This festival you need to book your own accommodation and because there is another conference in the area at the same time, rooms are very limited.
We suggest you book your accommodation first. Then book into the festival and finally book flights. We woudld advise you to book your accommodation immediately if you wish to stay anywhere in Ipswich!!! Brisbane is one hour by train or 45 minutes by car.
The Metro will offer SAFI delegates a fee of $139 including breakfast if you say you are attending the festival conference. Metro Contact details (Ask them for rate for a double or shared room options if required.)
Discover Ipswich when searched (11.4.15) showed there are still rooms at Oaks Aspire which is a good walk away, or Quest apartments, another good walk away. Mary’s Place is a comfy B&B close by, but only has about 3 rooms. Most other places you would need to drive from. The other option is if you had a car and didn’t mind the drive in from Marburg, Woodlands of Marburg has top rooms at $185 and $250 and Bunya House Rooms at $125. With continental breakfast. More accommodation info