Conference Information

Quick links for conference information and further information


Accessibilty – The City of Sydney accessibility map details accessibility information, as does the University of Sydney on the interactive map.  Sydney for All is a great resource for planning activities during your visit. Transport NSW features their information here.  Should you require further information on available services, please contact us.

Accommodation – click here for accommodation options. We have arranged for accommodation in Chippendale and Newtown, both home to wonderful dining options. Check out the Chippendale locale Kensington Street Precinct and see what Newtown has to offer here.

Sydney Airport – information on Sydney’s airports.

Airport shuttle – how to get to Sydney CBD from the airport.

Apps – We recommend you download a Transport NSW recommended app for real time timetabling and trip planning for travel on bus and train.


Badges – You will receive your conference badge and lanyard at registration.  Please wear the lanyard at all times during the conference activities.

Bursaries- Two bursaries are available to post-graduate students who have submitted a full paper to the 2017 ANZCA conference but do not have sufficient support from their tertiary institution or a research grant to attend the conference. The bursary award is up to AUD$1000 per recipient to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The award also includes complimentary ANZCA membership for the year 2018. All students who submitted a full paper are encouraged to apply but preference will be given to applicants who are from low- and middle-income countries.

Buses – For information on bus timetabling and routes, see Transport NSW.


Call for Papers – the CFP has now closed.

Conference convenors-

Professor Gerard Goggin- Lead Convenor

Dr Fiona Martin-Co-Convenor

Dr Jonathon Hutchinson- Co-Convenor

Conference dinner – The conference dinner will be held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf at Darling Harbour.

Conference language – English

Currency/Exchange – here is a currency converter you might find useful.

Conference OrganiserFuchsia Sellers contact at


Dietary considerations – please specify upon registration if you require particular dietary considerations.


Electricity – electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz using a two to three angled pin arrangement


Facebook – stay up to date with the latest ANZCA 2017 news.


Getting to Sydney



Information – the information desk will be attended each day from 8.00am. The staff will be happy to help you with any questions you may have with regards to the Conference or any other matters.  For general enquiries please To

International visitors – here’s a link to the ‘Useful Tips‘ page on the official Australian tourism site. It includes information about currency, shopping, language, electricity, telephone details, and travelling.



Keynote speakers 


Lonely Planet‘s guide to Sydney – Loads of ideas for your visit to Sydney.


Membership to find our all of the benefits of ANZCA membership click here.



Opal Card You can “tap on and tap off” all over Sydney with an Opal Card. It is highly recommended that you familiarise yourself with the Opal Card before visiting Sydney. It allows you to travel on train, bus and ferry and is easily “topped up” online and at machines throughout the city.


Paper submission

Post-grad and ECR pre-conference day – a free event held on the 4th July.

Presentations – Most of the sessions will have four presenters. This gives each presenter 15 minutes to present plus five minutes question time. The session rooms are all set up with Mac computers and AV capabilities.

Prizes– ANZCA awards prizes each year. See here for details on last year’s recipients. For selection criteria and award information see here.

Program– Details of the program will be posted shortly.

Publication (journals) – Details of publications will be posted shortly.

Publication (conference proceedings) – as always, full papers accepted for the conference and revised to the editors’ satisfaction after peer review will be published in ANZCA’s Proceedings (ISSN 1448-4331).



Registration is open and available until 23rd June. Please contact the convenors at if you are unable to register by this date but are coming to the conference. Early bird rates close on May 1 2017.


Stream coordinators – thanks to our wonderful coordinators who look after our conference streams.


TaxisTaxis Combined can be contacted on this number 13 10 08. Uber is also widely used around Sydney.

Things to do make the most of your time in beautiful Sydney. Some handy guides for activities, dining and entertainment are: The Urban List, Concrete Playground, Timeout Sydney, Whats on Sydney

Tipping – Tipping is not a standard policy in Australia, but gratuities for excellent service are always appreciated.

Transport to the venue – We encourage you to explore your transport options to the University of Sydney and also to Dockside for the conference dinner.

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University of Sydney – and here for handy information on travelling to the University.


Venue – the University of Sydney Camperdown campus  is centrally located to the Sydney CBD and is Australia’s oldest university featuring historic sandstone buildings alongside recent additions. Here is a map of the conference key areas:

Dockside: Conference dinner. Please note this is an external venue to the University.

New Law Foyer: Registration, information desk, lunch

New Law Building: refreshment breaks, sessions, panels

Nicholson Museum: Post conference reception

The Courtyard: Post Graduate and ECR day drinks and pizza

TAG Family Foundation Grandstand: Welcome to ANZCA 2017 reception


Weather – typically, the weather in July is around 14°C-17°C during the day and drops to an average of between 7°C and 10°C overnight. Here’s a link to the Sydney Weather section of the Bureau of Meteorology site.

Welcome to ANZCA cocktail event – we would like to invite you to a cocktail hour after the sessions end on Wednesday 5th July at The Grandstand.

Wikipedia on Sydney