Travel Information

Our Conference is being held at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, 2-14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong NSW 2520. The location is situated about 60-90 minutes South of Sydney depending on your mode of transport or which route you take. The information below is provided to assist with your travel plans.

Bus from Sydney Domestic Airport

Transport from Sydney Domestic Airport to the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach will be available for conference delegates on 2 buses scheduled at the following pick up times at a cost of $22 (one way):

  • 10.30am, Monday 26th August (Depart Sydney Airport to Novotel Wollongong)
  • 3.00pm, Monday 26th August (Depart Sydney Airport to Novotel Wollongong)

The journey will take approximately 90 minutes.

Note: Return bus trips will be available after the conference, travelling from the Novotel Wollongong to Sydney Domestic Airport and will depart on Wednesday 28th August at 2.30pm ($22).

Bookings are essential. Please select this option during your registration.


The scenic train trip from Sydney (Central Station) to Wollongong is 90 minutes and is located on Sydney Train's South Coast Line. Sydney Trains operate commuter trains at regular intervals to Wollongong.

If travelling from the domestic or international airports catch a train on the airport line to Wolli Creek Station. Disembark and board the next South Coast Line train to Wollongong. This journey will take approximately 90 minutes from Wolli Creek Station.

To view the Sydney Trains website please click here.

The Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is within easy walking distance from North Wollongong Station, or catch the FREE Gong Shuttle Bus from Wollongong Station and get off at the Bourke Street stop just outside the hotel.


Driving to Wollongong is easy and the quickest route from Sydney is on the M1 Princes Motorway. About an hour's drive, you'll need to take the Mount Ousley Road exit as you drive down Mount Ousley coming into Wollongong. From here turn right onto the Princess Highway, then a left onto Bourke Street and head straight to the beach where you'll find Cliff Drive and the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach.

If you're feeling particularly leisurely in making your way there, the Grand Pacific Drive is the most picturesque way to get from Sydney to Wollongong. Taking the Helensburgh exit off the Motorway, continue on through Stanwell Park and follow the well-signed coastline to Wollongong.

Parking & Access to the Hotel

Guest Car Parking - There are two levels of parking directly underneath the Hotel with internal lift access to the lobby and function rooms. The following rates apply:

  • Day Delegates: $7.50 per vehicle
  • Overnight Delegates: $7.50 per vehicle

Car parking is subject to availability and cannot be pre-booked. Please note the car park has a height restriction is 2.1metres.