Wondering where to stay and how to get around once you get into Sydney?
Travelling to Sydney¶
Sydney has many direct rail, bus, or flight connections from most cities in Australia. International flights arrive direct to Sydney Airport from many global hubs across Asia Pacific and US regions.
From Sydney Airport, it’s a 15 minute train ride to the centre of Sydney. You can also catch a taxi, Uber or shuttle bus (Redy2go). Read more about the transport options to and from Sydney airport.
Sydney’s international airport, Kingsford Smith, provides access to many full service and low cost airlines, such as Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tiger Airways.
Sydney is serviced by the XPT trains that travel to Sydney from major cities Melbourne, Brisbane, Dubbo and the XPLORER trains from Griffith, and Canberra.
To find out more about travelling to Sydney on buses, see
Getting around Sydney¶
Sydney has a network of trains, light rail, buses, and ferries to help you get around the city. Head to the Transport NSW website to plan your trip.
Opal is the ticketing system used to pay for all public transport in Sydney. You’ll need to tap on and off to pay your fare. You can buy Opal cards (as well as single trip tickets) at most train, light rail and ferry stops.
If you’re catching buses, it’s a good idea to buy your ticket in advance, as some routes are PrePay or ‘Opal only’. Learn more about PrePay buses
Taxi, Shebah, Uber, Ola
Taxi ranks exist around the city.
Shebah is a ridesharing service by women, for women.
Uber is another way to get direct transport. Just use the Uber app to order your ride.
Ola is also another affordable way to get direct transport. Use the Ola app to order rides.
Getting to the conference¶
Our conference venue is the Justice and Police Museum, which is located one street back from Circular Quay.
Trains The closest train station is Circular Quay Station (a short walk to the Justice and Police Museum).
Bus Catch the bus to Circular Quay.
Ferry Cruise over the harbour to the Circular Quay Terminal.
Where to stay¶
Sydney offers accommodation options to suit a wide range of budgets and travelling preferences. There are plenty of hotels, airbnb, apartments and other options in the Sydney CBD. Just head over to your favourite booking site or use one of these sites to research accommodation:
Where to eat¶
Sydney has a great range of food options to suit every budget. The harbour is a major tourist attraction, so expect to pay a little more for restaurants around Circular Quay and the Rocks.
If you want to explore areas outside the CBD, you can find fantastic restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs in Sydney’s inner suburbs. Head to your favourite city guide for reviews and recommendations:
What else to do¶
Want to see more of Sydney while you’re here? There are plenty of places to explore.
- Take a ferry from Circular Quay for great views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- Venture to one of Sydney’s famous beaches. The Bondi to Coogee walk has fantastic views of the Sydney coastline.
- Take a walk around the Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquarie’s chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
- Head to one of Sydney’s cultural institutions, like the Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of NSW, Maritime Museum or Australian Museum.
- Go shopping at the Queen Victoria Building.
For more travel ideas, head to sydney.com