The Symposium Secretariat has confirmed rooms within close proximity to the Convention Centre for delegates of the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation.

You are encouraged to secure your accommodation through the Symposium Secretariat to ensure that you receive the negotiated competitive rates. Accommodation can be booked via the online registration form or by contacting the Symposium Secretariat.

Rates quoted are:

  • Per room per night
  • In Australian Dollars and inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Subject to availability
  • Based on single/queen/twin occupancy

Rydges Southbank
9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane

Room Rate per night Inclusions
Queen Room $259 Room Only
View hotel fact sheet

Mercure Brisbane
85/87 N Quay, Brisbane City

Room Rate per night Inclusions
Superior City View Room $170 Room Only
View hotel fact sheet

Booking Information


Accommodation will not be confirmed until a deposit of one night's tariff is received or a full payment by credit card or cheque is made. This deposit will be forwarded to your hotel and will be credited to your room account. Delegates must settle the balance of their account with the hotel concerned upon check out. If accommodation deposits are not received by 6 October 2017 your room will be released back to the hotel. The Symposium Secretariat does not take responsibility for accommodation if deposits are not received by this date.

Deadline for accommodation bookings

The Symposium Secretariat must return all unsold rooms to the hotels on 6 October 2017, therefore accommodation bookings after this date cannot be guaranteed. The rates quoted are only valid for bookings made by 6 October 2017.


No accommodation deposits will be refunded after 6 October 2017.

Delegates who confirm an accommodation booking with a credit card and who cancel after 6 October 2017, or delegates who fail to arrive on the specified date, will be charged for the entire cost of their accommodation.

Late bookings

Late bookings can be made through the Symposium Secretariat after 6 October 2017 but are subject to availability, and credit card details are required to secure the reservation.

Early arrival

As check in is at 1400 at most hotels, your room may not be ready for immediate occupation if you arrive early. Whilst hotels will do everything possible to accommodate early arrivals, if you wish to be guaranteed immediate occupation you can pay an extra day's tariff for the night before you are due to arrive. If you wish to take this precaution, please advise the Symposium Secretariat on the registration form so that we can notify the hotel.

Change of booking

Any change in booking must be made in writing to the Symposium Secretariat and not directly to the hotel. Please note charges may apply after 18 October 2016.


Please direct all accommodation enquiries to:
NHMRC 2017 Symposium Secretariat
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: +61 (2) 9254 5000
Facsimile: +61 (2) 9251 3552

  • Key Dates
  • Early bird Registration Deadline20 October 2017
  • Symposium14-15 November 2017
Registration Now Open