Waldron Smith Management will coordinate your accommodation requirements while you are in Melbourne. Attractive rates have been negotiated for VALA2006 delegates at the following hotels or apartments:

Crown Towers Hotel

8 Whiteman Street
Southbank 3006
Tel: 03 9292 6666
Fax: 03 9292 6600
Beautifully located on the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Crown Towers sets the benchmark for luxury hotels in Australia. Lavishly appointed and offering an impeccable standard of customer service and attention to detail, Crown Towers is a hotel that truly understands the meaning of opulence.

Deluxe King/Twin room $317 per night
Crown Promenade Hotel

8 Whiteman Street
Southbank 3006
Tel: 03 9292 6688
Fax: 03 9292 6600
Stylish, affordable and thoroughly modern, Melbourne’s new Crown Promenade Hotel offers you a fresh perspective on how good a hotel can be. Spacious rooms, fantastic views and the remarkably flexible Crown Conference Centre is adjacent.

Deluxe King/Twin room $210 per night
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

328 Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000
Tel: 03 9250 1888
Fax: 03 9250 1877
In the heart of the business district, this superbly appointed hotel fronts onto Flinders Street, just across the road from the historic Flinders Street Railway Station. The Rendezvous is approximately 10 minutes walk from Crown Towers.

Deluxe rooms $180.00 per night
Travelodge Southbank
3 ½*

Corner Southgate Avenue & Riverside Quay
Southbank 3006
Tel: 03 8696 9600
Fax: 03 9690 1160
Travelodge Hotel Southbank Melbourne is ideally positioned for you to experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. You’ll be within easy walking distance to restaurants, cafes, great shopping, art galleries and the Crown Casino complex. Travelodge Southbank is a 10 minute walk from Crown Towers.

Standard room $139.00 per night
Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
4 ½*

186 City Road
Southbank Vic 3006
Tel: 03 9682 7311
Fax: 03 9696 2177
Melbourne Short Stay Apartments offer quality executive serviced apartments. Our open plan apartments offer genuine space with separate living and bedroom areas. All apartments are exceptionally well-appointed with quality furnishings to ensure a high degree of comfort. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining area, laundry, private balcony, high speed broadband Internet, DVD player, TV and stereo. During Office Hours, 0700 - 2000, the keys to your apartment are to be collected from the Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Office located at 186 City Road, Southbank. Melbourne Short Stay Apartments are a 5 minute walk from Crown Towers and offer a minimum 2 night stay only.

One bedroom apartment $139.00

Two bedroom apartment $169.00
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.

“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.

Payment of accommodation
The balance of your accommodation account and any incidental charges must be paid in full, directly to the hotel, on departure.

Early arrival or late departure
Please note that the check in time for the Conference hotels is from 1400. Please indicate or notify the VALA2006 Conference Office in writing if you will be arriving early, as you may be required to pre-register the night before to guarantee immediate access to your hotel room. Please also indicate or notify the VALA2006 Conference Office in writing if you will arrive at your hotel after 1800, to avoid your room being released.

The hotels impose strict release dates of 30 days prior to arrival, therefore any bookings made after 6 January 2006 will be subject to availability.

Change of booking
Any change to a reservation must be notified to the VALA2006 Conference Office in writing and not directly to the hotel.

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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 VALA2006 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 VALA2006 Conference Office.


For further enquiries regarding the VALA2006 Conference, please contact the VALA2006 Conference Office.

VALA2006 Conference Office
Waldron Smith Management
61 Danks Street West
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Telephone:  +61 3 9645 6311
Facsimile:    +61 3 9645 6322


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