Don’t forget – the conference venue is the Royal International Convention Centre in Bowen Hills, NOT the BCEC in Southbank!

The Conference Secretariat has negotiated discounted rates at the following properties for ESA18 attendees. Reservations can be made when you register to attend the conference. (Please note that the hotel may not offer the same rates if you contact them directly). 

Rydges Fortitude Valley (601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills)

Room Rate: $160 per night (room only) for superior King or Twin Room. Includes complimentary wifi. Breakfast is available for $20 per person. 

Just across the road from the Convention Centre (RICC), and close to many cafes and restaurants, Rydges Fortitude Valley is a convenient option for ESA18 attendees.

Breakfree Fortitude Valley (72-78 Brookes St, Fortitude Valley)

Studio apartments have a kitchenette, and 1 bedroom apartments offer fully equipped kitchens.

Room Rate:

Studio Room – $129 per night

1 Bedroom Apartment – $149 per night

Breakfree Fortitude Valley is a 600m walk from the conference venue.

Belise Apartments Bowen Hills, 510 St Pauls Terrace (cnr St Pauls Terrace and Brookes Street, Bowen Hills)


Modern 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with generous living spaces and an abundance of natural light.

Each apartment features:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Stainless steel European kitchen appliances
  • Spacious balcony
  • High-quality fixtures
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Cable TV channels

Room Rate: 

1 bedroom apartment

  • 1 or 2 night stay – $153 per night
  • 3+ night stay – $137 per night

2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment

  • 1 or 2 night stay – $259 per night
  • 3+ night stay – $233 per night

PLEASE NOTE: The accommodation at Belise is self-contained and unserviced. Initial provisions supplied include soaps; laundry, kitchen and bathroom, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and toilet paper. These are not replenished during the stay.

Belise Apartments are a 550m walk from the conference venue.