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THE VENUE

The University of Sydney is the location of the ISMSC2020 Conference. This is Australia's first university, founded in 1850, and is colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities. Its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities. 

Website: https://sydney.edu.au/

The University is in the suburb of Camperdown just 3 kilometers from Sydney’s central business district.

There are two main entrances: one is on just past Victoria Park where Broadway becomes Parramatta Road; the other is on City Road at the corner of Butlin Avenue.

 

The Location

The conference will be held in and around the 500 seat auditorium situated in the brand new Abercrombie Business School Building located near the University's sports and aquatic centre.

The Building is situated on Abercrombie Road and is just a 5 minute walk from Redfurn railway station.

PARKING ON CAMPUS

DAYTIME
casual parking rates operate 6am–3pm, Monday to Friday.

Shepherd Street carpark
Fee: $4 per hour (to maximum $24) or $24 flat rate (valid to 6am next morning)
Evening and weekend casual parking rates (3pm–6am, Monday to Friday; 6am Saturday to 6am Monday)
 
 
AFTER HOURS IN THE EVENING AT WEEKENDS
casual parking rates operate 3pm–6am, Monday to Friday; 6am Saturday to 6am Monday.

Western Avenue Carpark and Shepherd Street carpark
Fee: $2 per hour (to maximum $6) or $6 flat rate (valid to 6am next morning)
 
 
 
PAYING FOR CASUAL PARKING ON CAMPUS

You have two options to pay for parking at ticket machines on campus:
  1. Use cash at the ticketing machine and display the printed ticket on your car’s dashboard.
  2. Pay by credit card through a free mobile App called Cellopark. You won't need to display a ticket on your dashboard and using the App will save you walking to and from the ticket machine to your car.
 
CAMPUS PARKING AND TRAFFIC OFFICE: -
Contact   +61 2 9351 3336

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

 
GETTING AROUND SYDNEY
Sydney has a good bus and train network - information can be found Here.
You can tap on and off with your Mastercard or Visa card on buses, ferries and trains around the city or get an OPAL travel card - Info here

GETTING TO THE UNIVERSITY
 
TAXI:
Phone - 13cabs or 13 10 17 (Premier)
 

UBER:
Available in the area. Check the app.
 

TRAIN:
Redfern is the closest train station. It is a 10-minute walk to the main campus, and a fairly steady flow of students walks the route via Abercrombie Street at all times of day and evening.
 

BUSES:
Buses to and from Central Railway Station are frequent and easy to catch from Parramatta Road or City Road. Bus numbers 423, 426, 428, L23, L28, M30  stop on City Rd, close to Abercrombie Building.
 
WALKING:
The campus is approximately 15 minutes walk from Central Station, and 3 kilometers/1.8 miles (40 minutes) from the city centre. 

Accommodation information:

Hotels in Sydney are busy the year round and we suggest you book early to get good deals. Hotel search sites are normally the best way to go. A very good one is Trivago as it uses all the other search sites as comparison.
https://www.trivago.com.au/


Some examples of what is available c

Hotel Name                                                   stars                                 distance 
Central Station Hotel                                         4                                       2.2 
Meriton Suites Waterloo                                    4                                       2.6 
Cambridge Hotel                                               4                                       2.6 
Pensione Hotel Sydney                                     3                                       2 
Megaboom City                                                 4                                       2.7
Royal Exhibition                                                 3                                      1.8  
Leisure Inn Sydney Central                               3                                       1.4
Crown Surry Hills                                               4                                       2.2  
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Chippendale    4                                       1 2 
Glasgow Arms B&B                                                                                    1.6  
Sydney Central YHA Hostel                                                                       1.8  

 

 

Things to do in Sydney


1. CLIMB THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
With a BridgeClimb experience, you’ll enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the harbour city. Find out more

2. TAKE A TOUR OF THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Get a behind-the-scenes look at this World Heritage-listed marvel, or enjoy a star-studded performance. Find out more

3. SPEND THE DAY AT TARONGA ZOO
One of the world’s most scenic zoos, positioned right on the harbour. Get up-close and personal with Australia’s native animals, as well as rare and endangered species from all around the world. Find out more

4. THE ROCKS
Spending some time in The Rocks is a must-do Sydney experience – locals have been enjoying it for thousands of years. From a picnic lunch under the Harbour Bridge or an alfresco dinner under the stars, to shopping at the markets and The Rocks unique retailers and taking time out in a gallery or museum, The Rocks is the perfect place to escape the everyday. Find out more

5. BONDI BEACH
Discover for yourself why Bondi Beach is the famous home of Australian surf culture. Feel the sand between your toes and take a relaxing dip in the crystal-clear waters, or simply marvel at the surfers in action, from the comfort of the shore. Make a day of it, pack a picnic and watch the sun set. And be sure to keep your eye out for the lifesavers from the TV show, Bondi Rescue! Find out more

6. ART GALLERY OF NSW
Experience one of the world’s most beautiful art museums: the Art Gallery of NSW. You’ll enjoy more than the traditional gallery experience, with many lectures, films, workshops, music performances on offer, as well as Art After Hours – a free event that includes a lively mix of ever-changing performances, talks, films and music. Find out more

7. DARLING HARBOUR
Darling Harbour is renowned for its energetic entertainment offering, sumptuous restaurants, iconic attractions and vibrant calendar of seasonal events and festivals. There’s always something happening, no matter what time of year, and many events are free-of-charge. Find out more

8. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS
Lose yourself amid the lush grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the oldest botanic garden and scientific institution in Australia. Set on very shores of Sydney Harbour, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and soak up the city’s spectacular harbour views, or to enrich your botanical understanding with a guided tour. Find out more

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