All accommodation held for the conference has now been released.

If you require accommodation please email guestservices@wrestpoint.com.au or contact your hotel of choice directly.

If you have any accommodation enquiries about an existing booking, please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au

Wrest Point

410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, 7005 Tasmania, Australia
Conference Venue

Room types:

  • Motor Inn – $149 per room per night
  • Water Edge – $169 per room per night
  • Tower Harbour View – $199 per room per night
  • Tower Deluxe Mountain View – $219 per room per night
  • Tower Deluxe Harbour View – $239 per room per night

Set on absolute water frontage and close to Salamanca and the city centre, Wrest Point is the luxury viewing deck for Hobart’s many charms. Overlooking the tranquil river Derwent and stately kunanyi/Mount Wellington, the Wrest Point tower is Tasmania’s tallest building and is home to the renowned Point Revolving restaurant.

Few cities in the world combine metropolitan proximity with sprawling gardens, beaches and marinas as Hobart does. This is no more evident than at Tasmania’s entertainment and conference epicentre, Wrest Point, where three hotels combine to cater for luxury and executive travellers through to value seekers.

Motel 429

429 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, 7005 Tasmania, Australia

Room types:

  • Deluxe Room – $195 per room per night
  • Deluxe Self Contained Room – $195 per room per night
  • Deluxe Twin Self Contained – $250 per room per night

Motel 429 is in a prime position overlooking the picturesque River Derwent. Across the road is the entertainment and restaurants of Wrest Point Casino.The Motel is just minutes away from the University of Tasmania, the Derwent Sailing Club and the Sandy Bay Yacht club.

From Motel 429 it is a short drive to the Hobart CBD, Salamanca and the Docks where you will find great shopping, waterfront cafes, the famous Salamanca markets and the ferry terminal for Mona.

Full pre-payment is required at Motel 429, any bookings not pre-paid at the time of registration will be charged to the credit card provided at 30 days prior to the conference.

IBIS Styles

173 Macquarie St, Hobart, 7000 Tasmania, Australia

Room types:

  • Standard Queen Room – $139 per room per night

ibis Styles Hobart is Tasmania’s largest hotel centrally located in the vibrant Hobart CBD. The hotel comprises 11 floors of 296 rooms, a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, limited basement parking and restaurant featuring Asian street food with a cheeky modern twist. This playfully design hotel is centrally located and just a short walk from the famous Salamanca market.


The online registration form allows you to book available rooms at the above hotels. You need to provide credit card details, which will be forwarded to the hotel to guarantee your booking.

Please email us your accommodation requirements if you have already registered for the Conference.

Extended Bookings

Please email us if you wish to extend your accommodation booking before or after the Conference.


During the online registration process you can indicate your preference for accommodation payment – pre-payment or payment upon check out. All Incidental expenses need to be settled using credit card when you check out.

You can arrange to pay your accommodation using a third-party credit card, e.g. a colleague’s work credit card, by completing the Credit Card Authorisation form, which can be provided to you upon request.

All pre-payments need to be received 30 days prior to the conference.

Changes and Cancellations

Please note the cancellation policies listed for each hotel. Cancellations and no-shows will attract a fee of at least one night’s accommodation. However, each hotel’s policy varies and late cancellations and no-shows may be charged for all the nights booked.

Please email us any cancellations and date changes.

Early Check-in Requests

Early check-in and late check-out requests are subject to availability on the day and cannot be confirmed by Conference Design.

You can enter special requests for early check-in in the “Special Requests” field of your reservation. The hotel will do its best to accommodate your request on the day. Please enquire about the status of your request at the front desk upon check-in.



On-campus accommodation in Hobart is located at the top of College Road, Sandy Bay. It is within walking distance of Wrest Point Casino and the Sandy Bay shopping precinct, and 7 minutes’ drive from the Hobart CBD.

The campus enjoys sweeping views of the Derwent River from Wrest Point to the Tasman Bridge, with Hobart’s Mount Wellington as an impressive backdrop.

Short Stay accommodation options include:

  • University Apartment (whole apartment – 6 single bedrooms)
  • 8-bedroom Lodge
  • 1- and 2-bedroom Flats
  • Single Room


Address: 9 Argyle Street Hobart, TAS 7000

Hobart Central YHA is the most centrally located backpacker accommodation in Hobart, only one block from the city’s waterfront. The hostel is an easy walk to the MONA museum ferry at Constitution Dock, Salamanca Place and a multitude of bars, restaurants and cafes.

Hobart Central YHA has clean and comfortable private and shared rooms, a social/lounge room with TV, communal cooking facilities and fabulous, friendly staff ready to help you with loads of local tips and tour bookings.


Address: 167 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000

Set in a modern redbrick building in Hobart’s city centre, this low-key hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Parliament House, and 9 minutes’ walk from both the Salamanca Arts Centre and Constitution Dock.

The casual rooms come with flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded quarters add kitchenettes and/or sofabeds. Room service is available.

Breakfast and parking are offered for a surcharge.


Address: 1 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart TAS

Soak up the heritage and culture of Tasmania’s capital from one of Hobart’s most charming hotels, Mantra One Sandy Bay Road.

Located just minutes from the CBD, Salamanca Market, and world-famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Mantra One Sandy Bay Road hotel offers comfort and convenience at a great price.

Reflecting Hobart’s history, our hotel was built in 1926 as the city’s first Automatic Phone Exchange building. We’ve retained the charm, and added plenty of modern conveniences to ensure your stay is relaxing, fun and hassle-free.


Address: 156 Bathurst Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

The Best Western Hobart is located in the Hobart City Centre. A 10 minute walk from hotel to Salamanca Place

Hotel facilities include the delicious Embers Bar-Pizza-Grill offering Tasmanian produce from farm to table and seafood, 141 spacious rooms (28 square meters) with fresh, modern decor and either city skyline, Mount Wellington (kunanyi) outlooks and Derwent River view, and six conferencing facilities catering for up to 300 delegates. Our multilingual team is looking forward to welcoming you to Tassie lifestyle.


Address: 3 Brooke Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Quest Waterfront serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Hobart CBD accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays.

Quest Waterfront is located in Hobart’s waterfront area in the heart of the entertainment and tourism hub, on historic Sullivan’s Cove. The hotel is a short walk to the CBD, museums and art galleries, Salamanca Place and Federation Concert Hall. The MONA (Museum of New Art) Ferry is just 200m from the hotel, whilst Battery Point and the Royal Botanical Gardens are also in close proximity.


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