The Mercure Canberra has offered some discounted accommodation (see below) – guests are required to fill in the booking form and return it to:

Accommodation Offer for Stars in Canberra

Date Package based on Standard Queen Rooms Quantity Price per Room, per night Discounted Buffet Breakfast (optional)
Wed, 28 November 2018 Room Only Max 20 Rooms per night $229.00 $19.00
Thur, 29 November 2018 Room Only Cut-off date 30 days prior $157.00 $19.00


A bus will be available at the Mercure Canberra Hotel to pick participants up on Thurs + Friday mornings, and drop them off Wed and Thurs evenings. 


Alternate hotels in the Canberra City Centre

Below is a list of hotels located in or around the Canberra City Centre. To reach UNSW Canberra, simply walk to the Canberra City Centre bus station and catch either the number 9 or 10 to ADFA. Bus routes and timetables can be found here

There will be a shuttle bus running between The Mercure Canberra and UNSW Canberra in the morning (Thurs, Fri) and evening (Wed, Thurs). The Conference Dinner will also be held at The Mercure Canberra on Thursday the 29th of November. Bus numbers 2, 9, 10 and 81 can be caught from the Canberra City Centre to the Mercure Canberra. The following hotels are within easy walking distance to The Mercure Canberra: The Evergreen Bed and Breakfast (3 minutes), Crowne Plaza (15 minutes), Mantra on Northbourne (20 minutes), Avenue Hotel Canberra (20 minutes), Capital Executive Apartment Hotel (20 minutes).

The Evergreen Bed and Breakfast -

Crowne Plaza -

Peppers Gallery Hotel -

QT Hotel Canberra -

Mantra on Northbourne -

Avenue Hotel Canberra -

Pacific Suites Canberra -

Capital Executive Apartment Hotel -