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Accommodation

The deadline for guaranteed hotel reservations through the Conference Secretariat is Friday, 5 August 2022. Bookings after this date can still be accepted via the Conference Secretariat but will be subject to room availability.

Large blocks of rooms and apartments have been secured by the Conference Secretariat to ensure the best available rates. To obtain these conference rates, all bookings must be made directly through the Conference Secretariat. We recommend that you register and book your hotel as soon as possible to ensure we have availability at these discounted rates.

Check in/out Times for Hotels

Hotel check in time is either 14:00 or 15:00 hours on the day of arrival and check out is either 10:00 of 11:00 hours on the day of departure. See individual details of check in/out times on the hotel listing below. Many international flights arrive early in the morning and immediate access to rooms will depend on availability. To guarantee early access, the room must be booked for the previous night.

Hotel List

  • One bedroom apartments have separate living room, kitchen and bathroom.
  • Studio rooms offer kitchenette and separate bathroom.
  • All hotel rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
  • All hotels offer complimentary in-room Wi-Fi access.
  • Please note that breakfasts are not included in any of the tariffs below.
  • Photographs of individual hotels can be viewed by clicking on the hotel name.
  • Photographs of rooms can be viewed by clicking on the individual room type.
Hotel Room per night
($AUD)
Comments
Crown Promenade Melbourne
****1/2
8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC 3006
3 minute walk from Melbourne Convention Centre
$240 (single/twin/double)
Max: 4 persons
Extra persons free of charge
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Single and double rooms have king bed.
Twin rooms have 2 x queen beds.
Up to 4 persons (not age dependent) can share a twin room free of charge if utilising existing bedding
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations advised within 30 days prior to arrival date (or no shows) will incur one night's accommodation cost as cancellation fee.

Depending on availability, these rates will be held for bookings prior to the conference and on the night of 30 September but the night of Saturday, 1 October will be charged at $340 for the night. Please email combio@asbmb.org.au if you have any questions.
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
****
1-5 Spencer Street
Melbourne VIC 3005
3 minute walk from Melbourne Convention Centre
$225 (single/twin/double)
Max: 3 adults OR 2 adults/2 children
Extra adult $65 per night
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Single and double rooms have king bed.
Twin rooms have 2 x double beds.
Up to 2 children (18 years and under) can share a twin room with up to 2 adults free of charge if utilizing existing bedding.
NOTE: Full pre-payment must be received 7 working days prior to the event. The hotel will debit the credit card supplied and issue you directly with a receipt/tax invoice.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations advised within 30 days prior to arrival date (or no shows) will incur full accommodation cost as cancellation fee.

Depending on availability, these rates will be held for bookings prior to the conference and on the night of 30 September but the night of Saturday, 1 October will be charged at $350 for the night. Please email combio@asbmb.org.au if you have any questions.
Clarion Suites Gateway Apartments
****
1 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
8 minute walk from Melbourne Convention Centre
$200 (studio room)
Max: 2 persons



$215 (one bedroom)
Max: 3 persons



Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Queen or 2 x singles.
Costing is for up to 2 persons
Studios are equipped with kitchenettes.

Queen or 2 x singles in bedroom.
Costing is for up to 2 persons
Extra person (sofa bed): $70/night
One bedroom apartments are equipped with separate lounge, bedroom, kitchen and laundry.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations advised within 30 days prior to arrival date (or no shows) will incur one night's accommodation cost as cancellation fee.

Depending on availability, these rates will be held for bookings prior to the conference but the night of Friday, 30 September will be charged at $259 for a studio room and $279 for a one bedroom apartment. The night of Saturday, 1 October will be charged at $289 for a studio room and $309 for a one bedroom apartment. The charge for a 3rd person (utilizing sofa bed) is still the same at $70/night. Please email combio@asbmb.org.au if you have any questions.
Great Southern Hotel Melbourne
****
44 Spencer Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
5 minute walk from Melbourne Convention Centre
$90 Standard Queen
(single/double) Max: 2 persons

$110 Superior King/Twin
(single/twin/double) Max: 2 persons



$160 Family Room
Max: 4 persons

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Single & double rooms have queen bed
Costing is for up to 2 persons.

Single & double rooms have king bed.
Twin rooms have 2 x single beds.
Costing is for up to 2 persons

2 x zipped king beds
OR 4 x single beds
OR 1 X zipped king bed + 2 single beds.
Costing is for up to 4 persons.

NOTE: 28 days before arrival, full pre-payment equal to the total accommodation will be charged directly by the hotel to the credit card supplied.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation advised within 14 days before arrival will incur the entire accommodation cost as a cancellation fee. Bookings cancelled within 14 days before arrival, no shows or early departures will be charged a full cancellation fee equal to the original nights booked.

Depending on availability, these rates will be held for bookings prior to the conference and after the conference (so rates remain the same as listed above).

Budget Accommodation

Backpacker style accommodation should be booked directly (not through the secretariat). The YHA Australia (Australian Backpacker and Youth Hotel Accommodation and Travel) can be found at www.yha.com.au

Room Sharing with Colleagues

Organising your own room sharing is a good way to keep accommodation costs down. Please note that the secretariat will not organise sharepersons on your behalf.