Venue

The 23,000 square meters of carefully designed event spaces makes Darwin Convention Centre the largest conference and event facility in the Northern Territory. This world-class venue offers adaptable meeting rooms, auditorium, and exhibition halls to cater for up to 1,200 delegates.
The Centre is conveniently situated a short 15 minutes from the airport, within the vibrant Darwin Waterfront Precinct where delegates can combine business with pleasure in a year-round tropical climate. Darwin Convention Centre offers a unique Australian destination for all business events, paired with outstanding dining experiences and excellent service. With global expertise and a proven track record, the dedicated team at the Darwin Convention Centre will ensure your event is a memorable occasion for event attendees.

See Darwin

We can’t wait to head to the Top End for #ASMIRT2024. Start planning your trip to experience all that Darwin, and the NT, has to offer. Explore rich Aboriginal history and immerse yourself in exceptional art. Discover breathtaking scenery via scenic flights or river cruises. Uncover hidden gems in Darwin and visit the unforgettable markets. Wind down in hot springs, or ramp things up and have the adventure of a lifetime. See you there!

For more information on Darwin and surrounding areas visit the Tourism Top End website which includes access to tours, car hire, city sights, national parks and more.

Travel

Darwin is the perfect launch pad to explore Australia’s Top End natural landscapes and cultural heritage.

AIRPORT AND CAR RENTAL
The Darwin international airport is located approximately 11.5km drive from the Darwin CBD, find out more about the airport here. There are several car rental companies that are around the airport terminals and Darwin CBD. Find out more here.

LOCAL TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Public Bus
The public bus stop is located on Charles Eaton Drive, which is approximately an 8-minute walk from the terminal. For information on routes and timetables please view the Northern Territory Government's Catch a Bus to Darwin Airport page.

City Shuttle Bus
Operated by Blue Taxi Company, the Darwin CBD shuttle bus is currently operating 7 days a week, 11am to 6pm and 11pm to 2:30 am. The shuttle provides a convenient and reliable service to and from Darwin Airport and all city accommodation locations. Operating from the terminal door, you can purchase your ticket from the shuttle booth at the baggage carousels. Pricing to the CBD is $15 per person, or $35 for a family of 4 with children 3 and under travelling free.

Taxi and Ride Shares
Taxis and rideshare pickups are available at Darwin International Airport. The taxi rank is located directly in front of the terminal. Taxi pricing is charged by meter. You can expect to pay around $30.00 to $35.00 for a trip between the airport and the CBD district.

Alternatively, you can request a ride from your preferred service and get picked up from the Rideshare Pick Up area in the Short Stay Car Park. Simply send the request once you have your baggage, and your driver will meet you at the Rideshare Pick Up area. Fares to the airport vary depending on the selected vehicle option, travel time and total distance

Visa

The following information has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It contains information about visa requirements to visit Australia and how to apply for an eVisitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa.

eVisitor and ETA visas are electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is decided. Please wait for a decision once your application has been completed, do not make arrangements to travel to Australia until you are advised that you have been granted a visa.
An ETA visa may be required to travel to Australia. Only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online. You may need to use a travel agent to apply for this visa.

You will not receive a stamp or label in your passport. You will be provided with a confirmation for your records. Due to COVID-19 some visa processing times have been affected and applications may take longer to finalise. Your ETA lets you enter Australia for up to three months at a time as a tourist or for business visitor purposes. You are also permitted to study in Australia for up to three months in some circumstances.

You might be able to get this ETA visa if:

• you hold an eligible passport and your passport will be valid for at least six months from the time you leave Australia
• you are travelling to Australia as a tourist or for business visitor purposes.
• meet Australian health requirement

Tourist activities include holidays, recreation or seeing family and friends.

Business visitor activities include participating in conferences, trade fairs or seminars. As long as you are not being paid by the organisers for your participation as well as:
• making general business or employment enquiries
• investigating, negotiating, signing, or reviewing a business contract
• activities carried out as part of an official government-to-government visit.

