Continuum 7 will be held at ether, located at lower level, 285 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. If you were at Continuum 5 or 6, you’ll remember the venue. Quiet, relaxed and modern, the convention centre is only a five minute walk from the State Library, Queen Victoria retail precinct (‘QV‘), Bourke Street Shopping Mall and Melbourne’s Chinatown restaurants. Melbourne Central, with its shops and city loop train station, is just a block away. Catch a tram down Swanston Street to visit Federation Square and take a stroll along Southbank on the river.

For further information about ether and its facilities, please visit the official website.

ether is a wheelchair accessible venue.  As the lift is mainly for staff use, they do ask that a staff member accompany you, but all staff are friendly and accommodating so it becomes no problem at all.


A special room rate will be available for convention members at either the 4.5 star Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure or the 3.5 star Mercure Hotel Welcome. Both hotels are in the same complex above the convention venue.  If convention members ring and quote “Continuum Foundation” they will receive a 10% discount. This discount is not available online. Room rates currently range between $119-$159 for the weekend of our convention at the Mercure Welcome, and their phone number is 1300 654 966. At the Swanston Grand, rates are between $169-$209, and you can contact them on 1300 650 315.

The Mercure Hotel Welcome is fully wheelchair accessible, with two accessible rooms per floor.  Contact them for further enquiries.

We do understand that accommodation at the above hotels may not be appropriate for all our members due to financial or other constraints.

With this in mind, Continuum can recommend the following as possible sources of alternative accommodation:

  • Travellerspoint: A listing of budget accommodation within Melbourne, including backpackers, motels and B&Bs.
  • A listing of special offers at various hotels, motels and B&Bs, often with “last minute” deals.

Please note, these links are provided for information purposes only. Continuum has not entered into special arrangements with any of the above.