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Accommodation and Transport


It is up to individual conference attendees to organise their own accommodation. Accommodation arrangements should be finalised as quickly as possible, since several conferences are taking place at this time at the University of Sydney campus. This page lists a number of options for accommodation. Please note that the prices given here were those quoted to the LOC at the time of enquiry, but the actual prices may vary.

Student Accomodation

Low cost accommodation for students is available at Mandelbaum House, a student residence at the University of Sydney. The ASA LOC contacted Mandelbaum House and established that there were vacancies for the dates of the conference.

- Mandelbaum House

Phone: 9692 5200
385 Abercrombie St (located on the far side of City Rd, see map )

Single rooms $50 per night
Suites for two $130 per night

Hotel Accommodation

There are a number of hotels close to the University and to the conference venue. One of the most conveniently located is Rydges, on the corner of Parramatta and Missenden Roads. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the Veterinary Science Conference Centre. Rydges is offering a special deal for conference attendees, and has set up a web page to simplify making a booking (see the link below).

The ASA LOC also contacted a number of other hotels and established that there were vacancies for the dates of the conference, at the rates given below.

- Rydges Hotel

Phone: 9516 1522
9 Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050

Rooms from $130 per night (breakfast $17 extra)

Details & online booking here

- Unilodge Sydney

Phone: 9338 5000
Cnr Bay St & Broadway (in the old Grace Bros building)

Twin/double room $110 per night
Family room $170 per night
Breakfast $14.50 extra

Booking by email recommended:

- University Motor Inn

Phone: 9660 5777
25 Arundel St Glebe (over the Parramatta Rd footbridge)

Single room $125
Double $140
Triple share $155
Family room $185

All prices include breakfast. Suggest requesting room at back away from Parramatta Rd.


The conference organisers will not be providing any transport (apart from a bus ride to and from the dinner).


Sydney airport is located approximately 8 km outside the CBD, and about 4km from the University. It is easily accessible by car, train, and taxi, and less so by bus. Taxi is probably the preferred option, in particular if there is more than one person or if you have luggage. Taxi ranks are located outside the both the international and terminal buildings. Taxi fares are about $30 to the University, and slightly more to the CBD.

The airport is also on the Airport and East Hills train line. A trip from Central Station to the airport takes about 10 minutes and costs $11.


The nearest train station to the University is Redfern Station, which is a 15 minute walk. This map shows the campus and the direction to Redfern Station (lower right). To get to the Airport via train from Redfern it is necessary to first take the train from Redfern to Central Station, and then get on the Airport and East Hills line.


There are regular buses from the University to the CBD which can be boarded from either City Road or Parramatta Road (the two major roads bordering the University). All buses heading towards the city along these roads go to the city. The final destination is indicated on the front of the bus, but ask a driver if you are in doubt about where the bus is going. Bus fares begin at $1.60 for 1-2 sections. Central Station is about one section along the route of the buses into the city (about a kilometre).


University of Sydney Traffic and Security Officers rigidly enforce parking rules on campus. If you park illegally, you are likely to be fined, and the current fine for illegal parking on the University Campus is at least $70.00. Pay attention to all signs and pavement markings. The organisers of the conference are not responsible for parking fines incurred by attendees.

Parking vouchers for the University campus are available from the conference organisers at a cost of $6 per day. (The usual University rate is $15 per day.) The vouchers must be paid for at the registration desk at the conference. Please indicate on the registration form how many days you require vouchers for. Note that these vouchers permit you to park in marked bays which have no special restrictions. Pay attention to relevant signs. (For more information, see this page.)

Close parking to the Conference Centre is available along Western Avenue, and also from the Veterinary Science Hospital entrance off Parramatta Road.

Last modified on 18 June, 2005.
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