Business activities do not include short-term work. If you want to work in Australia, you can apply for a Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (Subclass 400). To find the right visa for you, please visit here

Other important things to note:
• apply for your visa in advance to allow for variances in processing times.
• consider Australia's health and character requirements, which you may have to meet as part of the visa application process.
• ensure you obtain a confirmation of your registration or a letter of invitation, to attach to your visa application.
• participants required to lodge paper-based visa applications should do so at the Australian visa office nearest to their current country of residence.
• applicants outside of Australia will need to provide biometrics when they apply for a visa that is part of the Australian biometrics program, or where they are from a country, or located in a country at time of application that is part of the Australian biometrics program.

The International Event Coordinator Network might not be able to help if participants do not lodge their visa applications within recommended timeframes.

If you require a letter confirming your registration for the conference etc. please email conferences@asmirt.org requesting this. We are also happy to collect your passport information and details and forward it onto the INTERNATIONAL EVENT COORDINATOR NETWORK (IECN), so they can expect your Visa application.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR VISA APPLICANTS VISA OPTIONS FOR CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, TRADE FAIRS OR EXPOS
Participants, attendees, and speakers that will not be working, performing, or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event:
• Visitor (subclass 600) (Business stream) visa. For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600/business-visitor-stream
• Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601). For eligible passport holders and more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/electronic-travel-authority-601
• eVisitor (subclass 651) (Business Stream) visa. For eligible passport holders and more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/evisitor-651
NB: These are the visa options available presently, but the Department reserves the right to change regulations. IECN assistance will NOT guarantee a visa grant. Visa applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the legislative requirements for an Australian visa.

Visa Application Process and Processing Times:
Visa applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:
• whether the applicant has lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents, and paid associated visa application charges
• how promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information
• how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
• how long it takes to receive information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements
• when the application is lodged taking the current global visa processing times into account
Processing times are impacted each month by cases that are complex, changes to volume of applications and changes to Ministerial Directions.
More information about visa processing times please see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/overview.
For this reason, we would advise that visa applications be lodged at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to a person’s intended date of travel.
To assist timely processing by Australia's visa offices overseas, you can complete the bio-data collection sheet available from the ASMIRT conference team once you have registered for the event, that will be passed onto the IECN team.

NB: In accordance with Australia's Privacy Act 1988, any information an event organiser or participant provides to the IECN will only be used to facilitate visa processing with the relevant Australian visa office overseas.

Border and Entry Requirements:
Travellers should familiarise themselves with Australia’s border and entry requirements. For further information, see ‘Entering and leaving Australia’ at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/entering-and-leaving-australia

Accommodation

We have sourced some great deals for accommodation within close proximity to the Darwin Convention Centre which will be valid for before, during and after the conference dates. Darwin is a popular destination in the dry season. Accommodation bookings will be available as part of the online conference registration form. If you have any questions regarding accommodation at ASMIRT 2024, contact the official accommodation booking agent for ASMIRT 2024, InHouse Event Solutions; conferences@inhouseeventsolutions.com

Please note; we do not have any other accommodation providers. Be wary of accommodation scams that can target conference attendees. If you have questions about this, contact conferences@inhouseeventsolutions.com or conferences@asmirt.org

Vibe Darwin

Only a 5 minute walk to the Convention centre, Vibe Darwin is perfectly positioned amongst the entertainment and dining hub of Darwin’s seafront promenade. Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is surrounded by great shopping, as well as some of the most amazing restaurants and cafés in the NT. Also on their doorstep is the splendour of the Darwin Waterfront Lagoon, which hosts a range of water sports and outdoor activities. A short stroll along the water will take you to the Bicentennial Park and Esplanade or the famous Stokes Hill Wharf. 
Per night rates from:
Guest room - $309
Guest room with view - $339

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, Gym & Indoor pool.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $20 per person WiFi: Complimentary 
PARKING: $15 per day.

Approx. 350m from the Convention Centre
Adina Darwin

The Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront provides the perfect base for an unforgettable adventure. Positioned amongst waterside restaurants and the family friendly wave pool with a lagoon on Darwin’s seafront promenade. It is only a stone’s throw away from the Darwin Convention Centre and within walking distance of Darwin’s CBD. With a selection of boutique stores, premium brand shops, and services on the Waterfront, you are never more than a stroll away from great shopping or even a beauty treatment in a day spa. Business travellers have easy access to the Darwin Convention Centre, an iconic landmark in the area and home to truly exceptional exhibition and business facilities.
Per night rates from:
Studio apartment - $329
1 bedroom apartment - $379

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, pool and fitness centre.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $20 per person. 
Wifi: Complimentary. 
PARKING: Charges apply.

