Accommodation will be held at the following hotels. We recommend you book at least 60 days prior to the conference as hotels require unsold rooms to be released at 90, 60 and 30 days prior.

Within 30 days of the conference you will need to contact the hotel directly to see if the Conference rates are still available and whether there is any availability.

All rates are per room, per night and do not include breakfast, unless otherwise specified.

Rydges on Swanston


701 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053

2 minute walk to conference venue

Executive King Room – $229.00 per night, including 1 buffet breakfast

Located in the heart of the Melbourne University Precinct and minutes away to central Melbourne, Rydges on Swanston is the perfect choice for business and leisure accommodation, functions, meeting and events.

Enjoy views across Lincoln Square Gardens and Melbourne CBD skyline while perfectly located to enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer. An ideal venue for Melbourne accommodation, your next conference or gala event and a superb wedding reception location in Melbourne, Rydges Swanston Melbourne is sure to delight.

Guest’s credit cards will be charged for full payment at time of booking

Best Western Travel Inn Carlton


Corner Grattan & Drummond Streets, Carlton VIC 3053

12 minute walk to conference venue

Queen or Twin Room – $150.00 per night, room only

Located in Carlton, the birthplace of Melbourne’s cafe culture. Just moments from iconic Melbourne restaurants, gardens, shopping, museums and the CBD.

Offering family sized suites with one or two bedrooms. Facilities include 24 hour reception, courtyard and heated pool, bar and restaurants, Hi-speed WiFi.

Jasper Hotel

Jasper Hotel

489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000  

14 minute walk to conference venue

Deluxe King Room- $189.00 per night

Bursting with chic energy and a contemporary aesthetic, the four-star Jasper Hotel is the preferred choice of modern urban nomads seeking a sophisticated yet laid back and inviting place to stay and call home in Melbourne. Located right next door to Queen Victoria Markets and within the Free Tram Zone, the hotel lies at the epicentre of everything you want to see and experience in the city.

Mantra on the Park


333 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000 

23 minute walk to conference venue

1 Bedroom Apartment – $189 per night

2 Bedroom Apartment – $229 per night

Set 1.1 km from the Queen Victoria Market, this modern apartment hotel with a lively vibe is a 13-minute walk from Melbourne Museum and 1.2 km from Melbourne’s central business district.

The 1- to 3-bedroom apartments have stylish decor, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and private balconies. All also feature kitchens with washer/dryers, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded units add features including dining rooms, iPod docks and furnished outdoor areas. Room service is available.

Amenities include a trendy bar and restaurant, an indoor heated pool and a sauna. Parking and breakfast are extra.

City Tempo

City tempo 300x200

353 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000 

23 minute walk to conference venue

Studio with Balcony – $123 per night

Studio without Balcony – $118 per night

1 Bedroom apt with Balcony – $133 per night

Our Studio & One Bedroom Apartments offer all the essentials for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Melbourne’s exciting CBD.

Our apartments are stylishly furnished and include kitchenettes, audio/visual appliances and free high-speed Wi-Fi internet. An on-site is a gymnasium and sauna is available.”

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will incur a cancellation charge equal to the entire stay’s accommodation rate.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 30 days of arrival may incur a cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 14 days will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of all nights booked.

Cancellation Policy

Guests’ credit cards will be charged a 1 nights’ accommodation non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Full payment will be charged at 45 days. Cancellations outside of 45 days prior to arrival will forfeit the 1 night’s deposit. Cancellations inside 45 days prior to arrival will incur full cancellation charges for all nights cancelled.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will incur a cancellation charge equal to the entire stay’s accommodation rate.

 Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 30 days of arrival may incur a cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 14 days will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of all nights booked.

Book Direct Options

Brady Hotel Central Melbourne

BRADY Hotel - King Room 1960

30 Little La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000

20 minute walk to conference venue

Preferred corporate accommodation rates are available by booking via the Brady Hotels website when quoting “ASAA2020” in the Promo Code field.


Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Select Book Now

Select Hotel – Brady Hotels Central Melbourne

Enter Check In and Check Out Date

Enter Number of Roms and Number of Adults

Enter ASAA2020 in the Promocode Field

Click – Book Now

Step 3: Select and book your desired room and rate and complete the booking details to confirm your booking.

IBIS Melbourne Swanston Street


609 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053

11 minute walk to conference venue

How to book: Simply click on the booking link, enter ‘ibis Swanston’ as your destination and choose your check-in dates.


Melbourne Swanston Street welcomes the attendees of The 23rd Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. From just $119 per room, per night, delegates of ASAA can save up to 15% off their stay at the ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel, which includes complimentary premium Wi-Fi. For only $12 extra per night, you can add a full buffet-breakfast too. To learn more about your exclusive rate, simply click HERE


The online registration form allows you to book available rooms at the above hotels. You need to provide credit card details, which will be forwarded to the hotel to guarantee your booking.

Please email us your accommodation requirements if you have already registered for the Conference.

Changes and Cancellations

Please note the cancellation policies listed for each hotel. Cancellations and no-shows will attract a fee of at least one night’s accommodation. However, each hotel’s policy varies and late cancellations and no-shows may be charged for all the nights booked.

Please email us any cancellations and date changes.

Extended Bookings

Please email us if you wish to extend your accommodation booking before or after the Conference.

Early Check-in Requests

Early check-in and late check-out requests are subject to availability on the day and cannot be confirmed by Conference Design.

You can enter special requests for early check-in in the “Special Requests” field of your reservation. The hotel will do its best to accommodate your request on the day. Please enquire about the status of your request at the front desk upon check-in.


Accommodation and incidental expenses need to be settled using a credit card when you check out.

You can arrange to pay your accommodation using a third-party credit card, e.g. a colleague’s work credit card, by completing the Credit Card Authorisation form below and email it to your confirmed hotel 30-days prior to the conference.

Please email us if you wish to be invoiced for your accommodation with your registration. Any pre-payments made to Conference Design will be forwarded to your hotel. Pre-payments need to be received 30 days prior to the conference.


The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is the peak body of university experts and educators on Asia in Australia. Established in 1976, we promote and support the study of Asia in Australian universities and knowledge of Asia among the broader community. Our membership is drawn mainly from academics and students, but also includes industry and government Asia experts. We take a strong interest in promoting knowledge about Asia in schools and in contributing to state and Commonwealth government policies related to Asia. We provide informed comment on Asia to a broad public through our bulletin, Asian Currents, and specialist research articles in our journal, Asian Studies Review. Four book series published under our auspices cover Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Women in Asia.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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