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.  To access this rate book by telephone (tel.61 3 9347 7811) and quote block code 2001VISION.

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. 

Lygon Lodge Studio Apartments                                                                      Ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments

22 Lygon Street, Carlton                                                                                   15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne

$150p/n                                                                                                             $97p/n

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.

Quest Carlton on Finlay                                                                                     Mercure Melbourne Therry Street

2-9 Finlay Place, Carlton                                                                                    43 Therry Street, Melbourne

$161p/n                                                                                                              $104p/n

Milano Serviced Apartments                                                                              Brady Hotels Central Melbourne

8 Franklin Street, Melbourne                                                                              30 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne

$117p/n                                                                                                               119p/n

Space Hostel

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

Melb CBD

Rydges Hotel