Venue & Accommodation

University of Wollongong
Main Campus Northfields Ave
Wollongong NSW Australia 2522

VENUE: BUILDING 20 (COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING)

University of Wollongong (UOW) is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.

Our commitment to our students is evident in our graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace.

UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we make a strong and connected presence in our communities.

We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments.

Staying true to these values, and our purpose to contribute to the betterment of society, we have earned our place among the top 250 universities in the world.

The main campus of UOW is located just 3km from the centre of the City of Wollongong, which is on the south coast of New South Wales, 80km south of Sydney. It is located on the South Coast Railway Line, which runs between Sydney and Wollongong and is served by the North Wollongong railway station.

You can access the campus map for information on getting around campus.

Accommodation

Recommended local hotels:

  • Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel
    (Address: 2-14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong NSW 2520Phone: (02) 4224 3111)

    This hotel has kindly agreed to offer special rates for ANZNMF2019 participants. If you would like to book this hotel, please DON’T use its online booking. Instead, you need to either send an email or call the hotel reception with quote: ANZNMF to get the special rates.

    Quote
    : ANZNMF
    ContactH1654@accor.com or (02) 4224 3111Reduced rates:
    Standard rooms – $169
    Ocean View rooms – $189
    Ocean View Balcony rooms – $209
    Breakfast rate at $20 per person

    With incredible ocean views and a trip to the beach mere footsteps away, this hotel is perfect for delegates. It is located on Wollongong’s scenic Blue Mile, meaning it’s close to all the best attractions, restaurants and cafes. It has restaurants and bars, as well as a pool, gym and sauna. It’s just a 28-minute ride to the venue 28-minute ride to the venue on the number 28 bus, or a 10-minute drive. You can hire bikes from the hotel, and with UoW only 4.2km away, it’s the perfect excuse for a bit of exercise. You can also walk 2 minutes from the hotel to the bus station, and catch a free shuttle bus (55A) from Kembla ST at Blacket ST to the venue, which takes about 16 minutes.

    Other suggested hotels and motels

    • Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
      (Address: 19 Market St, Wollongong NSW 2500; Phone: (02) 4250 5000)
    • Sage Wollongong
      (Address: 60/62 Harbour St, Wollongong NSW 2500; Phone: (02) 4201 2111)
    • Mantra Wollongong
      (Address: 6-10 Gladstone Ave, Wollongong NSW 2500Phone: (02) 4222 4000)
    • Beach Park Motel
      (Address: 10 Pleasant Ave, North Wollongong NSW 2500; Phone: (02) 4226 1577)
    • Flinders Motel
      (Address: 19 Flinders St, Wollongong NSW 2500; Phone: (02) 4226 6566)

Travel

Travelling to Wollongong from the Airport:

The cheapest and easiest way to get to Wollongong from the Airport is to catch a train. Sydney Trains operate commuter trains at regular intervals to Wollongong.

The train leaves from both the domestic and international arrivals areas, and all you have to do is get off at Wolli Creek and change to a train heading to Port Kiama, Bomaderry or Dapto.

You can buy a journey ticket at one of the automated machines or kiosks. Follow this link for journey times, as well as arrivals and departure times.

Taxis don’t operate between the airport and Wollongong, although you can hire a private shuttle service. UOW recommends Leisure Coast Limousines.

Getting To The University of Wollongong:

Making your way to the University of Wollongong is easy, thanks to its extensive connections to the international travel hub of Sydney. You can travel to the ANZNMF 2019 Conference by:

  • Car: Extensive ticketed parking is available on campus.
  • Train: North Wollongong Station is the closest to the campus, and it is a 90-minute journey from Sydney’s Central Station. It is a 20-minute walk from the station to the venue, but there is a free shuttle bus service available known as the NG Shuttle.
  • Bus: You can visit this link for information on how to travel to the venue by bus from various areas around Sydney and the South Coast region.

Public Transport in Wollongong:

Buses are the only form of public transport for travelling around Wollongong. Buses around Wollongong are on the Opal system. An Opal card is prepaid ticketing system. You need to load the card with money and then tap the card when you enter and exit the bus. You can get your Opal card and top up online, and at registered retailers. If you top up at a retailer, the money will be loaded instantaneously. If you elect to top up online, bear in mind that it can take up to 60-minutes for the money to appear in your account. You can look up registered retailers by following this link.

You can also use the Wollongong Taxi Service, which is run by Illawarra Taxi CabsUber is also available in the city.

Visa

If you need a visa to attend this conference, you can apply:

Visitor visa (subclass 600): Business Visitor stream

This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons. This visa costs AUD140 and will allow you to stay in Australia for up to 3 months. The estimated processing time of this visa is :

  • 75% of applications: 9 days
  • 90% of applications: 17 days

For more details please visit the website:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600/business-visitor-stream