Wollongong is located just 80 km south of Sydney on a spectacular stretch of the southern New South Wales coast.

Wollongong’s natural environment includes some of the most pristine beaches in Australia and the escarpment to the west offers a great network of walking trails and dazzling views of the coastline.

The Symposium will be held at the Novotel Northbeach in the beach-side city of Wollongong.

Registration costs include lunch, and morning and afternoon tea, for each day of the Symposium, together with admission for one to both the Welcome Drinks on the Deck and the Symposium Dinner to be held on one of Wollongong’s iconic beaches at NorthBeach Pavilion restaurant.

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Getting to Wollongong

By rail/train

Wollongong is located on Sydney Train’s South Coast Line. Sydney Trains operate commuter trains at regular intervals to Wollongong.

If travelling from the domestic or international airports catch a train on the airport line to Wolli Creek Station. Disembark and board the next South Coast Line train to Wollongong.

This journey will take between 60-80 minutes from Wolli Creek Station.

The closest station to the Symposium venue is North Wollongong station (approximately 1.1 km, a 10-15 minute walk). Taxis can be booked by calling (02) 42542111.

By car

Several companies provide transfers between Wollongong and Sydney airport, for example Leisure Coast Limousines.

Hire cars can be rented from Sydney airport and travel to Wollongong by road takes approximately 80 minutes.

For more information

See also the Visit Wollongong website.

People requiring assistance with travel to the Symposium should email