The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the conference venue for 2024 - from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th September and the preferred accommodation venue is located less than a 5-minute walk away. 

Rooms have been reserved for conference delegates requiring accommodation at the Mantra on Jolimont. These rooms can ONLY be booked as part of the conference registration process. 

Located in Melbourne's sporting and entertainment hub - opposite the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground and close walking distance to the CBD. 


  • 2 minutes from the iconic MCG
  • 8 minute walk to Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena
  • 10 minute stroll along the Yarra to Federation Square and National Gallery of Victoria
  • 10 Minute tram ride to classic warehouse shops along the Bridge Road shopping strip
  • 5 minute walk to Captain Cook's Cottage located in the stunning Fitzroy gardens
  • 15 minute walk, 5 minute tram ride to Melbourne city centre

Room Bookings

Please note these rooms can only be booked via the conference registration site from when it opens until 3rd August 2024. After the 3rd August, delegates will be able to make bookings with the hotel directly should any rooms still be available.  The following room types and discounted rates have been secured for conference delegates from the 2nd to the 8th September (allowing several days before and after the conference dates).

2-Bedroom apartment Maximum of 4 guests. Twin available on request.
$399 per night
1-Bedroom apartment
Maximum of 2 guests. Twin available on request.
$219 per night
Studio King apartment Maximum of 2 guests. Twin available on request.
$180 per night

There is limited onsite parking at a cost of $30 per day. You will be able to request parking at time of booking accommodation but we cannot guarantee that the parking will be available; however we will try our best to secure. 

Booking inquires - please do not contact the hotel directly, please contact the ACNN PCO,  Nikki at

Updated 23 November 2023