iDEA18 will be held in picturesque Newcastle. Our team has arranged a number of exclusive discounts and deals with local hotels and motels for conference attendees. Conference attendees are also welcome to find their own accommodation, or to email our team at accommodation@ideaconference.org.au for billeting options.Billeting for this conference is now closed.

We recommend AirBNB for delgates seeking more cost-effective accommodation in the vicinity of $50 per night.

AirBNB offers a variety of shared rooms, private rooms, or fully private residences in the vicinity of $50-70 per night, which may be more ideal for students or other delegates seeking cheaper accommodation. New users are eligible for $50 off their first booking of $100 or more with this link. 

The Clarendon Hotel
10% Discount
  • 10% Discount for bookings made through hotel website with code iDEA18

  • Contact Person: Debra Parkes

The Grand Hotel
5% Discount
  • 5% Discount if booked through phone - Speak to Stace Hall and quote code iDEA18
  • Price Ranges from approx. $115-150 per night
  • Contact Person: Stace Hall
Crowne Plaza
Variable Discount
  • King Cityside Suite: FRI $195.00per room/night ; SAT $325
  • King Harbourside Suite: FRI $225.00 per room/night ; SAT $355

  • Please contact Amelia Bourke on 1800 593 932 to book.

IBIS Newcastle
$129-$149 pn
  • Friday 13th April $129.00 // Saturday 14th April $149.00 // Discounted breakfast of $15.00 per person, Call or email with the code IDEA130418
The Oriental Hotel
10% Discount
  • Contact directly on 02 4929 1130 or book via the Facebook page for a 10% Discount. Contact Person: Laura
Travelodge
Variable Discount
  • Use code TH10530501 through the Travelodge direct website and this should typically be pre-paid at the time of making the booking.