2018 Australasia Bus Conference in Cairns, Australia
October 7 to 10

You have travelled to the Moving People Century 21 zone - the official conference page for the inaugural 2018 Australasia Bus Conference.

The 2018 Australasia Bus Conference will be hosted by the Bus Industry Confederation of Australia and the Bus and Coach Association New Zealand. We invite bus and coach businesses, governments, transport agencies and all who are interested in the movement of people, to attend this conference.

We will be posting information to this page regularly, so please make sure you travel back here for a visit soon!

We have secured some early accommodation blocks for conference attendees - see below and we will continue to add to these accommodation options in the coming months.

The registration fee to attend this conference retails at AUD$1,980 or NZ$1,980. To receive a great value discount of 50% off this retail rate, your company needs to be a Member of either the Bus Industry Confederation or a Member of the Bus and Coach Association New Zealand. Representatives from not for profit organisations, governments, transport agencies and academic institutions also receive the 50% discount.

Registration fee includes:

Partners and children are most welcome to attend.

Full details of the conference and registration options will be released early in 2018.


Conference Accommodation


The 2018 Australasia Bus Conference is being held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel, located in the city of Cairns in a quiet area. Easy stroll to Cairns famous boardwalk and award winning restaurants (fair to say that Pullman's own Coco's is also excellent dining!). The Pullman reflects the ambience and spirit of Far North Queensland and exudes the architectural style and grandeur of the city centre’s rich colonial past.

All conference accommodation includes special rates for our conference group and are valid for stays from 4 October 2018 to 13 October 2018.

If you want to keep on travelling outside of Cairns while you are in North Queensland, why not try these other great places:

Official Conference Accommodation Rates

Pullman Cairns International Hotel (location of conference plenary)

Address: 17 Abbott Street
Hotel Rating: 5 Stars (self rated)
Main Phone: +61 7 4031 1300
Reservations: +61 7 4050 2152 (quote "Australasia Conference")
Email: H8772-RE1@accor.com quoting "Australasia Conference"
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Parking: Self parking at $20 per vehicle per day.
Shuttle Services: TBC
Internet: TBC
Breakfast: Hot buffet at Coco's Restaurant at reduced rate of $22.00 per person per sitting

Rates: Available for stays from 4th October to 13th October

  • City Mountain View $209 per night
  • Harbour View $239 per night
  • Premium Harbour View $269 per night
  • Rollaway bed available for $55 per night

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns (directly opposite conference venue)

Address: 35/41 Wharf St

Hotel Rating: 5 Star Luxury Accommodation (Accredited)
Main Phone:+61 7 4030 8888
Reservations: +61 7 4030 8888 (quote "#1007ANB")
Email Reservations: groups@reefcasino.com.au quoting #1007ANB
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Parking: Free self parking
Internet: Free WiFi
Breakfast: Complimentary in the award winning Tamarind Restaurant
Other great inclusions for Free: mini bar items | daily newspaper | national phone calls | nightly drink in Bar36

Rates: Available for stays from 4th October to 13th October


  • Superior Room $310 per night
  • Deluxe Room $340 per night
  • Junior Suite $410 per night

Cairns Harbour Lights (5 min walk to Pullman)

Address: 1 Marlin Parade

Hotel Rating: 4 Star (self-rated)
Main Phone:+61 7 4057 0800
Reservations: +61 7 4030 8888 (quote "Australasia Conference")
Email Reservations: H8777@accor.com quoting "Australasia Conference"
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Parking: Undercover $12 per day per car
Internet: Free WiFi
Breakfast: Available at the Pullman for $29.50

Rates: Available for stays from 4th October to 13th October


  • Studio $215 per night
  • 1 Bedroom $285 per night
  • 2 Bedroom $425 per night

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