Approx. 350m from the Convention Centre
Oaks Elan 

Only a 5 minute drive to the Convention centre. Oaks Elan is located on Woods Street in Darwin’s CBD, this hotel is just minutes from the Darwin Waterfront Precinct and the city’s dining, entertainment and shopping hub, including Smith Street Mall. For those visiting Oaks Elan Darwin for business, the dedicated work desk features a media station with multiple connection points and universal power outlets, ideal for the international traveller. Oaks Elan Darwin boasts myriad leisure facilities for guests wanting to relax and unwind, including an outdoor lap pool, well-equipped gymnasium and onsite restaurant, Seoul Food, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serving a unique combination of modern Korean and Australian cuisine.
Per night rates from:
Hotel room - $319
1 bedroom apartment - $359
2 bedroom apartment - $449

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, outdoor pool and gym.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $20 per person.
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: $15 per day

Approx. 1.1km from the Convention Centre
Mantra Pandanas

Mantra Pandanas has it all when it comes to Darwin apartments - a relaxed tropical culture, just a few minutes drive from to the Convention centre and a short walk to the Mitchell Street Restaurant Precinct and Smith Street Mall, plus fantastic views over Darwin Harbour and the city. Mantra Pandanas offers stylish Hotel Rooms, Studio Rooms, and One and Two Bedroom Apartments featuring contemporary décor and amenities.
Per night rates from:
Hotel water view - $315
1 bedroom water view - $450
*Minimum 3 night stay

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, lagoon style pool, spa & gym.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $28 per person.
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: $19 per day

Approx. 1.1km from the Convention Centre
Hilton Darwin

Hilton Darwin is ideally located in the city centre, just moments from the vibrant Darwin Harbour area and the fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment options the City can offer. Enjoy contemporary features and a welcoming service every time you stay.
Per night rates from:
Standard room - $350

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, outdoor pool & fitness centre.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $30 per person.
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: $39 per day

Approx. 1.2km from the Convention Centre
Travelodge Darwin

Travelodge Mirambeena is located in the heart Darwin's CBD, close to great shopping and many major city attractions. This property has recently had a facelift and is now looking fresher than ever. Perfectly positioned close to transport and entertainment venues, this is one of the largest choices for accommodation in the Northern Territory. The spacious resort, not far from the water, has a relaxed atmosphere and is an ideal place to experience all that the area has to offer.
Per night rates from:
Guest room - $239
1 bedroom townhouse - $299

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, fitness centre, two pools & a spa.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $20 per person.
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: Available

Approx. 1.5km from the Convention Centre
Rydges Darwin

Just a short drive to the Convention centre, situated in the heart of the CBD and only moments from the lush lawns of Bicentennial Park and the stunning palm-lined harbour esplanade, Rydges Darwin Central is a blend of vibrant coastal city and relaxed Top End escape. Conveniently set amongst the cafes, bars and eateries of the waterfront precinct and with access to the Northern Territory’s must-see national parks
Per night rates from:
Standard room - $230

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, pool & gym.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $35 per person.
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: $25 per day.

Approx. 1.5km from the Convention Centre
Novotel Darwin

Ideally located on the city's Esplande overlooking Darwin Harbour, Novotel Darwin CBD offers contemporary rooms with easy walking distance to the convention centre, many attractions and shops within the city and surrounds. Located on The Esplanade, Novotel Darwin CBD offers an excellent base for exploring Darwin. Guests staying here can discover Mindil Markets, Deckchair Cinema, Darwin Military Museum, Aviation Heritage Centre, World War Oil Tunnel Aquascene fish feeding at Doctor's Gully, Crocosaurus Cove and Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. For guests who want to explore further afield, Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park and Katherine are within driving distance.
Per night rates from:
Standard room - $309
Junior suite - $359

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant & pool.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $25 per person.
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: $10 per day.

Approx. 1.8km from the Convention Centre
DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade

DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade is the Symposium venue. This property is great for both business and leisure guests, offering excellent business and recreation facilities, beautiful ocean views, and a dedicated and friendly team.
Per night rates from:
Standard room - $300

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, pool & gym.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast $30 per person.
Wifi: Charges will apply.
PARKING: Complimentary.

Approx. 2.2km from the Convention Centre
H on Smith

H on Smith is a short distance to the Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin Convention Centre, The
Esplanade and Mitchell Street Darwin’s dining and nightlife hub. If you are traveling for business, you can
enjoy a comfortable work space in your spacious room, and enjoy the evening whilst relaxing by D Bar and
Restaurant.
Per night rates from:
Superior king room - $239

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, pool & gym.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast is available in the restaurant
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: Charges will apply.

Approx. 1.5km from the Convention Centre
H on Mitchell

Only a short drive the Convention centre, H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel is located in the centre of the business and entertainment precinct. This apartment hotel comprises of stylish rooms with the offering balconies, to rest, relax and soak in all that Darwin has to offer. H on Mitchell is within close proximity to the main tourist attractions such as Mindil Beach Markets (during the dry season only), local shops, supermarkets and many of the city’s most popular cafés and restaurants.
Per night rates from:
1 bedroom apartment - $230
Minimum 3 night stay

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, pool & gym.

BREAKFAST: Breakfast is available in the restaurant
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: Charges will apply.

Approx. 1.9km from the Convention Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

A 6 minute drive to the Convention centre and overlooking the famous Darwin Esplanade, this is a great spot. A short walk to all Darwin city has offer including the Deckchair Cinemas and Darwin Waterfront Lagoon. The Charles Darwin National Park is only eight kilometres away and the Travellers’ Walk can be reached in four minutes. Enjoy ocean views and our outdoor pool.
Per night rates from:
Guest room - $295 per night

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant & outdoor pool.

BREAKFAST: $30 per person
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: Complimentary.

Approx. 1.9km from the Convention Centre
Alatai Apartments

Alatai Holiday Apartments Darwin are a 5 minute drive to the Convention Centre. They offer affordable studio units as well as 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained apartments with Nepa Kitchen restaurant onsite. Alatai is also close to all city facilities, a few minutes downhill will take you to the golf course, tennis court, Botanical Gardens, and the Mindil Beach sunset markets.
Per night rates from:
Standard room - $300 per night
The Alatai Apartment block is a three storey building with stairs

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: Restaurant, pool & BBQ facilities.

BREAKFAST: Self-contained apartments
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: Complimentary.

Approx. 2km from the Convention Centre
Darwin Waterfront Apartments

Only a 5 minute walk to the Convention centre puts these apartments in a great location. Darwin Waterfront Short Stay Apartments offers a range of quality modern apartment accommodation. Enjoy waterfront dining, boutique shopping, the wave pool, and the saltwater lagoon. 
Per night rates from:
1 bedroom apartment - $411
2 bedroom apartment - $511.50
Minimum 3 night stay

HOTEL FEATURES & AMENITIES: 
Wave pool & saltwater lagoon.

BREAKFAST: Self-contained apartments and several cafes and restaurants in proximity
Wifi: Complimentary.
PARKING: 1 space per apartment

Approx. 500m from the Convention Centre


Student Accommodation

MOM Darwin YHA

A modern co-living and private accommodation provider in the heart of Darwin CBD. Offers a range of shared and private accommodation, all air-conditioned, with and without an en-suite and TV.
Per night rates from:
4 share mix - $30.50
Standard Double - $85

FEATURES & AMENITIES: 
2 pools, bar, sundeck, 24hr reception, free wifi, co-working space.

Approx. 1.3km from the Convention Centre
Youth Shack Darwin

Located in the centre of the tropical capital city of Darwin, Youth Shack Backpackers is the only choice if you want to experience the best of the Top End. Features include a poolside bar, sundeck, expansive kitchen/dining area, and a range of room types. All rooms have air-conditioning.
Per night rates from:
4 share mix - $33
Twin Ensuite - $95

FEATURES & AMENITIES: 
Poolside bar, tech room, kitchen, 24hr laundry, free wifi, 24hr reception.

Approx. 1.4km from the Convention Centre
The Cozy Hostel

Ideally set in the centre of Darwin, The Cozy Hostel - Motel features air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. This 3-star hostel offers a shared kitchen and a concierge service. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and a tour desk.
Per night rates from:
4 share mix - $30
Private Room - $60

FEATURES & AMENITIES: 
Shared bathrooms, shared kitchen,

Approx. 2km from the Convention Centre

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