Accommodation for the National Medicines Symposium 2016

Booking accommodation with your registration

Hotel accommodation can be reserved as part of the registration process until Monday, 18 April 2016. Accommodation will be allocated in order of receipt of bookings and is subject to availability. Registration and payment are required before an accommodation booking will be made. Note that accommodation costs are additional to your registration fees. See the table below for room rates.

Arrival time

Please indicate your estimated time of hotel arrival on your registration form. If you wish to guarantee your room is ready before the hotel check-in time, it’s recommended that you book the room for the evening prior to your arrival. If arriving after 1800, failure to advise your arrival time may mean that your room will be released.

Payment for accommodation

A credit card number is required at the time of booking. This will be passed on to the hotel to guarantee your booking. The hotel may deduct a one night deposit 30 days prior to arrival or they may charge you full payment at the time of check-out. If you wish the hotel to settle your account with a credit card of which you are not the signatory, you must provide written authority to the hotel to do so. You may prepay the full amount of your accommodation via cheque directly to the hotel within 30 days of check in.

Cancellations and changes to your accommodation booking

Please notify your requests for changes and cancellations in writing to the NMS secretariat via either:

Email: nms2016@expertevents.com.au

Fax: +61 7 3848 2133

Each hotel’s cancellation policy is different and is stated below.  Please ensure you are aware of their cancellation fees.

Recommended hotels

Room rates are in Australian dollars and include 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST). Room rates are based on single or double occupancy (exc Medina James Court)

Hotel Room type Room only rate/night Daily breakfast Bedding configuration Walking distance to Convention Centre

Crowne Plaza

1 Binara Street, Canberra City
City View room (max 3 guests) $225 $25 (does not need to be pre-booked) King or 2 double beds 2 mins

Waldorf Apartment Hotel

2 Akuna Street, Canberra City

Studio apartment (max 2 guests)

$190 (1pax)

$205 (2pax)

A la carte from the restaurant King or 2 singles on request 5 mins
One bedroom apartment (max 4 guests)

$210 (1pax)

$225 (2pax)

A la carte from the restaurant King or 2 singles on request

Medina James Court

74 Northbourne Ave, Canberra

Two bedroom, two bathroom apartment (max 4 guests) $250 n/a 2 queens or 4 singles or 1 queen and 2 singles 17 mins
QT Canberra 
1 London Circuit
Standard queen room$230$29Queen bed15 mins

Crowne Plaza

1 Binara Street, Canberra City

Crowne Plaza Canberra is located in the heart of the CBD and offers delegates a choice of a king room or a twin room with double beds, both with a stunning view of the city. Rooms are designed with deluxe features, including plush bedding, fast wifi, modern ensuites, plasma television and spacious in-room work spaces to ensure your comfort and productivity whilst travelling. The sun lit atrium lounge is ideal for impromptu meetings and drinks with colleagues and is a tranquil place for you to relax and recharge after a long day. The hotel is within walking distance to the city’s best shopping, restaurants, bars and attractions. Hotel facilities including an onsite restaurant and bar, a gym, sauna and pool, 24-hour business centre and secure, underground parking.

Rates: Rates are based on single or double occupancy for accommodation cost only. Rates may be extended pre and post symposium dates at the discretion of the hotel and subject to availability.

The maximum room occupancy is 3 people. An additional charge of $65 applies for a 3rd adult.

Check-in is available from 2pm. Check out is by 11am.

Security bond: Credit card is required at check in or $100 per night if paid by cash​Payment: Full payment for accommodation will be required upon check in.

Credit card service fees: 1.5% for normal credit cards and 3% for amex and diners.​Wifi: free Wi-Fi for IHG® Rewards Club members. Non members: $9/2 hours or $19/24 hours​

Parking: Valet Parking: $25/day; Self-parking: $19/day

Cancellation policy: Any cancellations, no shows or changes to bookings within 14 days of arrival will result in a 100% charge for all nights.


