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Special accommodation rates have been secured for delegates attending the conference. Accommodation can be booked when registering for the conference. All rates are per room per night unless otherwise specified.

QT Canberra

1 London Circuit,
Canberra ACT

2km from CSIRO Discovery Centre

Set along the London Circuit road, this chic upscale hotel is 1.6 km from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and a 12-minute walk from Canberra Museum and Gallery. Polished, design-led rooms come with balconies, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as minibars, room service and desks. Some offer lake views, and suites add living rooms. QT is a 15 minute walk from the conference venue.

Room Type

Rate (per room per night)

QT Room


University House

1 Balmain Crescent,
Acton ACT

2km from CSIRO Discovery Centre.

University House had its beginnings as a residential college for professors and graduate students and is now a boutique hotel, with fine and casual dining, functions and event spaces and an excellent bar and cellar. It is the ceremonial heart of Australia's National University, with the Great Hall a stunning venue.

Room Type

Rate (per room per night)

Queen Suite

$165 (one occupant), $170 (two occupants)

Novotel Canberra

65 Northbourne Avenue,
Canberra ACT

2.1km from CSIRO Discovery Centre

Novotel Canberra offers premium 4.5 star hotel accommodation in the heart of the city. All 286 rooms are spaciaous and contemporary in design whilst featuring an abundance of natural light. Includes 24 hour room service, indoor heated poor, gymnasium, spa and sauna and a bar and restaurant.

Room Type

Rate (per room per night)

Queen Room


Clifton Suites on Northbourne

100 Northbourne Avenue,
Canberra ACT

2.2km from CSIRO Discovery Centre

Clifton Suites on Northbourne is Canberra’s multi award winning apartment hotel, just minutes from the heart of Canberra’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment district, perfect for your stay in Canberra. The hotel is in an ideal location for business travelers with a two minute walk to the CBD and a 5-10 minute drive to other government and business hubs.

Room Type

Rate (per room per night)

One bedroom apartment


Two bedroom apartment


Crowne Plaza Canberra

1 Binara Street,
Canberra ACT

3km from CSIRO Discovery Centre

Crowne Plaza is a deluxe hotel in the heart of the Canberra CBD, adjacent to the conference venue. The hotel itself has multiple options for dining and it's also just a short walk from the main restaurant and cafe strip in the Canberra CBD.

Room Type

Rate (per room per night)

King Room


Twin Room (2 Double Beds)



No booking will be confirmed without a credit card guarantee or a pre-payment. Any incidental expenses incurred during your stay (for example: mini bar, telephone or dry cleaning) must be paid for by yourself on check out.


Delegates are responsible for paying the balance of their account and all incidentals on departure from the hotel. The hotel will be responsible for issuing tax invoices for accommodation payments upon departure.

Change of Booking

All amendments to your accommodation booking MUST be made in writing to Conference Logistics and not directly with the hotel. Any changes must be advised by 17 August 2016.


All cancellations MUST be made in writing to Conference Logistics. Cancellations received after 17 August 2016 will be charged by the hotel according to the cancellation policy noted on the registration site.

Arrival Time

Standard hotel check-in time is 2pm, but individual hotels may differ. If you are to arrive before this time it is probable that you will not be able to gain access to your room. To guarantee a room to be available for an early arrival you will need to pre-book your room for the previous night. If required, please indicate on your registration form. (You will be charged by the hotel for the additional night).