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We have arranged rooms at the Conference Venue Cairns Colonial Club Resort at a special discounted rate

Accommodation Prices

Run of house rooms including an a' la carte or breakfast buffet for all guests.  Prices are per night per room.

- Single occupancy $130

- Double occupancy $155

- Triple occupancy $210

- Quad occupancy $235 

How to Book

To book a room, guests need to email the Reservations team directly at groups [AT] and quote Booking Reference number 2949924. No special fare will be offered to guests who directly book on the hotel website. The number of rooms is limited, and rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Email Reservations using the link below

About Cairns Colonial Club Resort

In the heart of the Tropical North, nestled between pristine reef and ancient rainforest, lies the beautiful city of Cairns. Set on 11 acres of tropical rainforest gardens, the iconic Cairns Colonial Club Resort is conveniently located just 8km south of the Cairns Airport and 5km north west of the shops, restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and reef departure points of the Cairns city precinct.

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VISA Information

Please note most international guests will require a visa to enter Australia.

You are advised to apply for your visa as early as possible as they can take at least 4-6 weeks to process. Please visit HERE to ascertain the relevant visa for your visit.

Letter of Invitation:


Only some passports require a letter of invitation.    Should you require a letter of invitation to support your visa application or participation, please email info [AT] and a letter will be emailed to you. Please note that only registered delegates who have paid their conference registration fees can be issued a letter of invitation. Such an invitation is extended specifically to assist participants to obtain travel funds, appropriate visas, approvals, sponsorship or official leave. It does not imply a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any support, financial or otherwise.  For those that require an invitation letter please send the below details with your request as they must be included in the letter:

  • Full name as shown on passport
  • Home Address
  • Work Address
  • Passport number
  • Issuing Country of Passport 
  • Accommodation Details:

             - Name of hotel

             - Date arrive

             - Date of departure

If you are staying after the conference and travelling to another location you may need a letter from the other destination.

Contact Person Details for the Application Form:

A/Prof. Louise Y. Cheng
Head of Stem Cell Growth Regulation Laboratory
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
305 Grattan Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 045 005 3363
Email: Louise.Cheng[AT]

Travel Information

About Cairns

Cairns is one of the most unique and beautiful regions in Australia; situated where two World Heritage areas meet (the Great Barrier Reef & Rainforests). 

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef undisputed as one of the world’s most important natural assets with over 2,800 individual reefs and 616 islands. Enjoy snorkeling, diving, fishing or boating or visit one of the palm fringed tropical islands for your taste of paradise.

The Wet Tropics Rainforest which surrounds Cairns is one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of Mother Nature. It is home to the largest range of plants and animals and the oldest rainforest on earth.

Enjoy Australia’s best aboriginal cultural experiences in Cairns. The Australian aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders have been living in harmony with nature for 40,000 years.

Cairns has a tropical climate, with generally warm summers and mild dry winters. The majority of Cairn’s rainfall occurs during summer between January and March.
The tropics have uniform temperatures throughout the year. Typical daytime min/max temperature ranges in Cairns are 23C/31C in mid-Summer and 18C/26C in mid-Winter.


Cairns International Airport is 5.1 km away, a 9-minute drive from the venue.

If you are coming from the ICG in Melbourne, there are many flights per day to Cairns. 

A Taxi will cost approximately $15- $20 one way to the venue. 

RideShare pickup points are available, please see the airport website for the pickup points.

A shuttle costs $20 one way.  See details. 

Weather & Clothing

Average high 30 degrees Celcius.

Average low 23 degrees Celcius.

Average 14 days of rain.


The Australian Dollar is the accepted form of currency.

Credit cards are widely used.


You will need to use a Type I plug for Australia.  This has three flat pins in a triangular pattern. Australia operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Event Location

Cairns Colonial Club

18-26 Cannon St
Queensland Australia 4870

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