Melbourne has a superb range of accommodation to suit all budgets, tastes and delegates’ needs. Most of Melbourne’s city hotels are within walking distance of MCEC, meaning delegates can navigate their way to and from the venue. Suppose walking is not you’re your preferred mode of transport. In that case, tram travel in the city of Melbourne is free, where most hotels, restaurants, bars and entertainment are located. Delegates can quickly get to the Congress venue and move easily around the city.

The IUCr 2023 team have secured a range of accommodation from shared apartments to single premier rooms, all in the vicinity of the venue and first-class facilities for your consideration.

Already registered?

Please contact our Accommodation Coordinator directly who will assist you with the booking.


Student Facilities

Melbourne has numerous student lodgings and we recommend you explore them based on your preferred setting.  We have suggested two that are close to the venue, transport and shopping. If you are interested in these facilities, please contact directly.

Melbourne Central YHA
Melbourne City Backpackers

Inner city trams are free of charge for travel within the Central Business District.

Disclaimer: The Congress Secretariat are not responsible for rooms booked directly with any of the aforementioned venues.

Please note:

  • A deposit of one night only is required to secure your booking
  • Bookings are subject to availability
  • Breakfast is NOT included unless otherwise stated
  • The rates listed are shown per night per room and for the full stay
  • The rates are in Australian Dollars (AUD), inclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is payable to the hotel chosen. There are no other additional charges to the hotel booking other than a credit card surcharge if paying by

Important – Be aware of scams

If you receive an email from anyone other than the IUCr 2023 Secretariat offering to book your accommodation for the IUCr 2023 Congress, please block this sender as it is spam.

The IUCr 2023 Secretariat will only send you emails from the domain names;,

If you have any concerns with emails you have received and require clarification, please contact us at


Accommodation will not be confirmed until payment of the first night is received by Credit Card or full pre-payment is received by Cheque or Electronic Funds Transfer. Your payment will be forwarded to your hotel and credited to your room account. Delegates must settle their account balance with the hotel concerned upon check-in/out, depending on the hotel’s policy. If accommodation deposits are not received before 22 July 2023, your room will be cancelled and released back to the hotel. The IUCr 2023 Secretariat does not take responsibility for accommodation if payment is not received by this date.



Participants who confirm an accommodation booking with a credit card or full pre-payment and wish to cancel on or after 22 July 2023 are liable for the total cost of their accommodation nights cancelled.

To cancel your reservation, please contact The IUCr 2023 Secretariat at; name changes to a reservation can be made at no charge.

Change of Booking

Any change in booking must be made in writing to The IUCr 2023 Secretariat and NOT directly to the hotel before 22 July 2023. Any changes received after 22 July 2023 will be at the hotel’s discretion and based on availability.

Early Arrival

As check-in at most hotels is not until 14:00, it is possible that your room may not be ready for immediate occupation on your early arrival. Whilst hotels will do everything possible to accommodate early arrivals. If you wish to be guaranteed immediate occupation, you can pay an extra day’s tariff for the night before you are due to arrive. If you want to take this precaution, please advise the IUCr 2023 Secretariat on the registration form so we can notify the hotel that your room is required early.

Late Arrival

Please indicate if you will arrive at your hotel after 18:00. Failure to do so might result in your room being released.


Please direct all accommodation enquiries to:

IUCr 2023 Secretariat