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12th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
3 - 5 February, 2004
Melbourne Convention Centre

       
ACCOMMODATION
 
 
Waldron Smith Management will coordinate your accommodation requirements while you are in Melbourne. Attractive rates have been negotiated for VALA2004 delegates.

You can choose a hotel or an apartment.

  HOTELS
 
 
HOLIDAY INN MELBOURNE
   
Cnr Flinders & Spencer Streets, Melbourne, adjacent to the Conference venue, overlooking the Yarra River and the Docklands precinct.
Tel: +61 3 9629 5111  Fax: +61 3 9629 5624 holidayinn.melbourne.ichotelsgroup.com
Single/double room $220.00 incl GST per room, per night

  
 
DUXTON HOTEL
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, a 5 minute walk across the road from the Conference venue.
Tel: +61 3 9250 1888 Fax: +61 3 9250 1877    www.duxtonhotels.com.sg
Economy room: $125.00 incl GST per room, per night
Deluxe room :   $170.00 incl GST per room, per night
  
 
EXPLORERS INN MELBOURNE

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, also 5 minutes from the Conference venue.
Tel: +61 3 9621 3333  Fax: +61 3 9621 1922   www.explorersinn.com.au
Standard room $124.00 incl GST (including Continental breakfast) per room, per night
 
  APARTMENTS
 
 
HIGHLANDER APARTMENTS

   
Cnr Highlander Lane and Flinders Lane, a 10-minute walk from the Conference venue.
Tel: +61 3 9619 7633  Fax: +61 3 9629 7582      www.riversideaprts.com.au
1 bedroom apartment $155.00 incl GST per room, per night
  
 
RIVERSIDE APARTMENTS

474 Flinders Street, Melbourne, a 10-minute walk from the Conference venue.
Tel: +61 3 9283 7633  Fax: +61 3 9629 7582      www.riversideaprts.com.au
1 bedroom apartment $190.00 incl GST per room, per night
2 bedroom apartment $245.00 incl GST per room, per night

   
       
HOW TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION
Please indicate on the registration form your accommodation requirements listing hotels in preferential order 1, 2, 3 etc. As there is limited space available at each hotel, it is important that you book early. Accommodation will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of registration form and payment.

Note: If paying deposit by credit card, the Conference Office will forward your credit card details to the hotel to reserve your room(s). Please be aware when checking out, that the hotel may hold your credit card details only as security for the booking, and may choose not to debit your card with the payment until time of check out.



PAYMENT OF ACCOMMODATION
The balance of your accommodation account and any incidental charges must be paid in full, directly to the hotel, on departure.
TERMINOLOGY
"Double" refers to a room with one double bed. "Twin" refers to a room with two beds. "Single" refers to a single occupancy room. Accommodation rates are for room only and do not include breakfast, unless stated otherwise.

EARLY ARRIVAL OR LATE DEPARTURE
Please note that the check in time for the Conference hotels is from 2.00pm. Please indicate or notify the Conference Organisers in writing if you will be arriving early, as it may require you to pre-register the night before to guarantee immediate access to your hotel room.
Please also indicate or notify the Conference Organisers in writing if you will arrive at your hotel after 6.00pm, to avoid your room being released.

DEADLINES
The hotels impose strict release dates of 30 days prior to arrival, therefore any bookings made after 3 January 2004 will be subject to availability.

CHANGE OF BOOKING
Any change to a reservation must be notified to the Conference Organisers in writing and not directly to the hotel.
   
CANCELLATION POLICY: ACCOMMODATION
  
Hotel policy dictates a cancellation fee of the first night's accommodation is applicable thirty (30) days prior to arrival. Some hotels may strictly enforce this. Any amendments to original hotel bookings must be forwarded in writing to the Conference Office.
For cancellations of reservations within 30 days of arrival, a fee of the first night's accommodation will apply. . Any amendments to your original accommodation booking must be forwarded in writing to the Conference Organisers.

 



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Last updated 25 January 2004