Book early to enjoy great deals


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 Contact Form

The conference managers have secured rooms at the conference venue and some preferred alternative hotels with flexible terms and conditions available to registrants. 

Book early to secure your room and let our dedicated accommodation team look after you whilst taking advantage of the following:

  • Specially negotiated rates.
  • Flexibility to change or cancel your booking at any time up to 30 working days prior to conference start date.
  • One night’s room rate deposit is all you pay to secure your booking – no full pre-payment needed. Full pre-payment may be made if you prefer.
  • Your deposit is fully refundable up to 30 working days prior to conference start date.

Reap the benefits of booking with the conference managers and staying in one of the officially contracted hotels below:

Accommodation options

Swissotel Sydney

Swissotel Sydney

Walking time to conference venue:
2 minutes
5 stars swissotel

A 4-minute walk from Hyde Park, this upscale hotel features sophisticated rooms with flat-screen TVs and WiFi.

There’s a contemporary Australian restaurant and a chic bar that offers high tea and light meals. Other amenities include a spa, an exercise room, an outdoor pool and a business centre.

 Room Type

Room only rate* Room & breakfast for 1 guest* Room & breakfast for 2 guests* swissotel-sydney-premier-room

Standard room SGL/DBL/TWN

$360.00 N/A N/A
Park Regis City Centre

Park Regis City Centre

Walking time to conference venue:
3 minutes
4 stars park-regis-city-centre-logo

Located in the Sydney CBD, this high-rise hotel is just a three minute walk to the Hilton Sydney, Town Hall station, and Pitt Street shopping precinct.

Modern rooms with vibrant artwork have flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities and work desks. Wi-Fi is complimentary.

Amenities include an outdoor, rooftop swimming pool with loungers, and a patio with seating. Parking is available for a fee.

Please note that the special rate Guest Rooms are only available at this hotel from Sunday 8 October to Wednesday 11 October 2017.

 Room Type

Room only rate* Room & breakfast for 1 guest* Room & breakfast for 2 guests*   Park Regis Standard Room

Guest room SGL/DBL/TWN

$249.00 $267.50 $286.00

Executive room SGL/DBL/TWN

$279.00 $297.50 $316.00
Park Suite SGL/DBL $319.00 $337.50 $356.00
Hilton Sydney

Hilton Sydney

Conference Venue 5 stars Hilton Sydney

This modern city hotel is the conference venue, located just a 5 minute walk from Town Hall station and Hyde Park, and is within walking distance to the State Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.

Contemporary rooms have flat-screen TVs and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Wi-Fi is complimentary. 

Amenities include multiple bar and dining options, including a rooftop terrace, and a Victorian bar with live entertainment. There’s also an indoor pool and gym.

Please note that the special rate rooms are only available at this hotel from Monday 9 October to Thursday 12 October 2017. 

 Room Type

Room only rate* Room & breakfast for 1 guest* Room & breakfast for 2 guests*   Hilton Sydney Guest Room

Hilton guest room SGL/DBL/TWN

$359.00 $379.00 $399.00


Accommodation conditions

Prices above are listed per room per night
* Rates are room only, per night, unless otherwise stated.

Rates may increase without notice due to changes in government charges, taxes or levies. A minimum one night’s deposit must be paid at time of booking to guarantee reservation

Bedding configurations
Single (SGL): A single occupancy room with one bed
Double (DBL): A double occupancy room with one bed
Twin (TWN): A double occupancy room with two beds

Please note bedding configurations are subject to hotel availability.

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 happy to assist with the arrangements.


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 Wednesday 6 September 2017.
  • 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.

The conference Managers have negotiated the most favourable rates available at this time, the rates may increase at any time without notice (including changes in Government taxes or levies); the conference Managers will endeavour to notify of any changes in rates or accommodation inclusions.

As per standard hotel 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 on the day of check-in. Failure to do so may result in your room 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.

Alternative accommodation

Should you wish to book alternative accommodation, the conference managers recommend booking securely through

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Key dates:

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Early bird/Author registration deadline:

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Conference dates:
9 - 13 October 2017, Hilton Sydney

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