VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
The conference will be held in the ITAMS’ to ‘Institute for Transnational and Maritime Security (ITAMS) Building on the Innovation Campus of the University of Wollongong. Click here for maps.
How to get here
Wollongong is located on the coast 80 kilometres south of Sydney.If driving to the campus, cars can be parked in ‘Science Centre’ visitor parking . Wollongong is serviced by regular trains on the South Coast Line: http://www.cityrail.info/timetables/index.htm. The nearest station to the university is North Wollongong.
Wollongong is easily accessible from Sydney airport by a range of services – train or private shuttle.
The train takes just over 90 minutes and can be accessed from the airport stations by connecting with the South Coast Line from Wolli Creek station or, if necessary, Central station http://www.cityrail.info/timetables/index.htm. The nearest stop to the University is North Wollongong Station, and the university provides a free shuttle bus to and from this station from its western side. If you alight at Wollongong station, you can pick up the free Gong shuttle (see below), which will also get you to the Innovation Campus.
If you would prefer an airport shuttle or private car (taxi-like service) transfer from Sydney airport, please email email@example.com to coordinate as these need to be booked in advance of travelling (you can ask to come straight to the university or be dropped at your accommodation).
We recommend that you do not catch a taxi to Wollongong as the cost would be prohibitive, even with a negotiated fare.
The Innovation Campus of the university is located around 3 kilometres from the centre of Wollongong or around 2 kilometres from beachside hotels and motels at North Wollongong.
The Gong Shuttle provides easy access to key locations in Wollongong, including a number of the hotels and motels in Wollongong and the North Wollongong area. Whichever direction you take, you will end up at the university or back at your original stop, though one circuit will be quicker than the other depending on where you are heading. Ask at your accommodation.
General information about transport to the university can be found at http://www.uow.edu.au/about/transport/index.html.
A range of accommodation styles and prices is available in Wollongong, from beach side hotels at North Wollongong, and central locations in the Wollongong CBD, at a range of prices. Because it is possible to obtain very good rates by booking through a range of services, we will not be recommending any other properties apart from The Chifley Hotel, Wollongong where our conference presenters will be staying. Presenters will receive two nights accommodation complimentary. Please advise firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to stay longer.
Information about Wollongong and its environs can be found by going to http://www.uow.edu.au/about/wollongong/index.html, which provides links to sites such as http://www.wollongong.com/travel-info/and http://www.tourismwollongong.com/default.aspx.
Wollongong is a great launching pad to get to some of New South Wales most beautiful weekend getaways. The Southern Highlands (including the towns of Bowral and Moss Vale), the coastal town of Kiama and the historic town of Berry are within a 45 minute driving radius, while Mollymook, the home of Rick Stein’s Australian restaurant can be reached within two hours. As well as beautiful coastal scenery and beaches, the area is full of antique shops, restaurants, bakeries and artisan produce.