Accommodation will be held at the following hotels. We recommend you book at least 60 days prior to the conference as hotels require unsold rooms to be released at 90, 60 and 30 days prior.

Within 30 days of the conference you will need to contact the hotel directly to see if the Conference rates are still available and whether there is any availability.

All rates are per room, per night and do not include breakfast, unless otherwise specified.


The online registration form allows you to book available rooms. You need to provide credit card details, which will be forwarded to the hotel to guarantee your booking.

Please email us your accommodation requirements if you have already registered for the Conference.

Extended Bookings

Please email us if you wish to extend your accommodation booking before or after the Conference.

Changes and Cancellations

Please note the cancellation policies listed for each hotel. Cancellations and no-shows will attract a fee of at least one night’s accommodation. However, each hotel’s policy varies and late cancellations and no-shows may be charged for all the nights booked.

Please email us any cancellations and date changes.


Accommodation and incidental expenses need to be settled using a credit card when you check out.

You can arrange to pay your accommodation using a third-party credit card, e.g. a colleague’s work credit card, by completing the Credit Card Authorisation form below and email it to your confirmed hotel 30-days prior to the conference.

Please email us if you wish to be invoiced for your accommodation with your registration. Any pre-payments made to Conference Design will be forwarded to your hotel. Pre-payments need to be received 30 days prior to the conference.

Early Check-in Requests

Early check-in and late check-out requests are subject to availability on the day and cannot be confirmed by Conference Design.

You can enter special requests for early check-in in the “Special Requests” field of your reservation. The hotel will do its best to accommodate your request on the day. Please enquire about the status of your request at the front desk upon check-in.

Rydges Southbank

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23 Palmer Street, Townsville
Conference Venue

  • Deluxe Queen Room $149
  • Deluxe Twin Room $164

Sitting in the heart of Townsville on Palmer Street, Rydges Southbank Townsville offers business and leisure travellers alike a premium location in the Central Business District close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Our boutique Townsville accommodation is the gate to Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef and offers unparalleled views of Townsville City, Castle Hill and Ross River Marina.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will incur a cancellation charge equal to the entire stay’s accommodation rate.

Oaks Gateway on Palmer

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2 Dibbs St, South Townsville
2 minute walk to conference venue (Rydges Southbank)

  • Hotel Room $174
  • One Bedroom Apartment $184
  • Two Bedroom Apartment $254

Oaks premium hotels in Townsville boast contemporary hotel rooms and self-contained apartments on Palmer Street, offering close proximity to restaurants, bars and leisure activities. Stunning views of the river and city can be witnessed from your balcony or our spectacular elevated infinity-edge swimming pool.

Cancellation Policy

Rooms cancelled within 30-14 days of arrival will incur cancellation fee equal to one night rate.  Rooms cancelled less than 14 days will be charged 100% of the full booking.


Park Regis Anchorage

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51 Palmer Street, South Townsville
3 minutes walk to conference venue (Rydges Southbank)

  • Hotel Room $117
  • One Bedroom Apartment $124
  • Two Bedroom Apartment $172

Park Regis Anchorage offers a great accommodation location for easy access to the world famous Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island, tropical rainforests, national parks as well as numerous golf, fishing, watersports and cruise options.

Cancellation Policy

Any room cancelled within 30 days of arrival will incur a fee of 100% of accommodation charges.

About the Association

The Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) was formed in 2009.

It encourages open discussion and debate on a range of bioethical issues, providing a place where people can ask difficult questions about ideas and practices associated with health and illness, biomedical research and human values.

The AABHL seeks to foster a distinctive Australasian voice in bioethics, and provide opportunities for international engagement through its membership, journal and conferences.

Members come from all the contributing humanities, social science and science disciplines that make up contemporary bioethics.

Many members have cross-disciplinary interests and all seek to broaden the dialogues in which all members of the wider community ultimately have an interest.

The AABHL is a supportive, creative and challenging community that provides a rich source of continuing academic refreshment and renewal.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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