Accommodation

Booking accommodation with your registration

Accommodation has been reserved on behalf of conference delegates at Rydges South Bank, Mantra South Bank, Oaks Casino Towers, and Swiss-Belhotel until Monday, 16 October 2017. Accommodation will be allocated in order of receipt of bookings and is subject to availability. To secure the conference accommodation rates, bookings should be made online as part of the registration process.

Arrival time

Please indicate your estimated time of hotel arrival during the booking process. If you wish to guarantee your room is ready before the hotel check-in time it is recommended that you book and pay for the room for the evening prior to your arrival. Failure to advise your arrival time if arriving after 18:00 may mean that your room will be released.

Changes to your accommodation booking

Please notify your requests for changes or cancellation by email directly to the Conference Secretariat.

Extending your stay

If you wish to extend your stay prior to or following the conference, please specify your requirements in the special instructions field during the accommodation booking process. Availability and rates will be checked with the hotel before your reservation is fully confirmed.

Payment for accommodation

Please note that payment of accommodation is not taken at the time of completing an online conference registration, however a credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee your room with the hotel. A wider range of credit cards are available for accommodation payment (including Diners and American Express). Accommodation providers have varying deposit and guarantee requirements (please refer to each hotel’s payment and cancellation policies below). After the booking is established your credit card guarantee will be managed by the accommodation provider.

If you wish the hotel to settle your account with a credit card of which you are not the signatory, you must provide written authority to the hotel to do so. A third party credit card form will be emailed to the guest approximately 30 days prior to check in. This form should be completed and returned directly to the hotel.


Recommended hotels

Room rates are in Australian Dollars and include 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Hotel Room type Bedding
configuration
Room rate
(per night)
Breakfast
(per day)
Walking distance to conference
Rydges South Bank Queen room Queen bed
(or two queens upon request)
A$249 A$30/person

approx
2 mins

Mantra South Bank Studio apartment (city view)

 

Hotel room

Queen bed
(or two singles upon request) 

 

King bed
(or two singles upon request)

A$245

 

 

A$215

A$22/person

approx
3 mins

Oaks Casino Towers One bedroom apartment Queen or king bed A$189 n/a approx
15 mins
Swiss-Belhotel Superior king Room King bed
(or two singles upon request)
A$155* À la carte approx
16 mins

*please note the room rate to extend your stay at Swiss-Belhotel post-conference would be as per best available rate due to a special event.

Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg St, South Bank

Rydges is located in the heart of Brisbane’s arts and entertainment precinct at South Bank, and is conveniently next to the conference venue. The 4.5-star hotel has newly redesigned rooms with modern luxury furnishings and latest technology. Rydges offers relaxed cafe style dining and award winning luxe dining, as well as 24 hour room service. Hotel amenities include a gymnasium, pool, spa, and sauna.

Room type: Queen Room
Queen rooms are spacious and have one queen bed (or two queens upon request) and a large picture window. Room features include air conditioning, 48 inch HD LCD LED television, ergonomic desk, laptop safe, and minibar.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 11:00am.

Car parking: Valet Parking $40 per night.

Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Payment: Accommodation is to be paid at check-in. All incidental charges incurred during your stay must be settled on check-out. The hotel will also require a credit card imprint from guests upon check in to cover any additional charges per apartment i.e. telephone calls, room service, movies etc.

Credit card service fee: A service fee of 1.18% will apply to all Visa and MasterCard transactions and a 3.5% fee will apply to Amex, Diners and JCB cards.

Cancellation policy: Any cancellation fee will automatically be charged to the credit card provided for room guarantee.
30-14 days prior to arrival: a cancellation fee of one night’s stay will apply. Any reductions of room nights within this period may also be subject to the cancellation fee of one night’s stay.
Within 14 days of arrival: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
No shows: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.


