Accommodation bookings have now closed.
The below accommodation rates have been negotiated specifically for the conference and have been reserved on behalf of conference delegates until Wednesday 30 October 2013.
Accommodation bookings for Oaks on Collins and Metro on Bank Place should be made online via the conference registration form (available in mid July 2013).
Accommodation bookings for the RACV City Club should be made directly with the venue (see details below).
Accommodation will be allocated in order of receipt of bookings and is subject to availability.
|Hotel||Room only*||Bedding Configuration||Walking distance to RACV City Club|
|RACV City Club****1/2|
|Standard room||$272||King or Queen||n/a|
|Oaks on Collins****1/2|
|Studio executive apartment|
Two bed cosmo suite
2 x Queen
|Metro on Bank Place***|
One bedroom apartment
* rate per room per night (does not include breakfast)
Room rates are in Australian Dollars and include 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST does not apply to Oaks on Collins.
Arrival time: Please indicate your estimated time of arrival at the hotel on your registration form. If you wish to guarantee your room is ready before the hotel check-in time it is recommended that you book and pay for the room for the evening prior to your arrival. Failure to advise your arrival time if arriving after 6.00pm may mean that your room will be released.
Payment for accommodation: Accommodation fees are NOT charged by Expert Events. A credit card number is required at the time of booking which will be passed on to the hotel to guarantee your booking. Payment is not processed until the guest checks in. If you wish the hotel to settle your account with a credit card of which you are not the signatory, you must provide written authority to the hotel to do so. You may pre-pay the full amount of your accommodation via cheque directly to the hotel within 30 days of check-in. Bookings are unable to be confirmed until your credit card details or payment are received.
Changes to your accommodation booking: Please notify your requests for changes in writing directly to the conference secretariat via either: Email: email@example.com Fax: +61 7 3848 2133 Post: Expert Events, PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia
Cancellations: Cancellations must be advised in writing to the conference secretariat. Please review each hotel’s specific cancellation policy below.
RACV City Club ***PLEASE BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THE RACV CITY CLUB***
501 Bourke Street, Melbourne | Phone: 03 9944 8888
The City Club provides wonderful accommodation for members and guests. All rooms include widescreen TV, walk-in showers, mini-bar, room safe and free internet access. With its modern appointments, spacious living areas and family-friendly features, coupled with the Club’s, outstanding pool, spa, gymnasium, dining facilities and proximity to Melbourne’s famous retail precinct, RACV’s City Club is ideal for overnight or extended stays. The RACV City Club offers a range of dining and entertainment options to suit every occasion – from a casual coffee in the Coffee Lounge to after work drinks and tapas in the Wine Bar.
Check-in time: from 2pm | Check-out time: prior to 11am
Cancellation policy: Within 30 days prior to, or in the event of a no show on the date of arrival, the first night’s accommodation will be charged only.
Car parking: available on request for in-house guest at $18.50 per night ( 1 car per room)
Oaks on Collins
480 Collins Street, Melbourne | Phone: 03 8610 6444
New York-style Hotel Apartment Melbourne Accommodation in the heart of the CBD. Occupying an unbeatable locale in Melbourne’s CBD, the 4.5 star Oaks on Collins presents stylish self-contained accommodation. The onsite First Floor Restaurant and Bar is a popular venue for Oaks on Collins guests looking to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or evening drinks. Multiple leisure facilities include an outdoor plunge pool, sauna, well-equipped gymnasium, onsite car parking, babysitting, communal laundry and valet services. The apartments are within walking distance to Southern Cross Station, plentiful shopping and dining, and the Melbourne Aquarium, Crown Casino and the Southbank entertainment precinct.
Studio Executive – luxuriously appointed, self contained, New York Style Executive studio, views onto Collins St or a balcony onto St James Lane. Full kitchens, LCD TV, movies and Foxtel. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults. Rates are for 2 guests. Extra guests $44 per night.
2 Bed Cosmo Suite – beautifully appointed with 2 Queen beds, open plan kitchen and living room and state-of-the-art in-room facilities. The room caters for a maximum of 4 adults. Rates are for 4 guests.
Check-in time: from 2pm | Check-out time: prior to 10am
Car parking: secure public car parking (Wilsons Car Park) is available at $22 per night (as this is a public carpark, a space cannot be guaratneed) Note: Vehicle keys are required to be left with reception between 7pm and 7am – Monday to Friday. Please contact the property directly for further details after Monday 4 November 2013.
Cancellation policy: within 30 days prior to, or in the event of a no show on the date of arrival, 100% accommodation booked will be charged as a cancellation fee.
Security Bond: a valid Federal or State Government issued photo identification must be presented on arrival. The Hotel will require a credit card imprint from each guest upon check in to cover any additional charges i.e. telephone calls, movies etc. This will pre-authorise the security amount of up to $150 which will be lifted off after departure. The pre-authorised amount is set aside by the credit card company for a period of up 7 working days and will affect the guest’s available funds balance or spending limit on their credit card.
Credit Cards: a pre-authorisation will be taken upon check in. A 1.5% credit card surcharge applies to all credit card payments.
Metro Apartments on Bank Place
18 Bank Place, Melbourne | Phone: 03 9604 4321
Boutique serviced apartment accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD, Metro Apartments on Bank Place provides 4-star Studio and One Bedroom Apartments with easy access to the business end of Melbourne city. It is just a walk out the front door to a large variety of restaurants, boutique bars and coffee shops and is only minutes to Melbourne’s famous Bourke Street Mall, the Crown Casino and South bank Promenade.
Queen room – Queen Bed, Kitchenette, maximum 2 occupants
One bedroom apartment – Queen bed, Single Sofa Bed (Available on request – additional charges apply), Fully equipped kitchen, Laundry, maximum 3 occupants
Check-in time: from 2pm | Check-out time: prior to 11am
Cancellation policy: within 21 days prior to arrival, or in the event of a no show on the date of arrival, a penalty of one night’s accommodation will be charged as a cancellation fee.