Sydney 2017: FAQ

What will the weather be like?
Average January temperatures in Sydney range from 19 to 26 degrees Celsius (67F-79F). While the days are mostly sunny and warm there can also be days that are very hot and humid, and the chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Will I have access to WiFi?
Access to the college WiFi will be available for all conference guests.

How do I access Australian currency?
Sydney airport has currency exchange desks and ATMs that accept most credit and debit cards. If you will be using a credit card, it is sometimes advisable to inform your bank that you are travelling abroad.

Where is the conference location?
The conference is being held at New College (NC), in the University of New South Wales, in Kensington in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Information about the College can be found at

Most accommodation is in New College Village (NCV), directly across Anzac Parade from New College. Information about New College Village can be found at All rooms at New College Village are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms. Additional accommodation is available at New College, in non-air-conditioned rooms with shared bathrooms.

Registration for the conference will be open from midday on Tuesday, 3 January through to midday on Wednesday, 4 January at New College Village, 215A Anzac Parade, Kensington. See for details.

Are towels and toiletries provided?
Towels and complimentary toiletries are provided in all rooms.

Is there accommodation available for families?
There are a limited number of rooms suitable for family units at NCV. Please contact to discuss your needs.

Can I arrange additional accommodation prior to or following the conference?Accommodation for the nights of Wednesday 4th through to Friday 6th of January is included in the conference price. Extended stays at NCV are available from 30 December 2015 through to 14 January 2016.


By Taxi from Sydney Airport  NCV is 10 km from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. A taxi will cost around A$25 to A$35.

By Bus from Sydney Airport take the 400 Bus (Burwood to Bondi Junction service) from the bustop outside the Arrivals level at the international terminal (T1) and Domestic terminal (T3). Alight at Anzac Parade Stand B, opposite University of New South Wales in Kensington (Stop 203313). NCV is about 20 metres back down Anzac Parade from the bus stop.

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