Canberra has a wide range of accommodation available, many of which are close to UNSW Canberra.

One of the most convenient options is the Mercure Canberra, which is situated between UNSW Canberra and Canberra Civic. One of Canberra’s heritage hotels, it includes a range of accommodation from rooms to self catering loft apartments.

Transfers from the Conference Welcome event and Conference include a return after the event to this location.

Advanced bookings start from $159.00 per night.

The Crowne Plaza is located in the heart of the Canberra CBD, and within walking distance of the major bus interchange, and the restaurant, bar and club districts. Advanced bookings start from $198.50 per night.

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel Canberra is on the edge of the Civic district, located near burgeoning hipster cafe culture of Braddon, and within walking distance of the major bus interchange. At the budget end of accommodation, advanced bookings for studio apartments start at $125 per night. Be advised, this is a popular option and will need to be booked early.

A little further out, in Canberra’s Chinatown and major restaurant location is Aria Hotel, one of the newest boutique hotels in Canberra. A short taxi ride from the conference venue. Advanced bookings start from $175.00 per night.

There is also a conveniently located YHA Hostel located in the centre of civic, on the bus interchange. Double or twin rooms start from $103.00 per night.

More information on things to see and do around Canberra, as well as alternative accommodation can be found here.



ADFA is located in an Australian bushland setting less than five kilometres from the city centre and the Canberra airport.

Buses are available from the airport to the centre of the city (West Row).  Buses are also available from the centre of the city to the ADFA campus, using the Number 10 ACTION Route (City to Fairbairn Park), and take approximately 15 minutes from West Row to the heart of campus.

Taxi services are available from ranks outside the airport arrivals lounge, and can be pre-booked at Canberra Elite via phone (13 22 27) or online bookings.