The conference venue is the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Surfer’s Paradise).

For the convenience of staying on site at the conference venue, the Crowne Plaza Hotel offers discounted rates for conference delegates.

Conference Room Rates

Twin/double superior ocean room views from Wed 12th to Sat 15th

$170 per night including breakfast for one person per room

$190 for night including breakfast for two people per room

Note: Rooms and rates are subject to availability and once the standard room type is sold, charges apply for upgraded room types. All rates are inclusive of GST.

How to book

Bookings can be made direct with the hotel by phoning 07 5592 9956 during business hours or via email to

Ensure you inform the hotel you are attending the Australian Psychological Society event to obtain the discounted rates.

Nearby hotels and transport

Other hotel recommendations

The conference venue – Crowne Plaza Hotel – is situated in the heart of Gold Coast, between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach and so is surrounded by many options for accommodation.  The hotel is directly on the Gold Coast highway and only a 5-minute walk to the beach, making it within easy reach of local attractions.

There are plenty of other options for accommodation if you are not staying at the conference venue.

Mantra Wings apartment hotel, 0.5km ~ $156

Wyndham Surfers Paradise 1.4km ~$165

Q1 resort and Spa 1.5km ~$199

Sofitel Broadbeach  2.1km ~$230

Meriton Broadbeach 2.2km ~$199

Mantra Broadbeach on the park 2.2km ~$159

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast 2.5km ~$119

There are also several budget options available. Backpackers resorts and hostels are mainly located more in Surfers Paradise rather than Broadbeach and are a little further away, bit still close to all amenities with many offering free wifi. Examples include

Budds in Surfers Backpackers 3.5km ~ $29 for mixed dorm to $95 for a twin room with ensuite.

Backpackers in Paradise ~3km

Surfers Paradise YHA 5km ~$28


Getting up and down the coast is easy thanks to the tram (called the G-link). It is a single line that runs all the way from Broadbeach South (where many of the listed hotels are) all the way to Gold Coast Hospital. There is a tram stop directly by the Crown Plaza (Florida Gardens) and a few minutes’ ride will get you to notable attractions. The tram line is in the middle of the Gold Coast Highway, there are many buses that have routes along the highway too.

The easiest way to pay is with a “Go-card” . The card costs $10, which is refundable on surrender. A “tap on-tap off” system operates and the card ensures fares are approximately one third cheaper than standard ones. It can be used on the trams, all trains and buses and will certainly save you money. Anyone arriving into Brisbane or Gold Coast airport may want to get a Go card beforehand anyway as it is valid throughout many zones in Queensland, including airport trains.

Read more about the G-link here:

Go card zones here: