Getting There

Arriving in Sydney

We are looking forward to seeing you in Sydney soon. If this will be your first trip to Sydney, then you may find it helpful to visit the Sydney airport website which provides some information about transport options to and from the airport.

The Conference Venue

The registration desk and central conference area will be in the James Carroll Building (Building 502) at the ACU North Sydney Campus: 40 Edward Street, North Sydney. A map of this part of the campus can be found here.

All conference locations are an easy walk from the James Carroll building, but if you have any mobility limitations and are concerned about being able to access the venues, please contact us.

Travelling to and from the Conference Venue

ACU’s North Sydney campus is only a short distance across the Harbour Bridge from

Sydney’s central business district. The campus is located less than ten minutes’ walk from North Sydney railway station.

The best way to get to the campus is to take a train or bus to North Sydney station and then walk the rest of the way.

To plan your trip to North Sydney, we recommend that you use the City Rail Trip Planner which will advise you of the best public transport options from your accommodation to the campus.

Travel by Train: North Sydney Station is on the well-serviced Northern and North Shore train lines, and especially for those people staying in central Sydney, train will be a good wat to travel to North Sydney.

The ACU North Sydney Campus is an easy walk from North Sydney Station. To get there, walk through the Greenwood Plaza and up the escalators until you come out at the Miller Street and Pacific Highway intersection. From there, turn left up Mount Street and then right down Edward Street.

Travel by Bus: Most bus stops are outside the railway station on Blue Street, close to the intersection of Blue and Miller Streets. Turn right on Miller Street and walk about a block to the intersection of Miller Street and the Pacific Highway. Then follow the same instructions as those outlined above.

We do not advise travel by car: Sydney traffic can be very congested in peak times, and the ACU campus has no parking facilities (although arrangements for disabled parking may be made with ACU’s Campus Operations Manager on (02) 9739 2962). You otherwise only have the option of limited-time metered parking or expensive private parking stations in the North Sydney area – although not surprisingly, there are plenty of taxis or Uber drivers in the area.

Tickets

The best way to use public transport in Sydney is to purchase an Opal Card and load money onto it. Opal Cards are available for purchase at the Sydney airport, and also at many other locations around the city. Opal cards allow you to use multiple modes of public transport, including buses, trains and ferries. You need to swipe your card on the electronic Opal Card readers provided at both the start and end of your journey.

If you only want to travel on public transport one or two times, you may prefer to buy single tickets. If travelling by bus, you can buy your ticket from the driver (with the exception of pre-pay bus services which may only be used by Opal card holders). If travelling by train, you can do this from the ‘Opal top up’ and ‘single trip ticket’ machines at most train stations, including North Sydney station.

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