tea and coffee-making equipment. The hotel has an international buffet restaurant to choose from with room service  available. The hotel also provides an indoor pool and gym as well as a business centre.

Standard King or Twin Room:$260.00 per room per night

Pre-booked Breakfast: $33.00 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Experience Bella Hotel Apartments

250 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

4 Stars | 9 min walk
A 3-minute walk from the nearest tram station, this sleek apartment hotel in a high-rise building is close to everything in Melbourne’s CBD, modern accommodations range from 1- to 2-bedroom Apartments featuring flat-screen TVs and kitchens, as well as living rooms and dining areas. Amenities include a casual cafe serving Australian and Italian cuisine.

One Bedroom Apartment: $189 per room per night

Two Bedroom, One Bathroom Apartment: $259 per room per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Quality Hotel Batman’s on Collins

623 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

 4 Stars | 9 min walk
Within the Melbourne Central Business District, this informal hotel is less than 1 km from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Casual rooms have flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel provides a casual restaurant with room service available and a business center.

Standard Queen Room: $159 per room per night

Standard Twin Room: $159 per room per night

Pre-booked Breakfast: $20 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Best Western Melbourne City

16 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000

 4 Stars | 6 min walk
A 4-minute walk from Southern Cross train station, this casual hotel in the Central Business District is a 6-minute walk from the MCEC.
Straightforward rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges, plus tea and coffee-making facilities. Hotel Amenities include a relaxed bar/ cafe and a rooftop terrace. Room service is available.

Shoebox Double: $139 per room per night

Standard Twin Room: $145 per room per night

Standard King Room: $155 per room per night

Pre-booked Breakfast: $10 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments

63 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006

 4 Stars |  2 min walk
Set in a sleek high-rise tower, this modern collection of apartments is 1.4 km from Melbourne City Centre, Chic apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, full kitchens and washer/dryers, as well as separate sitting areas. Amenities include a heated indoor pool and a gym, plus a garden terrace with a BBQ.

1 Bedroom Apartment: $175 per room per night

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment: $239 per room per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Great Southern Hotel

44 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000

 3 Stars | 7 min walk
Located in the city centre, this simple hotel is 0.9 km from the Crown Conference Centre. The hotel provides simple rooms with minimalist decor featuring Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, and tea and coffee-making facilities. A casual restaurant serves continental breakfast, other amenities include coin-operated laundry facilities, a courtyard and  bar.


Standard Room: $90 per room per night

Superior Room: $110 per room per night

Family Room: $130 per room per night

Pre-Booked Breakfast: $24 per person per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

Aria Hotel Apartments

285 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

4.5 Stars | 6 min walk
This apartment hotel, set in a modern building in the Southbank district, is a 1-minute walk from the City Rd/Clarendon tram stop and a 6-minute walk from the Crown Conference CentreThe bright and airy apartments have contemporary furnishings and provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players and private balconies. All apartments also offer kitchens and washer/dryers facilities. 

Two Bedroom, One Bathroom Apartment: $229 per room per night

Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Apartment: $269 per room per night

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

One Bedroom Apartments are now fully booked over the conference dates

Accommodation Conditions

How to Book

The Conference Managers will forward your contact details, reservation and deposit to the hotel of your choice.

Accommodation may be booked when you complete the online registration form on the registration page of this website. Alternatively, email your requirements to the Conference Managers who will be more than happy to assist.


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 Manager if you wish to pay in full prior to arrival.

Changes to bookings

Any required changes to your booking must be requested in writing to the Conference Managers by 30 working days prior to the Conference start date.

Late bookings

New bookings and changes to existing bookings requested within 30 working days prior to the Conference start date will be subject to hotel availability and rate increase. It is recommended you book early to avoid disappointment.

Flexible terms and conditions apply to amendments or cancellations made up to 30 working days prior to the Conference. Cancellation charges will apply after this date.

Cancellation charges

  • A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will apply for cancelled bookings from 30 working days prior to the Conference date.
  • 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 Conference Managers.

Reduction of stay

Should you need to reduce your stay within 30 working days of the start of the Conference, cancellation charges may be incurred at the hotel’s discretion.

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.


The negotiated rates are valid up to 30 working days prior to the conference start date. After this, accommodation is subject to availability and rates are subject to an increase.

Rates may increase at any time without notice due to changes in government charges, taxes or levies.

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 hold on your credit card for an amount which covers all unpaid accommodation nights reserved plus a daily amount for incidental charges. Any money still held on your credit card by the hotel once you have settled your account and checked out will be released. 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.

If you will be settling your accommodation account by cash you will be asked to pre pay for your accommodation in full when you check-in plus a cash deposit to cover incidentals that may be incurred during your stay. Should you not utilise any incidentals during your stay the cash deposit, for incidentals only, will be refunded to you by the hotel upon check-out.
Please note the daily incidental charge may vary across the listed hotels.

Daily Incidental Charges

Please note the daily incidental charges the hotel will hold on your credit card may vary across the listed hotels.  Should you wish to confirm the amount that will be held against your card, please enquire with your hotel during check-in.

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.

These additional nights can be booked at the time of making your reservation. Alternatively, if you have already made your accommodation booking, you can request the additional nights by advising the Conference Managers in writing.

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

If you would like to make a group booking of 15 rooms or more at a hotel not listed above, the Conference Managers will endeavour to secure rooms and negotiate group rates on your behalf with the hotel of your choice. With a large network of hotel contacts our accommodation specialists have the buying power to ensure all your needs are met and your booking is managed efficiently.

Contact the Conference Managers today to secure your group booking.