The conference organisers have negotiated special rates with three providers in close proximity to the conference venue:

  • International House – student residential rooms and apartments
  • Quest Carlton on Finlay – serviced apartments
  • Rydges on Swanston Melbourne – hotel accommodation

International House
International HouseA limited number of affordable student rooms have been reserved for AGTA conference participants so early booking is recommended. It is possible to request an extension to booked accommodation for periods prior to and/or after the conference. Rates include breakfast, however, it should be noted that student rooms are not air-conditioned (saves on your carbon foot print), lifts may not be available (ie you walk up stairs) and have access to communal bathroom faciltities. The accommodation is located on Royal Parade and require a 10-15 minute walk along the tree shaded avenue to the conference venue.

Please note that all self-contained apartments are fuly booked (as at 12 Septeber 2016) for the period of the AGTA Conference.

Prices start at $62 per night for student rooms (single and double) with access to a shared bathroom. All rates include breakfast, wifi, linen, towels, access to gym, tennis court games room and coin operated laundry.

>> Further details including photos and description of room types

>> To book accommodation at International House phone +61 3 9345 7576 or email indicating that you are a AGTA Conference registrant. A booking form can be downloaded here.

Quest Carlton on Finlay
The newly refurbished Quest Carlton on Finlay is located just metres from Melbourne’s famous Lygon Street with its multitude of restaurants and cafes. Studio apartments, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments are available and most rooms have views of the city and/or the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. La Notte café is located at the hotel entrance with breakfast available and many local restaurants can also charge meals back to your room. Simply call or email the hotel and quote the code “2017 AGTA Conference” to get your AGTA deal.

>> Further details about rooms at Quest Carlton

>> To book accommodation at Quest Carlton phone +61 3 8341 4777 or email

Rydges on Swanston Melbourne
Rydges on Swanston Melbourne is located adjacent to the Lincoln Square park with trams right outside the door. The hotel has recently undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment and has a 24 hour reception, pool and gym facilities onsite and a restaurant/bar for breakfast and room service. Single, twin and adjoining family rooms are available. Please note that our negotiated rates allow you to book a room now, then cancel your booking at a later date* should a sale occur.
*Conditions apply – please check cancellation policy with the individual hotel.

>> Book accommodation at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne (Please contact the hotel directly to book for dates outside 8-13 January 2017).

AGTA 2017 ConferenceThe AGTA 2017 conference will be held from 9-12 January 2017 at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne.