Preferred Accommodation 

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns



Interiors photography of the Shangri-La Cairns Horizon Rooms, 2 April 2015.pool

Pierpoint Road, Cairns QLD – NDNC2017 Conference Venue.

We have been able to obtain a group rate and bookings are now open. Accommodation bookings are available by clicking on the below link:

Shangri-La Hotel Booking

Alternatively, guests can make their bookings directly on the hotel website using the Group Code:

1) Go to the Shangri-La website –
2) Select the appropriate check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, adults and children.
3) Under the “Special Rate” area, select “Group Code” and enter the Group Code RMI280517
4) Click the Check Availability button to continue.
5) Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking.


Alternative Recomended Accommodation – Hotels

Mantra Trilogy


101-105 Esplanade, Cairns QLD

700m to conference location, 8 min walk.

Please use code ‘NDNC17’ when booking.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort


122 Lake Street Cairns, Cairns QLD

1000m to conference location, 13 min walk.

Please use code ‘NDNC17’ when booking.


Ibis Style Cairns


15 Florence Street, Cairns QLD

1200m to conference location, 15 min walk.

Please use code ‘NDNC17’ when booking.



Alternative Accommodation – Hostels

A variety of budget accomdations is available within a short walking distance from the Shangri-La. Check or for details


Like many other countries, you must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.  PLEASE NOTE: This information is a guide only. It is the responsibility of the individual traveller to make sure they are applying for the correct visa.

European Union (EU) passport holders, and some other European passport holders, are eligible to apply individually online for an eVisitor visa to travel to and enter Australia. For a conference event, the most appropriate visa is the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa. Applications for eVisitor visas are free. Passport holders from the following countries can apply for an eVisitor visa online:

Passport holders from a number of countries are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to travel to and enter Australia. For a conference event, the most appropriate ETA is the ETA (Subclass 601). There is no visa application charge for ETA applications lodged online but a service fee of AUD20 is charged for use of the ETA website.  Passport holders from the following countries may apply for an ETA online:

  • Brunei – Darussalam
  • Malaysia
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region) *
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • United States of America

* A Hong Kong Document of Identity (HKDI) cannot be used to apply for an ETA. Residents of Hong Kong require a citizen passport to apply for this visa.

Each family member travelling with you to Australia will need a separate ETA. This includes any children younger than 18 years of age who are included on your passport.



For countries not listed in [1] and [2] above, this visa lets you visit Australia for conference purposes for up to three, six or 12 months. The base application charge for this visa ranges from AUD$130 to AUD$335. If you are outside Australia only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online.  If you cannot apply online, you may lodge a paper application. If you are not eligible to make an online application you should submit a paper application for the Visitor visa (subclass 600), which can be lodged at your nearest Australian Immigration office.