The Novotel St Kilda Hotel, the Conference Venue, is offering special conference rate from 24th – 27th September 2018 of $165.00 room only for a limited number of rooms. Bookings can be made directly to the hotel reservations team by quoting ASP2018. Delegates must book 45 days prior to the arrival date to receive this rate, after this time rates then revert to the best available and rooms become subject to availability. This rate is valid 3 days prior to the accommodation block. All rooms booked within this time will have a cancellation policy of up to 5 days prior to the event date without incurring a cancellation fee. Rooms cancelled without 5 days prior to the event will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Breakfast can be added on for an additional $20.00 per person.

Accommodation rates quoted are inclusive of 10% GST and rates are quoted in Australian Dollars ($AUD).

Please book your accommodation directly with Sally either via phone or email and quote ASP2018 at the time of booking.

Sally Octaviano, Reservations Supervisor Novotel St Kilda

Telephone +61 (0)3 9525 5522

Other accommodation options nearby include the following:

Rydges St Kilda, 35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Adina Apartment Hotel, 157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Quest St Kilda Bayside, 1 Eildon Road, St Kilda

Cosmopolitan Hotel St Kilda, 2-8 Carlisle Street St Kilda

The Prince, 2 Acland Street, St Kilda

Parents/carers and children room

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have sponsored the Parents/carers and children rooms for this conference. These rooms are separate from the lecture theatres where delegates will be able to watch and listen to the conference presentations live online. Please see the Conference registration desk for more details.

ASP Student Conference Travel Grant

The Australian Society for Parasitology offers all bona fide ASP student members the opportunity for part reimbursement of the costs of attending the Annual Meeting of the Society. The money available varies from year to year but usually covers between 50 and 75% of the Registration, Accommodation and Travel costs. The actual amount of reimbursement depends on the costs of the Meeting and the numbers of students applying. All student members of at least 3 months standing (i.e. applicants must have been a member of the ASP for at least 3 months prior to the commencement of the conference, in this case, prior to 24 June, 2018) may apply for this bursary provided they are enrolled at a recognised Australian University. Postgraduate students are eligible for up to 1 year after completion of their studies. Please note that ASP students receiving an income of approximately $40K will receive the full travel award amount with a sliding scale inversely related to income, means-tested to a max of approximately $80K.

To apply for a 2018 ASP Student Conference Travel Grant download the Guidelines ( Once you have read the guidelines to apply for the grant, please register for the conference and complete all the fields in the ASP Students Conference Travel Grants section. If you have already registered for the conference please log in to conftool and under the heading “As participant you have the following options:” select “Edit Your Participant Registration Details” and complete all the fields in the ASP Students Conference Travel Grants section.

To be eligible for a 2018 ASP Student Conference Travel Grant you must have a valid ASP Student membership by 24 June 2018 and meet all of the other criteria. Please apply online through your conference registration by the early bird deadline 21 May 2018.

Registration desk

Registration will open from 2pm on Monday 24 September 2018 at the Novotel St Kilda Hotel. Please direct all registration enquiries to:

Lisa Jones
Conference Coordinator
Phone: +61 (0)7 42321311

Special requests

Please indicate on the registration form or contact the Conference Coordinator if you have special dietary requirements or special requests.


There is no nominated airline for travel to the Conference.

The Novotel Melbourne St Kilda Hotel is located at 16 The Esplanade, ST KILDA, AUSTRALIA

Shuttle bus between Tullamarine Airport and St Kilda

SkyBus St Kilda Express operates seven days a week, 365 days of the year, with a weekday frequency of 30 minutes and a weekend frequency of 60 minutes. Alight at stop 3 Novotel St Kilda Outside Novotel on Alfred Square, St Kilda. Buy tickets online

You can reach the Novotel St Kilda Hotel by tram please catch the following trams and alight at these tram stops to access the hotel.


Travelling to Novotel St Kilda Hotel:

Airport MELBOURNE TULLAMARINE Distance from hotel 30km
Ferry SOUTHGATE Distance from hotel 6km
Ferry ST KILDA PIER Distance from hotel 2km
Helicopter CROWN Distance from hotel 8km
Train FLINDERS STREET Distance from hotel 5km
Train SPENCER STREET Distance from hotel 6km


There will be posters on display at the 2018 ASP Annual Conference.

Important information for delegates bringing a poster: Please remember that if you have been selected to bring a poster for display to the conference the poster should be portrait orientation to A0 size 841 x 1189 mm and please bring your own velcro to attach to the back of the poster. It’s very important that it is a portrait orientation, we have a very limited space because of the large number of posters and we will not be able to fit your posters on the boards if they are too large or printed as landscape orientation.

Oral Presentations, Contributed papers, Symposia and Plenary Lectures

Audiovisual aids for oral presentations will include computers and data projectors set up to support Powerpoint presentations only. We have 16:9 wide screens so AV recommend that all presentations/content be in either 16:9 (standard widescreen) or 4:3 (old standard). Speakers can email their presentation to prior to the conference or they can bring electronic copies of their presentation to the conference on a memory (USB) stick. Plenary lectures will be 45 minutes, including questions, Symposium lectures will be 30 minutes, including questions; Contributed papers will be either 15 minutes or 5 minutes, with questions taken at the end of all presentations for that session and Poster Presentations will be 2 minutes, one slide and no questions. All electronic copies of conference presentations held by the conference coordinator will be deleted following the completion of the session.

Student Volunteers

Student volunteers will help staff on the registration desk, assist conference speakers load their presentations and help with other conference activities. We have filled all of the student volunteer positions now for this conference.

Social Media and Slido

For social media posts please use #AuSP18

We will trial using Slido for some sessions at this conference. To participate; 

  • Open a browser on any laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Go to
  • Enter the event code #AuSP2018