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BEA Biennial Conference 2018 The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 to Friday, 5 October 2018 from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

National Library of Australia, Australia


Canberra Attractions & Accommodation

Canberra is a great place to bring the whole family for a holiday break in October with award-winning restaurants, iconic national attractions and scenic outdoor adventures. Explore Canberra's attractions with the free National Capital Teachers Pass. 

Free National Capital Teachers Pass

Your conference registration includes a free National Capital Teachers Pass and subscription to National Capital Excursion News. The pass provides teachers with a range of offers including free access to participating National Capital attractions whilst visiting Canberra to explore the opportunities available for school excursions to Canberra.

Please see for further information. Please do not register for the Teachers Pass through this website. You can register for the Teachers Pass during the conference registration process. 

Events in Canberra during October 

Heath Ledger: A life in pictures at National Film and Sound Archive 

History Teachers’ Association of Australia Annual Conference, 2-4 October


There are a range of accommodation options close to the National Library of Australia and Australian National University.  

Preferred hotel 

  Mantra MacArthur Hotel

  219 Northbourne Avenue
  Turner ACT
  +61 7 5665 4428

Promotional code:
BEA2018 (Offers 15% discount on Mantra Daily rate and Bed & Breakfast rate)
Please note: Promo codes are valid for bookings made online or via central reservations; valid for stays from 02/10/18 – 06/10/18; rooms are subject to availability and full prepayment is required. For full terms & conditions please visit

Book online or through central reservations: 

Bookings Through Central Reservations
E-mail corporate.reservations 'at' with the below details: 
Arrival and departure dates
Hotel name : Mantra MacArthur in Canberra
Promo code : BEA2018 
Guest names and credit card details
Central Reservations telephone: +61 7 5665 4428

Online Bookings
To book online, visit and select the destination as Canberra. Choose arrival and departure date and number of guests. Input promo code BEA2018 under the promo option. Select Mantra MacArthur as a hotel (choose between Mantra Daily rate or Mantra Bed & Breakfast rate) and click Book Now. Continue to follow the prompts for guest and payment details.  

Hotels close to the National Library of Australia


Rydges Capital Hill (4 star, $165*)
17 Canberra Avenue, Forrest, Canberra
+61 2 6295 3144


Brassey Hotel (4 star, $145*)
Belmore Gardens & Macquarie Street Barton, Canberra
+61 2 6273 3766


Hotel Kurrajong Canberra (4 star, $130*)
8 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra
+61 2 6234 4444


Forrest Hotel & Apartments (3 star, $99*)
30 National Circuit, Forrest, Canberra
+61 2 6203 4300


Hotels close to Australian National University (ANU)

Novotel Canberra (4 star, $150*)
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra
+61 2 6245 5000


QT Canberra (4 star, $150*)
1 London Circuit, Canberra
+61 2 6247 6244