Accommodation during the conference

Here is a list of recommended accommodation for the conference.

  • For a special rate hotel in the CBD (or Central Business District):
    1. The Great Southern Hotel

    (717 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000)
    Tel: +61 2 9289 4400
    Fax: +61 2 9281 5118
    Hotel Website: www.greatsouthernhotel.com.au

Highlights:
The Great Southern Hotel is a heritage-listed hotel located in the heart of Sydney's vibrant entertainment district. Offering 166 guest rooms, a restaurant, and public bar, the hotel is within walking distance of the CBD, Central Station, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. It is ideally located, just 20 minutes from central Sydney and only 4 km away from the domestic and international terminals of the Sydney Airport.

Rates: Confirmed Special UNSW Conference Rate (per person per room per night)AU$ 125.00
Breakfast: Full buffet is available at an extra charge (per person per day): $20.00
Email: reservations@greatsouthernhotel.com.au
Quote: UNSW ACJRC-3M 2014 reference no: 3457087
Note: Hotel accommodation is now subjected to availability. Please quote UNSW Ref no: 3457087.

  • Hotels in the CBD (no special conference rate):
  • You may explore the possibilities yourself at the following websites:

    http://www.hotelclub.com/
    http://www.trivago.com.au/
    http://www.expedia.com.au/

    Or you may try booking the following hotels:

    1. The Mercure Sydney Hotel

    (818-820 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000)
    Tel: +61 2 9217 6666
    Fax: +61 2 9217 6616
    Hotel Website: www.mercuresydney.com.au
    Email: h2073@accor.com
    Rates: Standard room rate (per person per room per night):  approx: AU$ 203.00

    1. The IBIS World Square Hotel

    (382-384 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000)
    Tel: +61 2 9282 0000
    Fax: +61 2 82673100
    Hotel Website:  www.ibisworldsquare.com.au
    Email: h2132@accor.com
    Rates: Standard Room Rate (per person per room per night):  approx: AU$ 170.00

    1. Novotel Sydney Central Hotel

    (169-179 Thomas Street Haymarket, Sydney NSW 2000)
    Tel: +61 2 9281 6888
    Fax: +61 2 9281 6688
    Hotel Website:  www.novotelsydneycentral.com.au
    Email: h8781@accor.com
    Rates: Standard Room Rate (per person per room per night):  approx: AU$ 209.00

  • Hotels near the University of New South Wales (no special conference rate):

    1. Coogee Sands Apartment Hotel

    (161-167 Dolphin Street, Coogee NSW 2034)
    Tel: +61 2 9665 8588
    Fax: +61 2 9664 1406
    Hotel Website:  www.coogeesands.com.au
    Email: info@coogeesands.com.au
    Rates: Standard Room Rate (per person per room per night)AU$ 176.00

    1. Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

    (242 Arden Street, Coogee NSW 2034)
    Tel: +61 2 9315 7600
    Fax: +61 2 9315 9100
    Hotel Website:  www.crowneplaza.com
    Email: reservations.crowneplazacoogee@ihg.com
    Rates: Standard Room Rate (per person per room per night): approx: AU$ 241.00

    1. Adina Apartment Hotel

    (3/ 183 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee NSW 2034)
    Tel: +61 2 9578 6000
    Fax: +61 2 9664 7122
    Hotel Website:  www.adinahotels.com.au/adinaapartment-hotel-coogee
    Email: coogee@adinahotels.com.au
    Rates:  Standard Room Rate (per person per room per night):  approx: AU$ 223.00

    1. Addison Hotel Kensington

    (147 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033)
    Tel: +61 2 9663 0600
    Fax: +61 2 9313 6216
    Hotel Website:  www.addisiononanzac.com.au
    Email: info@addisonhotel.com.au
    Rates:  Standard Room Rate (per person per room per night):  approx: AU$129.00

    1. Accommodation in New College at the University of New South Wales

    (215A Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033)
    Tel: + 61 2 9381 1999
    Fax: +61 2 9381 1909
    Website:  www.ncv.unsw.edu.au
    Email: Ms. Edwina Hine, stating the conference attendence, e.hine@newcollege.unsw.edu.au

Accommodation Map Reference

See the map below to get an idea about the positions of the listed hotels above in relation to the UNSW position; Note the numbers are identical to the list-numbers above.

map


Transport to UNSW Kensington Conference Venue from Sydney CBD:

UNSW Express  Bus(Route 895, 891) or Normal Buses 391, 393, 395
Purchase a prepaid My Bus 2 Travel Ten ticket (for ten rides) at any News Agent store.
Cost: AU $29.60 (approx.) (Pre-paid tickets for a single ride is also available at stores)
For more info:
http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/sites/all/files/page_file_attachment/UNSWExpressBusServicesTimetable.pdf
http://www.sydneybuses.info/routes/timetables-route-maps

Taxi: approx. 30 Min depending on traffic. Cost approx. $30.00 each way.

Transport to UNSW Kensington Conference Venue from the Coogee Beach Area:

From Arden Street Coogee Bus Stop: Take the 371 Bus or the 370 Bus which takes you to High Street entrance of the UNSW Campus. We are located near the Roundhouse which is close to the Anzac Parade entrance.
Taxi: approx. 10 Min depending on traffic. Cost approx. $15.00 each way.
Walk down to the UNSW from Coogee approx. 35 minutes.

Travel and Visa Information:

All visitors travelling to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane regardless of the length of stay in Sydney. It is advisable to apply for entry visa 2-3 months prior to your departure.
The following link is useful for obtaining Visa information to Sydney, Australia
http://www.immi.gov.au

If a conference invitation letter is required, please download the "Invitation request form" from the download page and send us the completed form.

Weather in Sydney

The winter month of July in Sydney is the coldest and driest. The average daytime temperature in Sydney during this time of the year is around 13 °C (55 °F) and the average minimum temperatures generally tend to hover around 8 °C (46 °F). The average amount of sunshine expected during July is around 7 hours per day.  The chances of rain are very low in the month of July.

What’s on in the City of Sydney in July?

Check the following websites:
www.sydney.com
whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
http://www.viator.com/Sydney/


The Second Australia-China Joint Symposiums, 23-25 July, Sydney, Australia