Venue and Accommodation

Conference Venue

RMIT Storey HallICEGOV2019 will be held at Storey Hall, part of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University). The full address is 344-346 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. A Google Maps location is provided below.

The 19th century hall was built by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and known as Hibernian Hall. In the early 20th century it was put to a range of uses, until it was acquired by RMIT in 1957. The hall was named after the Storey family; John Storey (Junior), who founded the RMIT Student Union in 1944, and Sir John Storey (Senior), who left a large bequest to RMIT in order to found the John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarships in memory of his son, whose studies were cut short in 1947 when he died of leukaemia at age 22. A major refurbishment and addition was completed in 1996 to the design of Ashton Raggatt McDougall. The design of the new works is colourful and angular, employing Penrose tiles to create the patterned facade and the refurbished interior of the original auditorium. RMIT’s Storey Hall called for the creation of an international standard exhibition and auditorium facility: one which could make a significant contribution to architectural theory and practice, and to the present and future identity of RMIT, its technological importance and leadership potential in Australia and the Asian Pacific region.


Accommodation

Accommodation in Melbourne is at the discretion of each participant. Please check your own preferred online hotel reservation platform to make your hotel reservations close to the conference venue. As an alternative, ICMS Travel, as the official housing bureau for ICEGOV2019, has been able to secure discounted accommodation rates at selected hotels. Reservations are booked via the registration portal and need to be made before Friday, 1 March 2019. Room rates listed are per night and do not include breakfast.

ARRIVAL TIME: check-in time is usually from 14:00-15:00. Should you wish to guarantee that your room is ready before the hotel check-in time, it is recommended that you book and pay for your room for the evening prior to your arrival. Failure to advise your arrival time may mean that your room will be released.

ACCOMMODATION DEPOSIT: to secure your reservation, a deposit equivalent to one night’s room tariff is required. If paying by credit card, your details will be passed onto the hotel as a guarantee in lieu of a deposit. The hotel may not initially deduct a deposit payment from your credit card but may charge you in full at the time of check-out. The hotel may charge a processing fee on payments by credit card. Bookings cannot be made until ICMS Travel receives your payment or credit card details. Room rates are in Australian Dollars and include the Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

ACCOMMODATION CANCELLATIONS: cancellation fees will apply for all cancellations received after Friday, 1 March 2019 or if the room is not occupied on the advised date of arrival. The relevant hotel cancellation policy terms and conditions will apply and the cost will be borne by the delegate. ICMS Travel cannot guarantee new bookings or amendments to existing bookings after Friday, 1 March 2019. Please note that accommodation has been secured from Monday, 1 April 2019 until Sunday, 7 April 2019. For accommodation outside these dates, please email madeleine@icms.com.au and we will endeavour to secure accommodations at the Conference rate for your extended stay.


IBIS Melbourne CenterIBIS MELBOURNE CENTER
399 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, next to Hardware Lane, Ibis Melbourne Central is a short stroll to Melbourne’s shopping precinct including Melbourne Central and Emporium, with easy access to Docklands and Southbank by a short free tram ride. Guests can choose from a range of accommodation options with impressive in-room technologies including the latest 49 inch LG TV, chromecast and free WiFi. The hotel also features a café, restaurant, bar and conference facilities.

Room Category | Room Rate (per night)
Superior King Room | $150 AUD
Superior Twin Room | $150 AUD

*Please note that twin room bedding comprises two single beds. Room rates are inclusive of GST and complimentary WiFi.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations received within 30-3 days of arrival will incur a cancellation charge equal to one night’s accommodation at the Conference rate (per room booked). Cancellations received within 3 days of arrival, or non-arrival at the hotel (no-shows), will incur a cancellation charge equal to full nights’ (100%) accommodation at the Conference rate.


Brady Hotel Central MelbourneBRADY HOTEL CENTRAL MELBOURNE
30 Little La Trobe Street
Melbourne

Brady Hotel Central Melbourne offers luxury accommodations in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Its 146 guest rooms feature private bathrooms with free toiletries, flat screen TV with cable channels, and coffee and tea making facilities. Balconies and refrigerators also come standard. Brady Hotel Central Melbourne offers a business centre as well as 24-hour reception. Concierge services are able to assist with booking tours or providing information about the local area. Dry cleaning and laundry services are also available.

Room Category | Room Rate (per night)
Brady Queen Room | $139 AUD
Studio Apartment | $159 AUD
Two Bedroom Apartment | $239 AUD

*Room rates are inclusive of GST and complimentary 1 GB WiFi. An a la carte breakfast including one meal and either tea, coffee or juice is available for AUD$16 per person per day if advised at the time of booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival, or non-arrival at the hotel (no shows), will incur a cancellation charge equal to one night’s accommodation at the Conference rate (per room booked).