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Accommodation & Airport Transport

Please note: Delegates are expected to make their hotel bookings directly with the hotels. Block hotel bookings start to be released from May 13th, so please book early to be sure of the hotel of your choice.

There are frequent and cheap buses that travel between Melbourne Airport and the city center (ask for the "SkyBus" at the aiport). If you mention your hotel name to the driver, the bus might drop you right at the door. More information about the SkyBus can be found here.

All rates below are in Australian Dollars. As of 24-March-2003, the exchange rate was approximately US$1 = AU$1.6849.
For more up-to-date currency forecasts, you can refer to Yahoo Finance.

We recommend staying at the Softitel, which is the conference hotel - technical sessions will be held here, and you will get the best opportunity to meet with colleagues and friends. Details as follows.


Star rating: 5
Location: main conference hotel

Booking form: word version and pdf version
Web site: Sofitel Melbourne
Phone: 61 3 9653 0000 Fax: 61 3 9650 4261
Address: 25 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3000
Sofitel king room AU$230
(Single/Double/Twin preferences available)

If you would like to book a room at the Sofitel please do so very soon as we are unable to continue holding rooms for AAMAS guests. Please be sure to use the booking form above so that your booking counts towards reducing the cost of the conference facilities (leading to better quality tea breaks :-) ). If you do book at the Sofitel by phone, please be sure to mention you are with AAMAS. If you book via the internet, please mention this in the text box and also email letting us know your booking details (name and dates is fine) so we can ensure that it gets counted.

Other Hotels

Delegates may of course choose other accommodation options. The conference organisers have also negotiated special rates at selected additional hotels in the vicinity of the conference.

Other useful web sites for accomodation are:
Holiday City
Hotel Guide
Cyber City Guides
Lonely Planet Melbourne Guide
Melbourne Map and Hotel Guide