We have negotiated some very special accommodation rates for WFCP 2018 attendees with a variety of accommodation providers, including self-contained apartments, 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. Rates start from AUD $154 a night for a 3.5 star hotel and range up to $295 including breakfast for one for a premium 5 star hotel.
Detailed information about each option can be found in the PDF above. To book, please book using the links provided below or in the PDF document. Please note some options require you to submit a Promo code.
- Crown Metropol – $295 including breakfast for one
- The new Novotel Melbourne South Wharf – $290 including breakfast for one
- Pan Pacific Melbourne South Wharf – $275 including breakfast for one
- Crown Promenade – $275 including breakfast for one
- Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne – from $209 a night – MUST use discount code WFCP2018 to secure special rates.
- Quest Docklands – 5% off the best available rate (currently from $205 a night)
- Adina Apartment Melbourne Northbank – from $195 per night
- Aria Favourite Southbank – from $185 a night (you need to email first to get the special rate, refer to booking instructions)
- Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands – from $170 a night
- Melbourne Short Stay Apartments – Rates currently from $169 to $293 per night (studio or 1-2 bedroom) over four locations. The closest location to the Convention Centre is Whiteman Street. Minimum 2-night stay – MUST use discount code WFCP2018 to secure special rates.
- Quality Hotel Batman’s Hill on Collins – Rates from $154 to $279 – MUST use discount code WFCP2018 to secure special rates.
Please note that accommodation bookings are separate to the congress registration. We recommend you to book your accommodation now to secure the best rates at your preferred location. Please ensure that the rate you select is a flexible rate allowing you to cancel (if needed) up until 30 nights before arrival.
Melbourne Airport is serviced by 27 international airlines. The airport is approximately 22 kilometres from the city – approximately 25-40 minutes drive to the CBD.
Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger are the major domestic carriers and are housed within the main terminal at Melbourne Airport. Jetstar also flies from Avalon Airport near Geelong.
We are excited to be partnering with Virgin Australia to offer you exclusive discounted airfares to Melbourne in October.
Thanks to Virgin Australia, discounted flights are available through the booking panel below:
Discount available includes:
• Domestic Business: up to 10% Virgin Australia Domestic Business class fares
• Domestic Flexi: up to 10% Virgin Australia Domestic Freedom fares
• Domestic Saver up to 10 % Virgin Australia Domestic Elevate and Getaway fares (excluding tactical and Sale fares)
For your reference the sale period is 19/03/2018 – midnight 10/10/2018 and the travel period is 01/10/2018 – midnight 17/10/2018
QUARANTINE AND CUSTOMS
Australia’s quarantine and customs regulations restrict travellers from bringing some items, including many plant and animal products, into Australia. Regulations are also in place for domestic travel, and travellers should be wary of carrying plant and food items – especially fresh fruit – from region to region and interstate.
When travelling in regional Victoria, please heed local advice about carrying food, as quarantine regulations restrict travellers from carrying plants and fruit into some regional areas. Affected areas are signposted, have roadside quarantine fruit disposal bins in place, and may stage quarantine roadblocks. For details about domestic quarantine regulations, visit quarantinedomestic.gov.au
Victoria is currently experiencing a Queensland Fruit Fly outbreak. Fruit flies lay eggs in fruit and vegetables, rendering produce inedible and devastating crops. Fruit fly can be spread by travellers carrying infested fruit into or between horticultural regions of Victoria. Please help protect Victoria’s horticulture by heeding all local advice about travelling with fruit, and by disposing of fruit in quarantine bins as necessary. For further information, visit the Department of Primary Industries website.
Australia’s quarantine regulations require incoming travellers to declare any food, plant material and animal products they are bringing to Australia. If you are in doubt about whether or not you can bring an item into Australia, declare it on your Incoming Passenger Card, or dispose of it in the quarantine disposal bins at the airport. For details about what you can and can’t bring to Australia, visit the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.
Without a specific permit, travellers are restricted from bringing certain items into Australia, including heritage-listed goods, protected wildlife, and some medications and veterinary products. All restricted items should be declared on travellers’ Incoming Passenger Card. Please note that volume limits apply to duty free goods and sums of money. For further information about restricted items and customs regulations, visit the Australian Customs website.