Discounted rates have been negotiated for conference delegates at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach (the conference venue). You can book your accommodation when you register to attend the conference.

Please do not contact the hotel directly for these conference rates; bookings must be made via the online conference registration site in order to secure the conference rates. You will be required to provide credit card details to secure your booking, and full payment is to be made to the hotel directly upon checkout.

All room rates quoted are based on room only, unless otherwise specified, and are inclusive of 10% GST.

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong (the conference venue)

Overlooking the Tasman Sea, this laid-back hotel is a 3-minute walk from Wollongong North Beach and 3 km from the Wollongong Botanic Garden. Featuring city or sea views, the understated rooms offer Wi-Fi (fee applies), flat-screen TVs, safes and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is available 24/7. Amenities include a restaurant with a terrace and sea views, and 2 bars (1 in the lobby). There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a gym, a sauna and a volleyball court. Complimentary underground parking is available.

Room Rate:

City View Standard Room (1 x king bed) / City View Twin Room (2 x queen beds): $209 per night. Please note that an $80 surcharge applies for Saturday 27 November.

Ocean View Standard Room (1 x king bed) / Ocean View Twin Room (2x queen beds): $249 per night

Mantra Wollongong

6-10 Gladstone Avenue, Wollongong (20 minute walk from the conference venue)

Located centrally in the heart of Wollongong, each Apartment at Mantra Wollongong features a self-contained kitchen, laundry and a beautifully appointed bathroom. Mantra is close to everything Wollongong has to offer including the city centre, shopping malls and many local attractions like the Botanical Gardens and Jamberoo Action Park.

Secure undercover parking available ($10 per day and subject to availability). Mantra Wollongong is located close to public transport.

Room Rate:

One Bedroom Apartment: $269 per night

Two Bedroom Apartment: $315 per night

Boat Harbour Motel

3-9 Wilson Street, Wollongong (10 minute walk from the conference venue)

The Boat Harbour Motel is situated opposite the stunning Wollongong Harbour and foreshore promenade and is a 10 minute walk from Novotel (the conference venue).

All rooms are air conditioned with a private balcony, kitchenette, tea/coffee facilities, bar fridge, microwave, bathroom, hair dryer, toiletries, free WIFI & Foxtel.

Room Rate:

Ocean View King: $220 – $250 per night
Ocean View Queen: $210 – $230 per night
Ocean View Triple: $225 – $250 per night
Park Harbour Queen: $185 – $200 per night
Park Harbour Triple: $215 – $230 per night
Standard Queen: $170 – $190 per night
Standard Triple: $200 – $220 per night

Flinders Motel

19-23 Flinders Street (Princes Highway), Wollongong (12 minutes walk from the conference venue)

Flinders Motel is just 5 minutes walk from North Wollongong Train Station, 10 minutes walk from the beach, and 12 minutes walk from the conference venue. Flinders Motel features a restaurant, a lovely garden and a communal kitchen. All rooms have a small refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities.

Room Rate:

Double/Queen Room: $170 per night (please note that payment for accommodation is required on check-in)

Caravan Park and Camping options

Two council owned caravan parks are close to Novotel, where you are welcome to make your own booking and utilise on-site vans, or powered sites.

CLICK HERE for details of Bulli Beach Tourist Park

CLICK HERE for details of Corrimal Beach Tourist Park

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