Waldorf Apartment Hotel

2 Akuna Street, Canberra City

Waldorf Canberra Apartment Hotel is a 4 star apartment hotel centrally located in the heart of Canberra City CBD and is within easy walking distance of exploring the myriads of shops, the main Canberra Shopping Centre, boutiques, restaurants pubs and bars, plus the culture and excitement of the Canberra Theatre Centre across the road. Hotel facilities include a heated indoor lap pool, spa, gym, half size tennis court and the London Restaurant and Bar. Apartments are stylishly designed for spacious accommodation, decorated with timeless elegance in comfortable tones and textures, all of quality finish. All apartments have granite bench top kitchens with hotplates, under bench oven, microwave, shower over bath, washer, dryer, air conditioning, wireless internet and a safe.

Check-in is available from 2pm. Check out is by 10am.

Security bond: A valid credit card or $200 cash deposit is required on check in. Photo ID is required by all guests paying cash.

Payment: Full payment for accommodation will be required upon check in.

Credit card service fees: a 1.5% administration fee will apply

Wi-fi: $10/day

Parking: $15/day

Cancellation policy: Cancellations within 7 days of arrival will incur a one night cancellation fee. No shows will incur a 100% cancellation fee.


Medina James Court

74 Northbourne Ave, Canberra

Medina Serviced Apartments Hotel Canberra, James Court, is located in the heart of Canberra, close to the CBD and major landmarks, including Capital Hill and Parliament House. All apartments have been designed to create a modern atmosphere whilst combining all the comforts of home. Room features include a balcony, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, flat screen TV with in-room movies (fees apply). Hotel facilities include a heated pool, spa, gym. Fees apply for the following services: restaurant delivery service, restaurant charge back facility (at selected local restaurants), and there’s a pantry service for ordering in groceries, if you’d rather cook something up for yourself.

Check-in is available from 2pm. Check out is by 10am.

Security bond: Pre authorisation on a credit card for $1

Payment: Full payment is required on check in

Credit card service fees: 1.5% credit card surcharge fee

Wifi: 100MB free/person/device/day or $9.95 for 24 hours unlimited

Parking: Limited parking exists and is strictly on a first come, first served basis at a rate of $15/night

Cancellation policy: Cancellations within 7 days of arrival and no shows will incur a 100% cancellation fee.


QT Canberra

1 London Circuit, Canberra

QT Canberra (formerly Rydges Lakeside Canberra) is a hotel of tradition and warmth. The propertyoffers sleek designer accommodation, ideally situated in central Canberra on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The hotel boasts a location within minutes' walk from the city centre and Canberra's commercial and shopping precincts. With unparalleled views of the lake and surrounding mountains from all rooms, combined with exemplary service, QT Canberra ensures that guests are treated to a memorable stay in the Nation's Capital. Guests can enjoy a drink at Lucky's Speakeasy Bar, or indulge in the Italian culinary concepts offered at Capitol Bar & Grill. The renovated rooms have been immaculately styled and are kitted out with designer décor and include a balcony, LCD flat screen television and mini bar. QT Canberra is a smoke-free property.

Check-in is available from 2pm. Check out is by 11am.

Security bond: A valid credit card will be required on check in for a pre-authorisation.

Payment: Full payment for accommodation will be finalised on check out.

Credit card service fees: 1.5% (Visa/MasterCard) and 3.5% (Amex/Diners/JCB)

Wi-fi: FREE Wireless Internet is available throughout the Hotel

Parking: Onsite parking is subject to availability and charged from $12/day. Valet parking is $25/day.

Cancellation policy: Any cancellations within 14 days of arrival or no shows will result in a 100% charge for all night

Canberra Accommodation

Do you have questions?

Please contact the NMS secretariat.

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Email: nms2016@expertevents.com.au

Phone: +61 7 3848 2100
Fax: +61 7 3848 2133
Post: Expert Events, PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007, Australia