Mantra South Bank, 61 Grey St, South Brisbane

Mantra South Bank Brisbane is located a short walk to the conference venue, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and is well-positioned in South Bank’s arts and entertainment precinct. The hotel features a heated lap pool and fully equipped gym, as well as the celebrated Stone Restaurant and Bar.

Room type: Studio apartment (city view) (top photo)
Studio apartments have a queen size bed (or two singles upon request), and feature a city view, gallery style kitchenette, air-conditioning, LCD TV with in-house movies, a mini bar, and safe.

Room type: Hotel room (bottom photo)
Hotel rooms have a king size bed (or two singles upon request), and feature ultramodern décor, air-conditioning, LCD TV with in-house movies, a mini bar, and safe.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 10:00am.

Car parking: $36 per night.

Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Payment: Accommodation is to be paid at check-out. All incidental charges incurred during your stay must be settled on check-out.

Credit card service fee: Service fees are as follows: 1.1% for MasterCard transactions; 1.25 for Visa; 3.35% for Amex; 3.5% for Diners or JCB; 2% for Union Pay.

Cancellation policy:
Any cancellation fee will automatically be charged to the credit card provided for room guarantee.
30-14 days prior to arrival: a cancellation fee of one night’s stay will apply.
Within 14 days of arrival: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
No shows: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.


Oaks Casino Towers, 151 George St, Brisbane City

Oaks Casino Towers is a 4.5-star hotel located across the river in the Brisbane CBD opposite the Treasury Casino. Oaks Casino Towers has stylish and spacious 1 bedroom apartments with sizable balconies overlooking the city and river below. The hotel has a large swimming pool and sun deck, spa, sauna, and gymnasium.

Room type: One bedroom apartment
One bedroom apartments feature either a queen or king size bed, a spacious living area and balcony, a full European-style kitchen with modern appliances, and laundry facilities.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 10:00am.

Car parking: Self-parking $25 per night. Parking is limited and must be pre-booked.

Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Payment: Accommodation is to be paid at check-in. The hotel will also require a credit card imprint from guests upon check in to cover any additional charges per apartment i.e. telephone calls, movies etc. This will pre-authorise the security amount of $75 which will be lifted off after departure. GST does not apply to Oaks Casino Towers.

Credit card service fee: A service fee of 1.5% will be charged for all payments made using a credit or debit card.

Cancellation policy: Any cancellation fee will automatically be charged to the credit card provided for room guarantee.
30-14 days prior to arrival: a cancellation fee of one night’s stay will apply.
Within 14 days of arrival: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
No shows: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.


Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane, 218 Vulture Street, South Brisbane

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is a premium, full service hotel located on the southern side of South Bank Parklands, within walking distance of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hotel facilities include a gymnasium and indoor heated pool, restaurant as well as room service for all guests.

Room type: Superior King Room
Superior rooms have a king size bed (or two king singles upon request), and include air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms with “Swiss-Care” amenities, smart TV with Foxtel (limited channels), and a minibar.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 11:00am.

Car parking: Parking is complimentary and subject to availability.

Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Payment: Upon check-in, the full accommodation costs and a security bond of $50 per night will be placed on hold on the guest’s credit card. Final payment including incidentals will be charged upon check-out.
Credit card service fee: A service fee of 2% will apply to all Visa and MasterCard transactions and a 3% fee will apply to Amex and Diners.

Cancellation policy: Any cancellation fee will automatically be charged to the credit card provided for room guarantee.
8 – 14 days of arrival: a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
Within 7 days of arrival: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
No shows: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.


Alternative accommodation

Should these properties not be suitable for you, you may wish to look for alternative accommodation in the area by visiting a number of different accommodation booking websites including:
Booking.com
Wotif.com
Hotels.com

For the budget conscious, backpacker and youth hostels are located on Upper Roma Street, a 25 minute walk from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
www.yha.com.au/hostels/qld/brisbane-surrounds/brisbane-backpackers-hostel
www.brisbanebackpackers.com.au