Visa and Travel

All non-Australian citizens travelling to Australia require a visa.

If you have a valid New Zealand passport, you can travel to Australia and you will be issued with a Special Category Visa (SCV) on arrival.

See the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for details on visitor visa options. In particular, citizens from some eligible countries can apply online for an eVisitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).

Should you require a confirmation of attendance to obtain your visa please send an email to, including your full name, university (country), and attach your abstract in the format described here.

Transport from the airport
The entry lane of Sydney airport is slightly south of UNSW. So if you have a window seat on the right of the plane just look out, spot UNSW and remember the way from there to the airport.

There is free wifi at the airport. So you can get an Uber. The pick-up area for Uber drivers is the green area in this map. You can also take a taxi from outside the Terminal Building. A taxi from the airport to UNSW will cost approximately $40-$50; and to the city centre $50-$60. More information on those two options is available here.

To use public transport you will need tap on and off with either your American Express, Mastercard, Visa debit or credit card, or with an Opal card (see below). From the airport take the red Metroline 400 bus service to UNSW (towards Bondi junction; approximately 45 minutes) or the train T8 to Green Square Station and bus 370 to Anzac Parade.  

Full details on transport to and from Sydney Airport is available from the Airport's webpage.

Getting around
From September 2019, passengers can pay for public transport in Sydney by tapping on and off using American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or with an Opal Card. The Opal webpage contains information for traveling contactless (with a credit/debit card) and for using the Opal Card. You can purchase an Opal Card from newsagencies or convenience stores. The card is free, but you will need to put money on it and then pay as you go (tap on and off at every train and in every bus). A trip from UNSW to Coogee is about $2.20, a trip to the city centre about $4.

Journey information is available from the local public transport site. The app TripView Lite is advisable for live updates of buses and trains.

On Sundays, there is a flat-rate charge of $2.70 for public transport all day. This includes a trip to the Blue Mountains and all ferries, for example.

Travel to UNSW
The conference will be held in the Colombo Theatres at UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia at Kensington Campus. A campus map can be found here.