Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 2018October 7 - 11, 2018 Melbourne, Australia


Located in the heart of the Melbourne University Precinct and minutes away to central Melbourne, Rydges on Swanston is the perfect choice for business and leisure accommodation, functions, meeting and events.

Enjoy views across Lincoln Square Gardens and Melbourne CBD skyline while perfectly located to enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer. An ideal venue for Melbourne accommodation, your next conference or gala event and a superb wedding reception location in Melbourne, Rydges Swanston Melbourne is sure to delight.

Rydges on Swanston features 107 guest rooms, located in one of Melbourne’s best-known cosmopolitan districts, Carlton. The Melbourne accommodation is on the fringe of Melbourne CBD and makes Rydges on Swanston the perfect venue for business and leisure travellers. Whether you’re looking to take yourself away from the hustle and bustle of CBD Melbourne or have easy access to all the exciting attractions, our Melbourne accommodation allows you to do both.

All guest rooms at our Melbourne accommodation are non-smoking and include a business desk, complimentary Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TVs and access to gym. On-site covered parking is subject to availability for all visitors of our Melbourne accommodation.

Rydges is within walking distance to Melbourne University, RMIT, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Museum and the traditional Italian eateries of Lygon Street. Not to be surpassed, Rydges on Swanston offers Blues Bar & Grill, an iconic trendy Melbourne bar with a steak and seafood grill. Enjoy a cocktail in the red lounge or relax on a summer evening and watch the passing parade from the Al Fresco terrace.

Terms and Conditions

Sharing rooms - Sharing rooms does not result in any increase in tariff and is an effective means of reducing the cost of attending the meeting. Please indicate on your registration the room style you require and the name of other delegate with whom you wish to share.

Extending your stay - The hotels will offer the conference rate to delegates arriving early or staying on after the conference. Simply indicate your arrival and departure dates on your application. Changes to your booking - should always be done through the conference secretariat, NOT the hotel itself.

Check-in times - Rooms are not guaranteed available until 2:00 pm on the day of check-in though can be made available earlier in the day at the discretion of the hotel itself. If you wish to ensure an early check-in, you should reserve the room for the previous night.

Cancellations - Cancellation policies apply to each hotel and usually apply when cancellations are made within 30 days of arrival. Rooms cancelled within 30 days of the conference will generally be charged the full price of the total accommodation booked. Please contact the secretariat if you wish to cancel your stay and would like to know the cancellation policy.

Security deposit upon check in - Credit card details will be requested from all guests on arrival. The deposit is to cover any miscellaneous charges.

During the Registration process, an icon of an envelope indicates there is no availability for accommodation at that hotel for that date. Please email ASN Events if you have any queries regarding accommodation.

Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

Rydges on Swanston, on the fringe of Melbourne CBD, offers contemporary accommodation and delightful amenities to enhance your stay. Our Melbourne hotel, moments from Melbourne University and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, features on-site parking, FREE WI-FI, and onsite Restaurant and Bar.

Located in lively Carlton and in the heart of the University of Melbourne Precinct, Rydges on Swanston Melbourne is surrounded by local attractions and within walking distance of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Museum and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Business and leisure guests will delight in the easy access to Melbourne CBD and the surrounding nightlife, restaurants, and cafes of famous Lygon Street.

Rydges on Swanston takes guests away from the hustle and bustle with thoughtful amenities to compliment your stay.Take advantage of access to Fitness centre, 24-hour reception, on-site parking, laundry service, and business centre. Host successful meetings and events, or sophisticated weddings, in our flexible conference rooms, catering for up to 500 people, with views over the adjacent park and Melbourne city skyline. Indulge in our signature restaurant and bar, serving Australian classics and tapas-style delights.

Our Melbourne rooms and suites at Rydges on Swanston feature individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room workstation, FREE WI-FI, flat-screen LCD TV, mini bar, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, and tea & coffee making facilities. Executive and Superior rooms have been refurbished with European-style bathrooms and rain showers or try our Queen Spa Suite with indulgent two-person spa!