Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
19th Annual Conference, January 13th - 16th 2013, Melbourne, Australia

RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

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Accommodation Options


There are a huge number of options for accommodation in Melbourne.   RMIT University (Conference venue is located in Swanston Street) is located on the North West side of the CBD, and very easy to get to by tram or train.

 Accommodation is at the High Season rate at this time of year due to the Australian Tennis Open being held for the 2 weeks starting 14 January.  Therefore it is vey important that you book in early.  There will still be accommodation left in January, but it may not be at the price level you want.

 As we are on the edge of the CBD there is the complete range of Hotels to choose from dependent on your budget. There is also a lot of accommodation at Docklands which is either a 15 minute walk, or jump on the free city loop tram.  

Southbank is a vibrant area of the city which is also easily accessible, however this is close to the Sports grounds so may be busy with Tennis guests. There is also a number of hotels in Lygon St which is a short 5 minute walk away.


Within a 5 minute walk of the venue are 2 very reasonably priced hotels, which we have received quotes for and have rooms held for the conference.  Please note that rooms are subject to availability and all un-booked rooms will be released on 12 December.


Ibis Hotel – 3 star

Great location.  Situated in Thierry Street (just off Swanston St)

Please book directly with the hotel quoting “RMIT University / PRRES Conference”

Standard Rooms (1 x queen bed OR 1 x double & 1 x single bed)

13/01/13 - AUD$125.00 p.n

14/01/13 - AUD$219.00 p.n

15/01/13 - AUD$219.00 p.n

 Breakfast – AUD$15.00 extra per person per day


Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon  -  4 star

An easy 5 minute walk.  Situated in Lygon Street which is famous for the Italian restaurant / cafés

Rates include free onsite carparking.

Please book directly with the hotel quoting “RMIT University / PRRES Conference”

Standard king/Twin  $189 p.n.

Spa King/Twin  $209 p.n

Executive room $229 p.n.

Hot buffet breakfast additional $20 p.p .


We do not have rooms booked at the following hotels. However they are options you may want to consider:

City Edge Apartment Elizabeth St  -

 4 star apartments located on the corner of A’Beckett and Elizabeth Streets.

Rates start around $149 per night.    (Check rates on booking)

Note – rooms are small, but are very tidy, central hotel with a small kitchenette.


Space Hotel

For those on a tight Budget .  This hotel used to be a Backpackers but has been upgraded and now has a range of options.  Very tidy and good location.

Located directly behind RMIT University in Russell St, but is not a ‘Student’ lodge.

Every type of room from a shared Dorm to Queen Room with Ensuite and balcony.  Room Rates start around $90 for a private room with ensuite, and around $60 for a Dorm.



 ·         Free Tram

Melbourne has a free city circle tram which stops very close to the Conference venue. The tram runs every 10 minutes during the day and loops around the city.

 ·         Public Tram

Swanston street is a major tram route with a large number of trams stopping right outside the Venue.  The link to the tram and train system is

 and for the venue stop you type in ‘RMIT University’.  You can also download this site as an App on your phone.

 ·         Trains

Melbourne Central train station is within metres of the venue.

 Tickets purchased for the tram or trains are interchangeable.  Tickets can be purchased at the train station at the base of Melbourne Central (go down 3 levels).

 ·         Car Parking

If you need to drive your car, there are a number of public car park buildings in the area.  Wilsons carparking operate a few in the area and offer an Earlybird parking rate of $11- $12 per day if you are in by 10am and out after 2pm, otherwise its quite pricey.

Note – closest parking is the ‘224 La Trobe St’



Map of Accomodation Options