If the hotel is damaged and there are no flights, then what? We've got nonrefundable tickets to Perth, but I don't want to go back to Perth for ten days. And if we stay in Melbourne, well, the thing that would make the most sense would be to head back up to Sydney and get ready to go home by the end of the month - but, then, we wouldn't get to see our buddies flying over for the Gay Games.
Aaaargh! So many unanswerable questions. I hate big decisions.