Conference attendees are responsible for organising their own accommodation in Sydney. A selection of accommodation suggestions close to UNSW Sydney is available below;


Adina Apartment Hotels Coogee
183 Coogee Bay Road
Coogee NSW 2034
Reservations: 13 86 42
Calling from outside Australia: (61 2) 9356 5062

Coogee Bay Hotel
253 Coogee Bay Road
Coogee NSW 2034
Boutique (4 Star Hotel) and Pub (Informal & Relaxed) Accommodation
Telephone: (61 2) 9665 0000 

Coogee Sands Hotels and Apartments
161-167 Dolphin Street
Coogee Beach NSW 2034
Reservations: 1800 819 403
Calling from outside Australia: (61 2) 9665 8588

Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee
242 Arden Street
Coogee NSW 2034
Hotel Reservations: 1800 593 932
Calling from outside Australia: (61 2) 9315 9100

Dive Hotel
234 Arden Street
Coogee NSW 2034
Telephone: (61 2) 9665 5538


Avonmore on the Park
34 The Avenue
Randwick NSW 2031
Toll Free: 1800 333 583
Telephone: (61 2) 9399 9388

The Randwick Lodges (choice of 5 local lodges)
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A taxi fare from Sydney Airport should cost approximately $40-$50 AUD. If you would prefer to pre-book your taxi during your stay in Sydney, here are the contact details of the main taxi companies.

Taxis Combined- Phone: 13 33 00. Website:
Legion Cabs- Phone: 13 14 51. Website:
Premier Cabs- Phone: 13 10 17. Website:
Silver Service- Phone: 13 31 00. Website:

You can request a ride from Uber from either the Domestic or the International terminal of Sydney Airport. Just request your Uber once you have exited the terminal and your driver will meet you at the pick–up area. A typical UberX (low cost ride) to Sydney’s CBD costs A$43 – 55 and a typical UberBLACK ride (premium ride) to Sydney’s central business district costs A$89-114. For more information on Uber please see here.


There is a train station located at both the Domestic and International Terminals at Sydney Airport. Trains run on average every 10 minutes during the day on a weekday and every 15 minutes on weekends. From the Domestic Terminal, it takes 15 minutes to reach Central Station and 20 minutes to reach Circular Quay. From the International Terminal it takes just a few minutes longer. Lifts are available at both the International and Domestic Terminals for easy transfer of luggage. Fares from Sydney Airport terminals to the CBD are approximately A$17 per adult for a single journey. For more information on departures and prices please visit here.


If you’re coming from Central Train Station in Sydney's CBD, you can catch a bus (bus stop on Eddy Avenue Stand C – routes 890, 891, 892 and 895) – remember to buy an Opal Card from the local newsagency as these routes are prepay only.


Other Information

In November, the average daytime temperatures in the city are generally around 20°C and high temperatures can hit a balmy 24°C on some days which can feel rather hot. While temperatures do fall at night, they will never drop too low in November. The average minimum temperatures generally tend to stay above 16°C throughout the month.

To calculate currency exchange rates you may use the following:
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.

Time difference
Sydney is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time or GMT+10.  Sydney, New South Wales, practices Daylight Saving Time.  Daylight Saving Time advances the clock one hour during the summer months and usually commences at 2am on the first Sunday in October and ends at 2am on the first Sunday in April each year.  During Daylight Savings Time, Sydney is 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean time.

Useful numbers
Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) 000
Campus security (emergency) 9385 6666 (general enquiries) 9385 2227