Where is the ACMC08 Conference?

The conference will be held at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, located on Macquarie St, opposite the junction with Bridge Street. It is next to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the gates to Government House. It is easily accessible by public transport. There is no public parking on the site, howerver there is a short stay drop off point for disabled patrons and deliveries.

Arriving in Sydney

If arriving in Sydney from overseas you will land at the Sydney International terminal of the Kingsford Smith Airport, otherwise, you will land at the Domestic terminal. There is a railway link from the airport to Central station. The single adult fare from Sydney International Airport to Sydney Central station is A$13.80 (as of January 2008). The trip to the CBD should take 10-15 minutes. It is possible to get off the train at Circular Quay station, which is the nearest to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Alternatively go to Wynyard, Martin Place stations. You can take connecting trains busses or ferries from Circular Quay or Central station to another destination.

Sydney Airporter charges A$12 from Sydney International Airpport to central Sydney, Kings Cross and Darling Harbour with the airport shuttle bus. The trip takes about 25 minutes, longer in heavy traffic conditions.

Taking a taxi from the airport to the CBD should cost approximately A$30.00


Accommodation ranges from backpackers to five star hotels throughout the CBD and close suburbs.

The closest accomodation to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is the Royal Automobile Club or Australia It is Ideal for anyone looking for close accommodation in the heart of Sydney at rates unmatched by other CBD venues. It includes Continental breakfast.

Those wanting to experience some of Sydney’s finest restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs can have a look at the following hotels:

L’otel Accommodations;

Morgans of Sydney;

Devere Hotel;

Macleay Services Apartments;

Best Western Azure Hotel (Formerly know as the Sheraton where the Beatles stayed during their Sydney visit in 1964);

Holiday Inn Potts Point.
All are a 2-5 minutes walk from Kings Cross station which is a 7 minute trip to Circular Quay or around a 25-30 minute stroll to the Conservatorium.

There are over 50 backpacker hostels in the Kings Cross area.
The Top 10 can be found here: backpackersAccommodation is also available at discounted rates at the following hotels located near Central station (about a 20 minute bus ride to the Conservatorium or a walk through the city). For more information on the discount rate please send an email to the conference administration.

At the Mercure Sydney rooms start from $129 AUD tel: (02) 9217 6666 quoting account number AS86702 and contract number 249313
Medina Executive Sydney Central from $130 AUD tel: 1 300 633 432 and quote ‘University of Sydney’

The Ferry ride to Manly is the perfect way to discover other suburbs and take advantage of the Sydney harbour. Manly is accessed by Ferry (30 minutes) or Jetcat (15minutes). Accomodation is available near the Ferry wharf at:

Manly Lodge;

Periwinkle Guest House in Manly Cove;

Manly Paradise near the beach for any surfers out there.


More information about the city of Sydney is available at

The official city website:



All relevant information about Sydney transport is found on the Transport Infoline More detailed information about Sydney Ferries. We recommend purchasing a FerryTen or weekly TravelPass if you intend to stay in Harbour locations.


Secure Parking, Hudson Building 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney (underneath Hudson House near the corner of Bridge and Macquarie Street offers an after hours and weekend discount rate for Conservatorium patrons)

Sir Stanford Hotel Macquarie St (Car park entry from Albert St)

Sydney Opera House Car Park Macquarie St

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