Full Registrations


Early Bird registrations have been extended to 14 June.

Full registrations include tickets to the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner

  Early Bird Regular
ICNIRS Member $1250 AUD $1400 AUD
Resident of Developing Country $950 AUD $1050 AUD
Full-time Student $800 AUD $950 AUD
Non-Member $1400 AUD $1550 AUD

fNIRS 2 Day Meeting - NIRStralia Symposium

For members of the Functional NIR 2 Day Meeting being held on Tuesday 17th September and Wednesday 18th September.  These sessions will occur at the same time as the NIR Conference Program.  Further information on the program will be available in the coming months.


sFNIRS  - 2 Day Meeting $550 AUD
sFNIRS - Student 2 Day Meeting $350 AUD
sFNIRS Member Full Conference (including ICNIRS meeting) $1400 AUD


Definitions of Registration Criteria


Financial members of ICNIRS for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021 are eligible to register at the Member rate. You can apply for or renew your ICNIRS membership here.

fNIRS Member

Financial members of fNIRS are eligible to register at the Member rate for the two-day satellite meeting. Attendance at the full conference will require full registration. You can apply for or renew your fNIRS membership here.


The Student conference registration rate and any Student Travel Awards (ICNIRS John Shenk Travel Award and NIR2019 Student Registration Waiver Award) are restricted to full-time students registered at a recognised degree-granting institution. Part-time students will not be eligible for Student registration or Student Travel Awards.

To be eligible for the Student conference registration rate and Student Travel Awards, proof of full-time enrolment is required by submitting a photo of your Student ID (both sides) or a transcript from your institution’s central administration.

Developing Country Resident

To qualify for the discounted rate for a Developing Country Resident you must be a full resident or citizen of one of the countries listed on the following document.  To view the document please click on the below button.  Proof may be required with a scanned copy of your passport.

Developing Countries List



ICNIRS John Shenk Travel Grant

This travel assistance grant is administered by the ICNIRS directly. Applications and criteria for the travel grant will open in the ICNIRS website shortly after registrations open on NIR2019. This award provides partial assistance and is awarded at the discretion of ICNIRS.

NIR2019 Registration Waiver Award

Conference organisers of NIR2019 will make available a limited number of full or half registration waiver awards to applicants on a competitive basis that meets the criteria below. The award will not cover costs for travel, accommodation or Wednesday afternoon social activities.

Selection criteria:

1. Full-time student and/or ordinary delegate from the OECD-defined developing/emerging countries list
2. Must submit an extended abstract and be accepted to present an oral or poster at the conference
3.. Write a short paragraph (100-150 words) explaining why you would like to attend ICNIRS Conference and that you will be able to fund the travel, accommodation and visa expenses to come to the Gold Coast.  Email this to nir2019@yrd.com.au
4. John Shenk Travel Grant awardees will be eligible for consideration
5. The decision will be made by the grant committee

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre


  • Modern conferencing and exhibition facility
  • First convention centre worldwide to be awarded Gold status for EarthCheck
  • 1,200 hotel beds within 1 km of venue.
  • Restaurants and cafés close at hand

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Exuding modern energy and chic character, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach brings an entirely unique and refreshing approach to the 5-star luxury hotel experience. Rich with French luxury that defines Sofitel, the hotel captures the essence of the Gold Coast in a one-of-a-kind urban retreat. Located in between the gorgeous stretch of coastline and vibrant street scenes, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach is effortlessly relaxed, the perfect contrast to the lively rhythms of Broadbeach.

Prices starting from $230/night (single or twin share)

The Star Gold Coast

Connected to the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) by a purpose-built covered walkway, The Star Gold Coast is a mere 3-minute walk from your hotel room to your conference day. Choose the room that’s right for you from our 596 superbly appointed guest rooms in The Star Grand. We also have all the facilities to help you unwind from a big day at the conference, including a resort-style pool, gymnasium and day spa. Our brand new buffet restaurant Harvest is conveniently located next to the walkway to GCCEC, so you can grab breakfast on your way. The Star Gold Coast has everything under one roof, including numerous bars and restaurants, and is the hotel you must stay in when in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

Prices starting from $249/night (single or twin share).  Breakfast can be added for an additional $20pp (normally $34.90pp)

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Towering over one of Australia’s favourite stretches of coastline, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise hotel is perfectly nestled between the Surfers Paradise entertainment strip and Broadbeach’s chilled local shopping and dining scene.

Start your day waking to the sound of the surf in one of our many rooms.Each offering gorgeous perspectives of the Gold Coast from the stunning Surfers Paradise coastline to the picturesque views of the Gold Coast hinterland. Take the pleasure of having breakfast on your own private balcony overlooking the beach followed by a refreshing dip in the ocean, only a short stroll away from the hotel.

Prices starting from $179/night (single or twin share)

Mantra Broadbeach on the Park

Situated on Victoria Park in the chic Broadbeach area, Mantra Broadbeach on the Park offers guests comfort and style in a premium location. Boasting 60 spacious apartments all with balconies and indulgent spa bath's Mantra Broadbeach on the Park is a must in Broadbeach accommodation.

Ensuring a relaxed stay, Broadbeach on the Park provides a variety of facilities and services for all guests including heated pool, spa, sauna, gym and conferencing facilities. Located on the ground floor of the hotel is a selection of some of the finest and most sophisticated restaurants on the Gold Coast.

1 Bedroom Apartment (2 people) - $176.00 AUD / Night SOLD OUT
2 Bedroom Apartment (4 people) - $232.00 AUD / Night
3 Bedroom Apartment (6 people) - $320.00 AUD / Night

Please note rates are based on a 4 night minimum stay

Breakfree Diamond Beach

Enjoy great value Broadbeach accommodation at BreakFree Diamond Beach. Fully self-contained apartments are ideally organised with everything you need for your Gold Coast holiday. All apartments feature full kitchen facilities, private balcony, and TV with cable television.

1 Bedroom Apartment (2 people) - $136.00 AUD / Night
2 Bedroom Apartment (4 people) - $178.00 AUD / Night
2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment (4 people) - $204.00 AUD / Night
3 Bedroom Apartment (6 people) - $229.00 AUD / Night

Please note rates are based on a 4 night minimum stay

Peppers Broadbeach

The sculpted towers of Peppers Broadbeach soar above the Gold Coast city skyline, with panoramic views to the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast Hinterland from your Broadbeach accommodation.

Experience a high-tech, high-end lifestyle in one of the luxurious new breed of Gold Coast resorts. Your accommodation in Broadbeach will be in cutting edge suites and sky homes. Bring a partner, pack the kids or gather your friends for a stylish weekend. Explore the beaches and activities of the region or the restaurants, spa, sauna, pools and cinema located at the resort.

1 Bedroom Suite (2 people) - $255.00 AUD / Night
2 Bedroom Suite (4 people) - $314.00 AUD / Night

Please note rates are based on a 4 night minimum stay