41st Australian Music Therapy Association National Conference

The 41st Australian Music Therapy Association National Conference is currently open for online registration. Please read the registration information carefully before beginning.

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Registration fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). Early bird registration closes 15 July 2016.

Early bird registration Before 16 July 2016Standard registration After 15 July 2016
Member Full Registration$530$820
Non Member Full Registration$600$880
Member Student Full Registration$360$500
Non Member Student Full Registration$470$560
Member 1 Day Registration-$360
Non Member 1 Day Registration -$450
Student 1 Day Registration-$275
PDS Registration (RMTs only)$215$315


Full Registration

  • Entry to all sessions during the Conference
  • Daily catering including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Ticket to the Conference Party (16 September 2016)

Day Registration

  • Entry to all Conference sessions on the day of your registration
  • Day catering including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

*Additional tickets to the Conference Party can be purchased separately for $70 each.

PDS Registration

  • Please note that only Registered Music Therapists are able to attend the PDS.

Payment Deadlines

Registrations received by 15 July 2016 must be paid in full by 15 July 2016 in order to receive the early bird registration rate.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Deadline: 22 July 2016

Cancellations must be made in writing to the conference secretariat. Cancellations received prior to 22 July 2016 will receive a full refund minus a $150 administration fee. Cancellations received after 22 July 2016 will not be refunded. Substitute delegates will be accepted.


Accommodation has been reserved for delegates and their guests at highly competitive rates. You are encouraged to secure your accommodation through the Conference Secretariat to ensure that you receive the negotiated competitive rates. Accommodation can be booked via the online registration form or by contacting the Conference Secretariat.

Rydges Melbourne

186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
(03) 9662 0511

Queen Deluxe Room (including 1 buffet breakfast) $220

Rates quoted are

  • Per room per night
  • In Australian Dollars and inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Subject to availability
  • Based on single or double occupancy

Booking information


Accommodation will not be confirmed until a deposit of one night's tariff is received by credit card or full payment by electronic funds transfer or cheque is made. This deposit will be forwarded to your hotel and will be credited to your room account. Delegates must settle the balance of their account with the hotel concerned upon check out. If accommodation deposits are not received by Friday 22 July 2016 your room will be released back to the hotel. The Conference Secretariat does not take responsibility for accommodation if deposits are not received by this date.

Deadline for accommodation bookings

The Conference Secretariat must return all unsold rooms to the hotels/apartments on Friday 22 July 2016, therefore accommodation bookings after this date cannot be guaranteed. The rates quoted are only valid for bookings made by Friday 22 July 2016.


No accommodation deposits will be refunded after Friday 22 July 2016.

Participants who confirm an accommodation booking with a credit card and who cancel after Friday 22 July 2016 or participants, who fail to arrive on the specified date, will be charged for the entire cost of their accommodation.

Late bookings

Late bookings can be made through the Conference Secretariat after Friday 22 July 2016 but are subject to availability, and credit card details are required to secure the reservation.

Early arrival

As check in is at 1400 at most hotels, your room may not be ready for immediate occupation if you arrive early. Whilst hotels will do everything possible to accommodate early arrivals, if you wish to be guaranteed immediate occupation you can pay an extra day's tariff for the night before you are due to arrive. If you wish to take this precaution, please advise the Conference Secretariat on the registration form so that we can notify the hotel.

Late arrival

Please indicate if you will arrive at your hotel after 1800 on the day of check in. Failure to do so might result in your booking being cancelled and your room given to someone else.

Change of booking

Any change in booking must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat and not directly to the hotel. Please note charges may apply after Friday 22 July 2016.

Please direct all registration enquiries to:

AMTA 2016 Conference Secretariat
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001 Australia
Telephone: +61 (0) 2 9254 5000
Facsimile: +61 (0) 2 9251 3552
Email: registration@ausmta2016.com.au