ALTA 2024 will be held on Australian National University’s stunning Acton campus in central Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples.

Our conference venue is the award-winning Birch Building, which has been recently re-designed from the ground up, boasting state of the art collaborative innovation and tutorial facilities and a full commercial kitchen.


Getting to Canberra

By air

Canberra is well serviced by domestic flights internal to Australia via Canberra Airport (CBR), however if you are flying to Australia internationally you will need to get a connecting flight from Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE) or Perth (PER).

Canberra airport is a $AUD 25-30 taxi ride from ANU, and is also serviced by Bus Route Rapid 3 to the City Interchange, however you will need a MyWay public transport card to take the bus.

By rail

A rail service between Sydney Central travels to Canberra Railway Station. Canberra Railway Station is a 15 minute drive from the ANU Acton Campus.

By road

Canberra is a 7-8 hour drive from Melbourne, and approximately 4-5 hours from Sydney. Please check with your accommodation provider for car parking specifics.


Canberra boasts a wide range of accommodation providers for every budget.

Accommodation on the ANU Campus

University House

The Australian National University, cnr Balmain Crescent & Liversidge Street, Acton, Canberra
Telephone +61 2 6125 5211

Liversidge Court Apartments

The Australian National University, Brian Lewis Crescent, Acton, Canberra
Telephone: +61 2 6125 1100

Accommodation near the ANU Campus

15 Edinburgh Avenue, New Acton, Canberra
Telephone +61 2 6175 2222

Ovolo Nishi

Nishi, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, New Acton, Canberra
Telephone +61 2 6287 6287

QT Canberra

1 London Circuit, Canberra
Telephone: +61 2 6247 6244

Other accommodation options in Canberra

The Visit Canberra website can provide you with many other accommodation suggestions or tips and assistance so you get the most out of your stay in Canberra.