Our National Conference 2017 will take place at the 5-star Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins St, Melbourne
T +61 3 9653 0000 

Our popular Conference Dinner (Wednesday 9 August) takes place at the waterfront location Peninsula (Shed 14 - Central Pier), Docklands. 

Inspired by London’s Tate Modern Museum, the space features 9 metre high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and the longest chandelier in the Southern Hemisphere.

Guests will enjoy pre-dinner drinks from the outdoor deck area followed by a sit-down three course dinner in the magnificent atmosphere of this iconic harbourside venue. 

Our networking Welcome Reception (Tuesday 8 August) takes place in the stunning Rose Garden at the Garden State Hotel on Flinders St, just around the corner from the conference venue. 

Catch up with colleagues and meet new industry contacts informally before the conference kicks off, with drinks and canapés served throughout. 



ARITA delegates are able to enjoy reduced rates of $260 per night (incl. GST) at the conference venue, the 5-star Sofitel Melbourne on Collins for 8-9 August.

The rate is for a Classic room with city views (King or Twin) with discounted breakfast rates on offer of $25 per person (reduced from $45) - to be requested on arrival at check in, not online. 

For guests wanting to extend their stay beyond the conference dates, the rate is subject to availability. 

Guests who wish to upgrade their room should contact Reservations directly quoting ARITA to book.

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The Sofitel is only 35 minutes' drive from the airport. It is around the corner from Parliament Station and only 10 minutes' walk from Flinders St. Station. There are plenty of transport options including buses, trains and the free CBD tram: View transport information

If you are flying into Melbourne, contact Flight Centre Business Travel for the best available deals - mentioning that you are attending the ARITA National Conference: Aleece Longbottom: T +61 2 8669 9200.

Our National Conference 2017 venues


Thanks to our sponsors:


IMF Bentham


Willis Towers Watson


Silver (Welcome Reception)





Interested in sponsorship?

Download the National Conference Prospectus or contact Silja Schoppmann at or
(02) 8004 4349.