The conference will be held at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH: building code A31, Physics Rd, The University of Sydney NSW 2006), located behind the Physics Building on the Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney. The talks will primarily take place in the Messel lecture theatre. The theatre can be found by going through the main entrance from the exterior staircase outside the teaching wing of the building. The theatre is directly to the left upon entering the building.

Internet Access

There will be guest WiFi available inside the conference venue. Login details will be announced prior to the conference.

Internet access via eduroam is available throughout the entire University of Sydney campus using the login provided by your institution. For Windows 10 users having trouble connecting, try to forget the existing network and reconnect again

Getting around

To the SNH building

The embedded Google Map below shows the location of the SNH building. If the embedded map is not working, please follow this link.

There are several good public transport options for getting to the University of Sydney.

The best option for using public transport in Sydney is to purchase an Opal Card, which can be loaded with money to pay for public transport fares. For people arriving from outside Sydney, there are several vendors at either airport terminal which can be found here. Single trip tickets are available for purchase , but are more expensive, and may not be available during peak hours or at all on some bus routes.

Other transport options to the venue include: An 8-seater accessible bus for people with a disability is available on the main campus – please call Campus Security on (02) 9351 3487. Further information on getting to The University of Sydney can be found here.

Transport from the airport

Sydney Airport (SYD) serves all of the Sydney metropolitan area and its surrounds for both domestic and international travel. There are several options for escaping the airport:

Transport to the airport from University of Sydney

Sydney airport is located approximately 9 km (6 miles) from the University of Sydney. Travel options include:


We suggest the following accommodation options if you are visiting Sydney for SALF IV:

Please note that we are not offering any special discounted rates on the accommodation options listed above.


Sydney weather in December is generally warm and pleasant, with average daily lows of ~18°C (65°F) and highs of ~26°C (79°F). There is an average of 11 rainy days in December, with a monthly average of ~80mm (3.1 inches) of rain.

Local information

There are many restaurants close to the University of Sydney. King St in Newtown (south-west of campus) provides a large array of restaurants from a number of cuisines. Glebe Point Rd in Glebe (north of campus) also has a very good selection of restaurants. There are also a number of restaurants along Broadway and George St heading toward Central Station. Follow this link to Google Maps for a list of recommended local restaurants. Note that some of the further restaurants are more than a 20 minute walk from the Physics Building, so catching a bus down King St or up Broadway may be more practical in these cases.