Can I stay in my own accommodation?
If you live in Canberra or have your own accommodation organised, you can register for a Day Registration. All conference materials, lunch and dinner are included in the Day Registration price.
Will there be other people from my university at my accommodation?
We try our best to keep campus groups together – whether it be the same dorm or the same campsite. Sometimes this is not always possible (especially for late registrations) but if there are other people from your university who have chosen the same accommodation type as you, you should be allocated the same accommodation site. If you have specific people you would like in your dorm room please email your request to nte [at] afes.org.au (subject: Dorm%20request) (.) Please be aware we can not guarantee this request will be met.
If any accommodation option is full, what are my options?
Please register for another accommodation to ensure that you don't miss out on a spot at NTE altogether. We can put you on a waiting list and if a spot in your designed accommodation option does become available (due to cancellation), we can refund you the difference in price or arrange extra payment. However, please understand that being on the waiting list DOES NOT guarantee you a spot in that accommodation option. Alternatively, you are free to find your own accommodation in Canberra (such as a backpackers or a youth hostel) and register for the conference as a Day Registration.
Is bedding provided at NTE?
All bedding and a towel will be provided in Single, Premium, Standard and Dormitory accommodation. If you are camping you will need to bring everything you would normally take camping (i.e. tent, sleeping bag, air mattress, etc). You will not, however, need to bring any cooking equipment as all meals are provided. You should also check with your mission team leader whether you need to bring a towel and sleeping bag for mission or whether your hosts will supply them for you.
When do we check into our accommodation?
Accommodation check in is 2pm on Saturday. You will need to go to your accommodation location (shown on your nametag) at this time to receive your key/contact details of the person who has your room key or if you are camping be shown your camp site. All accommodation locations will be in your booklet and room location/number at the back of your nametag. If you are arriving on Thursday or Friday for Pre-NTE conferences (Pre NTE Staff Conference and Student Committees Conference), accommodation check in will be held at the Conference Centre at EPIC. However, if you have purchased Wed, Thurs or Fri B&B (bed and breakfast) check in is at 7pm at the Conference Centre at EPIC.
How far is the accommodation for the conference site?
If you are camping, your camp site will be at EPIC meaning you are very close to the pavilions where the conference takes place. There are 3 camping sites for NTE campers around EPIC and are grouped by campus.
If you choose to stay in dorm, standard, premium or single accommodation, there are different accommodation sites that are not located at Exhibition Park in Canberra. Some of these are not within walking distance to EPIC, so it's important that you leave enough time to get to EPIC for the morning sessions (at least 20-30 minutes).
Bush Capital Lodge: 191 Dryandra Street, O’Connor (8-10 min drive)
Carotel Motel & Caravan Park: 46 Aspinall & Zelling Streets, Watson (5 min drive/20 min walk)
Leumeah Lodge: 48 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls (10-12 min drive)
Ibis Budget: Corner Federal Highway & Antill Street, Watson (5 min drive/20 min walk)
Ibis Styles Eaglehawk: 1222 Federal Hwy Service Rd, Sutton (10 min drive)
I’m arriving on Friday – what are my options?
We offer Friday B&B (bed and breakfast) option for anyone arriving on Friday night. If you missed selecting this on your registration, you can book for Friday B&B here.
What does Friday B&B include?
Friday B&B includes Friday night accommodation (prices vary depending on which accommodation you choose. Camping can be a B&B option but it means you have a space on the campsite and receive breakfast the following day) and breakfast on the Saturday. Please be aware that this does not include Friday night dinner and we ask that you check in no earlier than 7pm on the Friday night. Check in is at the Conference Centre at EPIC.
I’m attending Pre-NTE conferences, what are my options if I need to arrive the night before?
Similar to Friday B&B, we offer Wednesday or Thursday night B&B (for Senior staff, apprentices & student committee delegates). If you missed selecting this on your Pre-NTE conference registration, you can book for Wednesday OR Thursday B&B here.