Detailed information of transport to Wollongong from and to the airport, transport in Wollongong, and places to visit around Wollongong, can be found here.
Venue and hotel information
The conference will be held in Wollongong, NSW, Australia, which is located 70 km south of Sydney. The closest major airport is Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. The conference venue is Novotel Wollongong Northbeach.
Getting to Wollongong from Sydney
If traveling by train from Sydney Airport, it is necessary to first catch a train to Wolli Creek station where you will need to change for Wollongong services. The closest railway station to the conference venue is North Wollongong station which is 1km away (not a difficult walk, note trains from Sydney arrive on the eastern side of the railway line).
Other options for transfers from Sydney Airport include either mini bus or exclusive vehicles (economical if travelling in a group). Operators include:
Leisure Coast Limousine Service – $60/person one way when you book by phone: +61 2 42617393 and quote “Attending POWERCON2016”
Meeting Points at Sydney Airport by Leisure Coast Limousine Service
Domestic Terminals: At the luggage carousel allocated for your flight.
International Terminal: Shuttle Bus Passengers at the Meeting Point outside of Gate A.
Passengers booked by phone will be met at the arrival gate.
The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.
If you cannot locate the driver,
Phone +61 2 42617393 straight away, even after hours.
Conference Venue: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel Information
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach enjoys a superb beachfront location close to the city centre of Wollongong. This 4 star hotel offers 204 well appointed rooms with stunning ocean views. Only one hour south of Sydney, the hotel is the ideal choice for business trips, holidays and short beachside breaks. With two bars and a superb restaurant to enjoy, the hotel features an extensive range of business and leisure facilities, including a swimming pool and spa.
When registering for the hotel by phone (From outside Australia +61 2 4224 3111 or from Australia (02) 4224 3111), you can mention that you are attending POWERCON 2016 which is held at the hotel, and they will give the conference special rate (see below). Otherwise you can email
firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning that you are attending the POWERCON conference, the dates you want to book the room, the room type and your credit card no., and they will book it for you.
The room types and rates per night are as follows:
AUD195 for Residential Room (No Ocean View)
AUD205 for ocean view room
AUD215 for ocean view room and balcony
Conferencing facilities at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach include 12 meeting rooms and extensive pre-function areas, plus a Grand Ballroom which can seat 600. All conference rooms share a dedicated floor and many of them offer ocean and beach views.