Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure that your visit to Melbourne and experience at the ASBESTOS 2024 Conference is as enjoyable as possible, below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will hopefully provide you with all the information you need.

We encourage you to read through this before you attend. Please contact FAMANZ if you have any questions we haven’t answered.


The Rydges Melbourne has undercover parking at a rate of $50 per car per day.  Spaces are subject to availability.

Secure Parking has a number of car parking options within a short walking distance to the Rydges Melbourne at 186 Exhibition Street and offers an early bird rate when pre-booked via their website Secure Parking.

Smart casual

Semi formal

The Exhibition Hall will be locked at the end of each day.  The hotel accepts no responsibility for the security or safety of goods delivered to the venue.

The conference organisers and the Rydges Melbourne will endeavour to cater to all dietary requirements.  When registering for the conference, please ensure you note your dietary requirements on your profile.  An email can be sent to [email protected] for further information.

Free wi-fi will be available at the Rydges Melbourne.

The conference registration will be open at the start of the Welcome Drinks on Sunday 3 March from 5pm at the FAMANZ booth.  The booth will also be open on Monday 4 March from 8am.

Please speak with one of the Conference Team members at the FAMANZ booth.

Cancellations must be received in writing via email to Conference Team at [email protected]  Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have written confirmation from the Conference Team.  If you have not received an acknowledgment within two business days, please contact the Conference Team on 03 999 4234.

Cancellation terms:

  • Cancellations on and before 90 days prior will incur a $150 (ex GST) cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations on or before 60 day prior to the event will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations on or after 30 days prior to event will receive no refund?

Rydges Melbourne is offering attendees of the ASBESTOS 2024 a special rate for the conference duration.  Please click on the booking portal below to reserve your room.  All payments are to be made directly with the hotel.

Cancellation or amendments to accommodation at the Rydges Melbourne are to be made directly with on 03 9662 0511.  Please have your reference details.