Travel & Hotel


With nearly 10 million visitors to Melbourne every year, the city has some of the greatest hotel room range Australia has to offer. We have negotiated rates with the hotels outlined below. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel of your choice directly.

Please find below the contact details for each hotel. We recommend making your bookings via email so that the hotel has your request in writing and may easily email you confirmation.

Crown Promenade

Crown Promenade (4.5 *)

Stylish, affordable, and thoroughly modern, Melbourne's Crown Promenade Hotel offers you a fresh perspective on how good a hotel can be. Located in the heart of the action - Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex by Airbridge. Crown Promenade Hotel is also close to the CBD, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne CBD and Yarra River.

Click here to request your accommodation via the hotel website

Rate Mention that you are part of the Cisco Live Conference to receive the negotiated room rate of $220 per room per night. Click here to request your accommodation via the hotel website.
Address 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank 3006, Melbourne Victoria
Telephone +61 3 9292 6688
Toll Free 1800 776 612
Fax +61 3 9292 6600
Distance to walk or tram 0.5km (5 minutes approximately by foot)

Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza (4.5 *)

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is situated directly opposite the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre which makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a conference venue.

At Crowne Plaza Melbourne, you will experience the full range of hotel facilities and services at reasonable prices.

Refurbished guest rooms provide the comfort of a home away from home with free morning newspaper, full size iron/ironing board, hairdryer, minibar, remote control television, alarm clock, individually controlled air conditioning, 24 hour room service, express check-out, radio, direct STD/IDD telephones.

Providing support for the business traveller, the complimentary Business Centre is available 24-hours per day.

Rate Quote code "CIS" when you call reservations to receive the negotiated rate starting from $235 per room per night.
Address 1-5 Spencer St, Melbourne
Telephone 1 800 760 668
+61 3 9648 2724 (business hours only)
Fax +61-3-9629 5624
Distance to walk or tram 1km (10 minutes approximately by foot)

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn (4*)

Holiday Inn on Flinders is a truly friendly and personal boutique-style hotel perfectly located in the financial hub of Melbourne. The perfect base for any business traveller close to the Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, World Trade Centre and Stock Exchange.

The hotel's facilities cater also to the needs of leisure travellers, with most of Melbourne's sightseeing spots, art and cultural centres within easy reach, including Etihad Stadium and the Docklands precinct. Southern Cross Railway Station is just a 2 minute walk away and the International Airport can be reached via direct freeway access in easy 20 minutes. Close by is Roma Street Train and Bus Station, City Cat Ferry Stop and riverside bikeway; the airport is just 16km from the hotel door and it's only a short trip to many of our coastal "hotspots".

Rate Quote code "CSC" to receive the negotiated room rate of $205 per room per night.
Address 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Telephone + 61-3-9648 2724 (business hours only)
Fax + 61-3-9629 7027
Distance to walk or tram 1km (10 minutes approximately by foot)


Novotel (4*)

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street, right in the centre of the city. Be it the diverse range of heritage listed buildings, theatres, boutiques, large department stores or renowned parks and gardens, the best of Melbourne is easily accessible by foot or a short tram ride away. The iconic MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Tennis Centre, Telstra Dome, Princess Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre, Regent Theatre and Federation Square are all within close proximity to the property.

The hotel offers 380 beautifully appointed rooms and suites - each peaceful space designed for natural living. Comprising six dedicated conference and event spaces, business centre, Michel's Restaurant & Bar, fitness centre and direct access to Australia on Collins shopping centre, Novotel Melbourne on Collins is a preferred destination for both business and leisure travellers.

Rate Quote reference "VER290311" to receive the negotiated room rate of $205 per room per night.
Address 270 Collins St, Melbourne
Telephone + 61-3-9648 2724
Fax +61 3 9667 5805
Distance to walk or tram 2km (20 minutes approximately by foot or 5 minutes on tram down Collins st & 10 minutes walk from Spencer St to MCEC)

Travel Lodge

Travel Lodge (3.5*)

Travelodge Hotels represent a new generation of hotels for the smart traveller looking for quality accommodation in excellent city locations. With all the facilities you need and a range of great rates, Travelodge guests can rest assured.

With a 40 year heritage in Australia, the 16 new generation Travelodge Hotels are located in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Darwin, Perth in Australia and Palmerston North and Wellington in New Zealand.

Travelodge is proud of consistently offering quality hotels in a friendly environment.

Whether it's for a business trip or leisure, the price per room rates offer comfort and quality hotel accommodation at unbeatable value.

Each Travelodge hotel room offers guests a number of standard features, including air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, kitchenettes with microwave and tea and coffee making facilities, televisions with Foxtel and movie channels, telephone and voicemail facilities. A selection of Travelodge Hotels have onsite restaurants and bars offering a range of modern Australian cuisine and a great place to unwind.

Rate Mention that you are part of the Cisco Live Conference to receive the negotiated room rate of $169 per room per night.
Address 66 Aurora Lane, Docklands VIC 3008
Telephone 1300 886 886
+61 3 8615 1000
Fax +61 3 8615 1099
Email ask to speak with either Christina Lee or Amanda'Carswell )
Distance to walk or tram 1.5km (15 minutes approximately by foot)

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Airline Travel within Australia

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is located 20 kilometres from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. Please note Melbourne has two airports and Tullamarine is the most convenient airport to fly into.

QANTAS - For reservations book online at or call 13 13 13
Jetstar - For reservations book online at or call 13 15 38
Virgin - For reservations book online at or call 13 67 89

Airline Travel from New Zealand

To ensure that delegates have access to the best available fares, please contact your local travel agent or the airlines directly within New Zealand.

Visa Requirements

All nationalities (excluding New Zealanders) require a visa for Australia. For more information please visit:
The visa must be applied for outside of Australia.

If you require a Visa letter to confirm your reason for entering Australia, please email with the following details: