Room rental in Brisbane or the Gold Coast
June 25, 2019 7:21 AM   Subscribe

My academic organization is holding its annual conference in the Gold Coast at a hotel conference center. A smaller group runs a preconference for about 30 people, typically off-site in a library or other community rental space with wifi, tables, etc. Any suggestions for places to start looking?

None of us are Australia savvy, so suggestions would be welcome.

The conference itself is on the Gold Coast but we've been informed that Brisbane is an option. Personally I know that *some* people (uh hem, me) prefer to stay in closer proximity to the conference venue (settle into hotel, don't have to worry as much about transit).

In past years libraries, universities, not-super-religious churches (Friends, Unitarian), and youth community centers have been used.
posted by k8t to Travel & Transportation around Gold Coast, Australia (5 answers total)
Response by poster: Looks like the official conference site is the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC).
posted by k8t at 7:22 AM on June 25, 2019

Brisbane is about 90km away (over 1 hour driving each way.)
posted by blob at 12:22 PM on June 25, 2019

Try Griffith Uni. Direct tram line from the convention centre. They may have spaces you can book. Also, the Star (Casino but also events). Sharks Leagues Club near Griffith (walking distance from tram) might have spaces, or the Mantra Hotel on site.
posted by b33j at 2:34 PM on June 25, 2019 [2 favorites]

Oh also the Crowne, close to the convention centre.
posted by b33j at 2:34 PM on June 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

The Broadbeach Library is walkable (10-15 mins) from the convention centre. (Closed on Sundays though!)
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were at 6:31 PM on June 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

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