Staying in Sydney

Getting around, places to stay, things to do

Getting to Sydney


Sydney is Australia’s largest city with 4.6 million people and is the capital city of New South Wales. Located on the eastern coastline of Australia, Sydney is easily accessible to international and domestic travellers alike.


If driving to the conference, Sydney is accessible from several major motorways. Google maps will show you the best available option for your trip and the Roads and Maritime website has plenty of information about Sydney roads, including tolls.


Your Uber app will be very useful in Sydney. Taxis are readily available and if you call  Taxis Combined on 131 008 you can arrange a specific choice of vehicle. Choose from a sedan, station wagon, wheelchair taxi, or maxi taxi.


Sydney is part of the Transport NSW network. For timetables and fares visit or call 131 500.

CountryLink trains and coach network connect Sydney via Central station to Melbourne, Brisbane and other NSW country centres. For timetables, fares and online bookings visit or call 13 22 32.


Both Sydney International airport and Sydney Domestic airport are located at Mascot, 20 minutes from Sydney city centre. For timetable information and live arrival and departure information, visit

Sydney is fortunate to have a train station at both the International and Domestic terminals, and depending on your how much luggage you have, can be a very easy trip into the city. You will have to use an Opal Card and it is worthwhile looking through the FAQ section of the website as well as Transport NSW.

For direct transfers, the Sydney Airport website has details for airport transfers, including shuttle and hire car and limousine services.


Sydney is serviced by buses via Transport NSW.  Getting around Sydney and the University of Sydney is fantastic by bus. The Opal Card is used on all buses and information on timetables and routes is available at Transport NSW.

You can travel to and from Sydney regionally via bus, with plenty of lines to choose from. Buses arrive and depart (generally) at Central Station. See Greyhound for information on regional bus travel options.

Accommodation Options

The Old Clare Hotel

From $380 per night
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The Urban

From $238 per night
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Mercure Hotel Sydney

From $295 per night
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Rydges Camperdown

From $236 per night
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Sydney University Village

From $85 per night
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Vulcan Glebe

From $192 per night
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Things to do in Sydney

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things to do & see in Sydney??