InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

495 Collins St
Melbourne, 3000

Book accommodation

On the home page of this website there is a link to Register for conference, this will take you to a page that outlines prices of all the packages available.

The Trade Exhibition

The Trade Exhibition will take place 11:45am to 3:00pm on Sunday 18 June.

Free entry to the Trade Exhibition is available to additional staff from ABA member bookshops however they will need to register via the conference website.


Exhibitors will appear on our Exhibitors page as they register to attend the Trade Exhibition.

The ABA Conference is attended by 250 – 300 people each year and these delegates are a mix of chain, independent, library, educational, and university booksellers as well as publishers, librarians, suppliers and industry specialists.

Pens, notepads and water will be supplied by the venue. 

Dress codes are always tricky to put into words but we think that ‘after 5’ is the best way to put it – whatever you would wear to a nice dinner out with friends!

Yes you can. Please fill out the Gala Dinner registration form online. You can book multiple tickets to the gala dinner on a single form.

No it is not. The Australian Book Industry Awards are hosted by the APA (Australian Publishers Association). For more information about the ABIA’s please visit their website:

Conference Venue: 
InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, 495 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

For details on getting there and away please see our Getting there and Away page


Accommodation bookings are handled directly by the Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto.  Please contact Michelle Long for any changes or updates to your accommodation bookings.

Michelle Long, Events & Groups Coordinator, +61 3 8627 1463 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Helen Papadimitriou
ABA Conference and Trade Exhibition Coordinator
phone: +61 (3) 9859 7322 
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