Accomodation

Competitive prices have been negotiated for 4 types of accommodation (resort rooms, 1-bed room apartments, 2-bed room apartments and 3-bed room apartments) at Silver Water Resort, and the rates and bedding/bath arrangements are given below in the table. These rates are per night and include full breakfast. More details of accommodation and other facilities at Silver Water Resort can be found at http://silverwaterresort.com.au/.

Type of accommodation Number of persons occupying each bedroom Cost per person/couple per night( A$) including breakfast Comments
Resort Room (Hotel type room with attached bathroom) Single person 169.00 Rate for 1 person
couple 194.00 Rate for 1 couple
Single Bed Apt (Includes attached bathroom, kitchenette etc) Single person 199.00 Rate for 1 person
couple 224.00 Rate for 1 couple
2 Bed Room Apt (Includes one bathroom, 2 bedrooms, kitchenette, sitting room etc; Bedding Arrangement: Option 1: 2x Double Bed, and Option 2: 1x Double Bed & 2x Single Beds) 2 persons, one in each room 134.50 Rate for 1 person, occupying a room
4 persons, two in each room 159.50 2 single persons (rate for 2 persons) or 1 couple (rate for couple), occupying a room
2 bed Apt with 2 ensuite bathrooms (same facilities as 2 Bed Room Apt above) 2 persons, one in each room 169.50 Rate for 1 person, occupying a room
4 person, 2 in each rooms 194.50 Rate for 1 couple, occupying a room
3 bed room 2 toilet apt (same as 2 bed Apt but with 3 rooms with one ensuite room; Bedding Arrangement: Option 1: 3x Double Bed, Option 2: 6x Single Bed, Option 3: 2x Double Bed & 2x Single Bed, and Option 4: 1x Double Bed & 4x Single Bed 3 persons, one in each room 116.34 Rate for 1 person, occupying a room
4 persons, 2 in each room 187.00 2 single persons (rate for 2 persons) or 1 couple (rate for couple), occupying a room (one room could be vacant)
6 persons, 2 in each room 141.34 2 single persons (rate for 2 persons) or 1 couple (rate for couple), occupying a room

General Notes

1) If 3 couples plan to take the 3-bed room apartment, and if one couple wants the ensuite bed room, then we suggest $164 for the ensuite bed room and $130 for each of the other bed rooms. If the group is not particular about who gets the ensuite bed room, then they can allocate the bed rooms as they wish and share the cost equally or otherwise.

2) If a group of people want to share the same apt, please nominate your requirements during initial correspondence by 30 April 2017 to Chris Perera by email (chris.perera@vu.edu.au).

3) Cost calculation examples:

a)      For a couple in a ‘2-Bed Apt with one toilet’ sharing the apartment with another couple, the cost of accommodation for the entire stay is $319. The total approximate cost for the entire BGT is estimated at $1,119.

b)     For a couple in a ‘Single Bed Apt’, the total cost of accommodation cost for the entire stay is $448. The total approximate cost for the entire BGT is estimated at $1,248.

c)     For a couple in a ‘3-Bed Apt’ sharing the apartment with 2 other couples, the cost of accommodation for the entire stay is $293. The total approximate cost for the entire BGT is estimated at $1,093.

d)     For a single person in a ‘Resort room’, the cost of accommodation for the entire stay is $338. The total approximate cost for the entire BGT is estimated at $728.

Please note that the accommodation options given in the table above only apply to Friday (17th Nov) and Saturday (18th Nov) nights.  Those who require accommodation on Thursday (16th Nov) and Sunday (19th Nov) nights may want to use the accommodation options in Melbourne CBD given below, but have to make these bookings directly.  Accommodation arrangements for these extra nights are not included in the program, and will be required to be made by the respective participants themselves. On Friday (17 Nov), we may be able to provide transport for those participants who stay in Melbourne CBD hotels to the meeting place in the morning.

Quest East Melbourne, 48 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne 3002, Victoria  – Price per day A$155-A$266

Rydges Hotels – Resorts Melbourne  – Price per day A$215 –  A$266

Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments, 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne Victoria 3000 –  Price per day starting from A$120

Hotel Grand Chancellor , 131 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Victoria 3000  – Price per day –  A$179

Mantra 100 Exhibition, 100 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria  –  Price per day  A$159 –  A$179

Costs (subject to further refinement ) –

Costs have been split into two components, Accommodation Costs and Other Costs

This was done mainly to allow participants to have their preferences for accommodation out of the 4 options at Silver Water Resort. Please see the table above.

Other Costs are estimated at approximately 400 per participant and these costs will cover meals, drinks, music, tours and transport, and entry tickets to all included activities.

Some optional activities are listed in the program and the costs for these optional activities are to be borne by the participants.