Accommodation for the AFSS-NZFSS Joint Conference 2019 is available for check in on Sunday, 1 December and check out on Thursday, 4 December.

If you need additional accommodation on other nights, please contact for assistance.


Waurn Ponds Estate

$205 per night


Professional accommodation at the Waurn Ponds Estate. The standard room can be requested to have a king size bed or two single beds on request, a modern ensuite, desk, tea and coffee making facilities with either pool, garden or Estate views. The Standard Room Plus is slightly larger than the Standard Room.

This rate also includes breakfast for one person.

More information about Waurn Ponds Estate can be found here.

Deakin University Student Residences

$57 per night

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Set on the picturesque, quiet grounds of Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin Residential Services is ideally located a short distance from the Geelong CBD, local shopping outlets, Mt Duneed Estate, Torquay beaches and the start of the Great Ocean Road. Whether travelling for business or leisure, we offer a range of accommodation options, facilities and services. Accompanied by our attentive and professional reception staff who are available 24/7, you can rest assured that we will do all we can to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.


Shared units varying in size, accommodating up to 300 guests.  Units are spacious and fully furnished and include a separate lounge and dining area, full kitchen, multiple bathrooms and on-site laundry facilities. Rooms are private and contain a single bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and bed-side table.


  • Free WI-FI

  • Single bedding set with linen, towels and bathmats.

  • Televisions

  • Heating

  • Kitchens fitted with all necessary items required for cooking, full size fridges, microwaves, toasters and ovens with cooktops

  • Tea and coffee facilities

  • Self-service laundry facilities

  • Use of our recreation room, which includes Foxtel, billiard and table tennis tables

  • Basketball and tennis courts with equipment available to hire at reception

  • Use of our BBQ and picnic areas

  • Access to scenic walking paths and a running track

  • 24/7 security and staff support

For a virtual tour of the Student Residences, click here.

Accommodation will be available to book during your registration process.