Travel Information

Getting to Sydney from the Airport

Train

Sydney Airport is located just 13 minutes by train from the city. Airport Link offers a fast and convenient way to reach the city and suburbs, with trains running approximately every 10 minutes. The station is located at the northern end of the terminal and accessible from the Arrivals level.

To use this service, you can either purchase an Opal Card from the station, Relay or WH Smith, or tap on with your Amex, Visa or Mastercard.

Central Station and Redfern Station are the closest stations to the conference venue.

Bus

Sydney Buses operates a timetabled service, Route 420, from Mascot Station to Burwood via Sydney Airport. The service stops at both the T1 International and T3 Domestic terminals. You will find clearly marked bus stops located on the arrivals level outside each of these terminals.

You’ll need an Opal transport card or credit card to use the service.

Car, Taxi or Rideshare

Sydney Airports (domestic and interntional) are located just 8km from the Sydney CBD and driving takes about 25 minutes in light traffic. You can access taxis and rideshare services on arrival.

A taxi will cost about $45-$55 one way. You’ll find taxi ranks at the front of all terminals.

For rideshare services, please arrange with your driver to meet you at the priority pick-up area.

Shuttle Service

If you’re looking for a shuttle transfer, limousine, accommodation, tours and attractions please visit the Redy2go website. Redy2Go desks can also be found at the arrivals hall of T1 and T2 terminals. If you’re looking for bus and limousine transfer services that provide transport between the airport and most Sydney suburbs and regional areas, you can find a range of providers via Mozio.

Getting to The University of Sydney

Train

Redfern Train Station is a 20 minute walk to the conference venue. Central Train Station is a 25 minute walk along City Road and George Street.

Bus

There are frequent buses from Railway Square at Central Station to Parramatta Road and City Road.  The closest stop on Parramatta Road is Larkin Street Bus Stop.

Car

Parking is very limited on campus and not recommended.

If you do decide to park on campus, casual parking is available at a rate of $4 per hour, up to a maximum charge of $24 per day. The University has a paperless system, using licence plate recognition technology.  No parking tickets are required. No paper receipts are provided.  You will need to take a photo of the final screen showing a URL address to contact to obtain a parking receipt.

Parking meter machines accept EFT (credit card), cash and coins, or you can download the CellOPark app onto your mobile phone and add register your vehicle licence plate and credit card to pay for parking.

To locate parking spaces on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus, go to MazeMaps and select the icon for ‘Car Parking’, ‘Motorbike Parking’ or ‘Parking- Accessible’.

Click here for further information.

Campus Bus

A free shuttle bus runs in the evenings between Fisher Library (Camperdown campus) and Redfern train station. It operates from 4pm–10.30pm all year, apart from weekends, public holidays and the Christmas shut down period. Regular and express services run frequently. View the bus timetable and the bus route.

International Visitor Information

Time Zone

From October to March, Sydney operates on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), UTC +11.

Climate

The conference is being held during Summer (December – February) when average temperatures in Sydney range from 18.6 – 25.8°C (65.5 – 78.4°F), and average humidity spikes to 65%. This is a great time to enjoy Sydney’s abundant beaches when water temperatures rise to 21.9 – 23.7°C (71.4 – 74.7°F).

Banking & Currency

Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = A$1). Notes come in A$100, A$50, A$20, A$10 and A$5 denominations. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, A$1 and A$2 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

Taxes

All prices quoted for this conference are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax), unless otherwise specified. GST applies to most goods and services in Australia.

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) is administered by the Australian Customs Department and enables travellers departing from Australia to claim a refund of the GST and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) paid on goods bought in Australia.  For detailed information on the TRS, visit the website of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services of the Australian Government.

Electricity

Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor. If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels.

Language

English is Australia’s main language, with more than 300 other languages spoken within its diverse local communities. Multilingual interpreters are available at international entry points, major hotels and department stores.

History

The Gadigal of the Eora Nation are the traditional custodians of the place we now call Sydney.

Travel Restrictions

There is currently no Covid vaccination required for entering Australia. However, please check the Australian Government COVID-19 travel restrictions website which is updated regularly.

Vaccination

There is no vaccination required for entering Australia. However, if you enter Australia from a yellow fever declared country but do not hold a vaccination certificate you will receive a Yellow Fever Action Card for further information. More information can be found on the Department of Health of the Australian Government website.

Visa Requirements

It is important to apply for your visa in advance to allow for variances in processing times.

Participants required to lodge paper-based visa applications should do so at the Australian visa office nearest to their current country of residence.

For information on visas to enter Australia, visitors should seek the most up-to-date information from Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Visa letter
If you require a visa letter which states the dates, venue and times of this conference, please contact the Conference Manager. Include your name as it appears on your passport, your personal (not professional) address, and date of birth. Please note that we do not seek or assist with visas on your behalf.