The 2013 AABC Convention is being held at the Rydges Lakeside Canberra, 1 London Circuit, ACT 2600, right in the city centre and on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The Canberra CBD location, spectacular views, outstanding accommodation and exemplary service ensure that guests are treated to a memorable stay in the Nation’s Capital.
The hotel is 10 minutes west of the airport with taxi fares approximately $20-$25. Or you can catch the Airport Express shuttle bus which cost $10 each way, and drops off at West Row in the city, a 5-10 minute walk to Rydges Lakeside Canberra.
If travelling South by car along Northbourne Ave, turn right at London Circuit and the hotel is on your right at the second set of traffic lights. Car parking is available at the Hotel for $12.00 per day (subject to availability). However, there is also paid parking opposite the front of the hotel from Monday - Friday. This parking is free on weekends. Turn left at the first set of lights on London Circuit after turning right off Northbourne Avenue.
The organising committee has organised a discounted room rate of $175 for the convention. A block booking has been made and rooms will be held until 18 March2013.
Please book your accommodation by contacting Rydges Lakeside Canberra directly on 02 6247 6244 or email
You will need to quote the block code
The Locanda Steakhouse, located on the ground floor, offers full buffet breakfasts from 6.30am – 10am, and is also open for lunch and dinner service 7 days a week. Room service is 24 hours, with limited menu after 10pm.
Convention facilities are located on the 1st floor of the hotel, with the plenary sessions being held in Lake Superior Room, and the exhibition and sales areas located in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron rooms. The latter will also be used for workshops on Monday.
The Welcome Reception will be held in Skylines, the 15th floor function venue which has fabulous views across Lake Burley Griffin and the glittering lights of Canberra City. The Convention Dinner will be held in the Eureka Ballroom on the ground floor.