January is a very busy time in Melbourne, so we urge everyone to book accommodation early. The Australian Open tennis is on in January, so accommodation will be in high demand. Our conference venue, The Rydges Swanston hotel, is located just on the outskirts of the city proper in the suburb of Carlton. You could stay in the Melbourne CBD and walk or catch a tram to the venue (it would only be a 5-10 min tram trip depending on where in the city you stay) or you could book your accommodation in Carlton or a nearby suburb such as Fitzroy.
The Rydges Swanston is offering Executive King Rooms with Buffet Breakfast (1 per room) for $189 per night.
Melbourne's CBD has a huge range of accommodation from hostel to 5-star. We'd suggest having a look at which compares rates for you and lets you know the cheapest option. The following accommodation is a sample of accommodation within 1km of the conference venue and rates listed are as at 18 October, 2019. Please note rates will rise as we get closer to the date.
22 Lygon Street, Carlton 15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne
Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel Elizabeth Hostel
225 Drummond Street, Carlton 494 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
$130p/n $28p/n in 10 bed mixed dorm.
2-9 Finlay Place, Carlton 43 Therry Street, Melbourne
8 Franklin Street, Melbourne 30 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne
380 Russell Street, Melbourne
Prices range from $39 to $139 per night in shared rooms or private rooms
Tram runs along Swanston St to/fro CBD