ACERE 2023 Accommodation Options

We recommend staying in the City, South Bank or Toowong areas of Brisbane. They are convenient to the University of Queensland St Lucia campus and offer local dining and transport options.


City accommodation recommendations:

Transport from City:

  • Public transport: CityCat Ferry from North Quay to UQ Lakes, Bus 66, 411 or 412 from King George Square to University of Queensland
    • Travel time approx. 25-40mins
    • Cost: $3.45
  • Taxi or Uber
    • Travel time approx. 14mins
    • Cost: $25-$35


South Bank is the cultural heart of Brisbane with a wide range of accommodation, dining, entertainment, and transport options. 

Southbank accommodation recommendations:

  • Emporium Southbank
  • Rydges Southbank
  • Mantra Southbank

Transport from Southbank:

  • Public transport: CityCat Ferry from Southbank to UQ Lakes, Bus 66 from Southbank to University of Queensland.
    • Travel time approx. 12mins
    • Cost: $3.45
  • Taxi or Uber:
    • Travel time approx. 10mins
    • Cost: $25-$35

Note: The University of Queensland ferry terminal is not currently operational and is not expected to be working by the time of the conference.


Toowong is an inner-city suburb of Brisbane that is close to the University of Queensland.

Toowong accommodation recommendations:

  • Jephson Hotel
  • Toowong Inn & Suites
  • Benson Court Motel (budget option)

Transport from Toowong:

  • Public transport: CityCat Ferry from Regatta to UQ Lakes and multiple bus options from Toowong to University of Queensland.
    • Travel time approx. 8mins
    • Cost: $3.45
  • Taxi or Uber:
    • Travel time approx. 4mins
    • Cost: $10-$20

Important Dates


Abstract submission: 

15 July to 30 September 2023

Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2023

Full Paper submission: 15 November 2023

Final Paper Acceptance Notification: 15 December 2023

Early Bird Registration: 15 December 2023 to 31 December 2023

Late Registration: 1 January 2024 to 15 January 2024

Conference Dates: 5-9 February 2024

PDWs, Educators’ Forum, Industry Forums, and Doctoral Consortium Dates and Deadlines will be updates as soon as they are confirmed.


As a first-time participant and a new doctoral student just 6 months in, the conference has been extremely useful for me in terms of my own personal learning and in meeting new, liked-minded individuals. I would definitely encourage more of my friends to apply the conference in the future.

Participant in 2023 Edition of ACERE