Travel & Accommodation

Visa Information

Unless you are an Australian citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders, regardless of age, must apply for a visa before leaving home. Please visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for more information about visa types and application guidelines. 

Getting to Canberra

Canberra is about 3 hours drive from Sydney and an easy one day drive from Melbourne. There are plenty of places to stop along the way too.


Greyhound Australia operate coach services to Canberra from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Murrays Coaches have hourly bus services departing from Sydney and takes 3 hours and a half to arrive Canberra.


Transport NSW operates daily train services from Sydney to Canberra. It takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes.

V/Line also operates daily train services from Melbourne to Canberra.

Flying to Canberra

A limited number of international airlines fly directly to Canberra. There are excellent connections via Sydney or Melbourne airports. 

Domestic flights to Canberra operate from most major cities in Australia. 

Qantas Airlines and Virgin Australia Airlines offer air services to Canberra from all major Australian capital cities.


Novotel Canberra

Special rates have been negotiates at Novotel Canberra for MCO 2023 attendees.

The room rate is $209 per night, room only.

The hotel is centrally located in the Canberra Business District and a short walk from ANU. Parking is available for $27 per day. Indoor leisure facilities include a heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium.

Breakfast is available at the hotel’s restaurant for $22 per person.

You can book your accommodation when you register to attend MCO 2023

Judith Wright Court Apartments at Australian National University

Stay on campus at ANU in 1 or 2 Bedroom Apartments at Judith Wright Court Apartments.

Please email to book. (You will need to advise that you are attending the MCO Conference when you make your reservation).

The room rate is $110 per night for a 1 bedroom apartment, and $152 per night for a 2 bedroom apartment. Minimum 2 night stay applies.