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Welcome to Western Sydney University

The Peter Shergold Building is located in the Western Sydney University Parramatta CBD Campus on the corner of Smith Street and Macquarie Street.

Pedestrian access is available from Macquarie Street.

If you wish to get around Sydney by public transport, you will need an Opal card or contactless payment facilities to use on trains, trams and buses. You can purchase an Opal card or, download the free app (from Apple App Store or Google Play Store) or, enjoy the convenience of travelling and paying your fare with a credit or debit card or device.  For further information on Opal and contactless payment options, please go to Opal.

The closest train station is Parramatta Train Station, a short 3-minute walk.

Shuttle buses run between WSU campuses across Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith campuses. You can view schedules and also track shuttle buses in real-time using the Shuttle Tracker.

You can plan your tram or train trip using the Trip Planner |

The Peter Shergold Building and Western Sydney University has over 7,000 onsite parking across the campus (refer to Parramatta City map below) and further information can be found here. The closest public parking places are:     

  • InterPark – Hassall Street | 22 Hassall Street | More information and prices available at this link.
  • Secure Parking – Wentworth Street, Parramatta | 2-10 Wentworth Street | More information and prices available at this link.

Conference program

The program will available on the Conference website closer to the conference. A small number of printed copies will be available at registration.

Conference dinner

Thursday 15 August, Time to be Confirmed

Novotel Sydney Parramatta | 350 Church Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

Transport – own arrangements.

The conference dinner is also open to partners. To purchase guest dinner tickets please do by clicking here.

General information

Sydney weather

August in Sydney generally has pleasant, but cool, temperatures and moderate rainfall. It is advisable to carry an umbrella with you at all times. Average temperatures range from a minimum of 110C to a maximum of 180C.

Dress code

The dress code for the conference and all social functions is as you wish. 

Conference evaluation

The conference evaluation form will be e-mailed to you after the conference. You are encouraged to complete the conference evaluation as it assists us to plan future conferences.

Useful telephone numbers




    Conference attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation and must make private arrangements with the hotel. Suggested accommodation located nearby includes:



      President: Tim Stokes

      Address: C/O PO Box 664, Toorak, VIC 3142

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