Please book your own accommodation.

On-site accommodation can be booked directly with the conference venue, the Cairns Colonial Club resort. Current prices start at AU$140 per night including breakfast. Contact the Groups Department  OR telephone +617 4053 8849. Use “ISDDE Conference” as the reference to make the bookings at the special conference rate. The contact person is Veronica.

The resort’s website is:

Cairns also has a wide variety of other accommodation.


Participants staying at Cairns Colonial Club can arrange complimentary airport transfers when booking accommodation.

Private car or taxi is the best option for daily transport from the city centre to the conference venue


We expect that most participants will see the beautiful areas surrounding Cairns prior to or after the conference. The Cairns Colonial Club can assist with arrangements, if desired: TEL: +61 7 4053 8856; email: 

Click here for further details of tours bookable via the Colonial Club.