The 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition will be held on Friday 4 October and will bring together university 3MT finalists from across Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, North-East Asia and South-East Asia.

Date: Friday 4 October 2019
Location: The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4072
Draft event day schedule:

Competitor registration 8am
Semi-finals 9am - 12pm
Keynote 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Final 3pm - 4:30pm
Post-event reception (competitors and VIPs only) 5pm - 6pm

Audience members please register here

The Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition is proudly sponsored by

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    2019 participating universities

    We welcome the following Universities who will be competing in the 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition:

    Australian Catholic University

    Auckland University of Technology

    Australian National University

    Bond University

    Charles Darwin University

    Charles Sturt University

    Chulalongkorn University


    Curtin University

    Deakin University

    Edith Cowan University

    Federation University Australia

    Flinders University

    Griffith University

    Hiroshima University

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    International Islamic University Malaysia

    James Cook University

    King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi

    La Trobe University

    Lincoln University

    Macquarie University

    Massey University

    Monash University

    Murdoch University

    Nanyang Technological University

    RMIT University

    Singapore Management University

    Southern Cross University

    Swinburne University of Technology

    The Queensland University of Technology

    The University of Adelaide

    The University of Auckland

    The University of Hong Kong

    The University of Melbourne

    The University of Newcastle

    The University of Notre Dame Australia

    The University of Queensland

    The University of Sydney

    The University of Tokyo

    The University of Western Australia

    University of Canberra

    University of Canterbury

    University of New England

    University of Otago

    University of South Australia

    University of Tasmania

    University of Technology Sydney

    University of the Sunshine Coast

    University of Waikato

    University of Wollongong

    Universiti Putra Malaysia

    UNSW Sydney

    Victoria University

    Victoria University Wellington

    Western Sydney University

    2019 judging panel

    Coming soon!

    Competitor prizes

    The following prizes will be awarded at the 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT competition

    • Winner: $5000 research travel grant
    • Runner Up: $2000 research travel grant
    • People’s Choice: $1000 research travel grant, proudly sponsored by UniBank

    Accommodation options

    Delegates and guests must contact the accommodation provider directly to proceed with a booking.

    Jephson Hotel
    Location      63 Jephson Street (Cnr Sherwood Road), 
    Toowong, QLD, 4066
    (approx. 4.5km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3736 4400


    Deluxe Room - single occupancy - $189*

    Twin Deluxe - $204*

    1 Bedroom Apartment - $229*

    *These rates include a continental or cooked hot breakfast (Bacon, Eggs and Toast) for 1 person in the rate. To add additional person, cost will be $15.

    Quote booking reference: 3MT                                                                                                                                 
    Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square
    Location     255 Ann Street, 
    Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 8.4km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3001 9888


    15% discount off Best Available Flexible Rate

    Promo Code: APAC3MT

    Link: Book Now

    Hotel Grand Chancellor
    Location     23 Leichhardt Street, 
    Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 8.8km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 38314055


    Deluxe Rooms: $140.00 room only - including FOC parking (Fri-Sun)

    Superior Rooms: $155.00 room only - including FOC parking (Fri-Sun)

    Rates quoted are per room per night, based on a maximum of 2 guests per room. 

    Delegates can access this rate via the following booking link: 

    For those wishing to contact the hotel and book directly, please quote the group name “3MT Asia-Pacific Competition”

    Discount rates available on the night of the competition and the night after

    Sofitel Brisbane Central
    Location     249 Turbot Street, 
    Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
    (approx. 9.2km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3835 4444


    Superior King Room: $195/night (includes wifi)

    Breakfast Rate: $30/per person/day for full buffet breakfast at Thyme2 Restaurant, charged on consumption

    Book via phone or email quoting the following details:
    Group Name: UQ Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition
    Group Code: UQA011019
    Group Number: 954505
    Cancellation: 3 days’ notice is required

    Mantra Group Hotels (Brisbane) – including Mantra Hotels, Art Series, Breakfree, Peppers

    Location     Various locations across Brisbane

    phone: General reservations 1300 987 603 (Australia), 0800 448 891 (New Zealand), +61 7 5665 4450 (International)



    Discounted rates (10% off) offered across Mantra Group Hotels in Brisbane. 

    Please use the promo code UQCONF and access via the following link

    Riverside Hotel South Bank

    Location     20 Montague Rd, 
    South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
    (approx. 7.9 km from UQ venue)

    phone: +61 7 3846 0577


    $10 off the online booking rates for One Bedroom Apartments and Standard Hotel Rooms.

    One Bedroom Apartments are fully self-contained and have a kitchenette and laundry facilities. The bedding configuration is one queen bed and one double pull out sofa bed.

    Standard Hotel Rooms have one queen bed and one single bed.

    * Rates are nett rates, Non-Commissionable.

    Additional Information: Disabled rooms – Riverside Hotel has 2 Standard Hotel Rooms with Disability access

    Link: Book Here

    promo code: 3MT

    Rydges South Bank

    Cnr Grey & Glenelg Streets,
    South Bank QLD, 4101
    (approx. 8.3 km from UQ venue)


    phone: +61 7 3364 0800


    10% off the Best Flexible Rate at the time of booking, subject to availability

    Book via:


    Past Asia-Pacific 3MT finalists

    Past Asia-Pacific finalists can be viewed here