Travel Information

Travelling to Australia

All international conference attendees coming to Australia in March will have to apply for a travel visa. Australia has various options for visas for conference delegates. Depending on your country of origin, visas processing can take anywhere between 1 day and 6 weeks.

General advice on visas will be provided on this page in coming weeks, but for accurate and up-to-date information, be sure to head to the Australian Department of Home Affairs website to explore your visa options.

Entry into Australia

What to do before you arrive in Australia?

Australia has very strict biosecurity and quarantine laws. This is to protect Australia’s distinctive agriculture and unique wildlife. Prior to your arrival in Sydney, you will be provided with an Incoming Passenger Card. On this card you will be required to declare any risk goods you have brought with you. Risk goods include certain foods, plant materials and animal products, where an extensive list of these materials and products can be found here. If you declare any goods, a biosecurity officer will be inspect them upon entry. If they are high risk, you may have to pay for them to be treated, or exported from Australia or destroyed. If they are low risk, they will be returned to you.

We recommend all conference delegates review the complete list of goods prior to travelling to Australia.

Hotels and Accommodation

Sydney has approximately 36,782 hotel/motel rooms and serviced apartments, with half located in the city center. Over 4,000 hotel rooms are within the Darling Harbour precinct so you can walk to and from the ICC Sydney with ease.

We recommend the below hotels for your stay in Sydney. Each of the recommended hotels are conveniently located and are offering 10% off their best available rate for all IYNC2020 delegates. These discounts, ready for you to use, can be found here.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (Brand new hotel, adjacent from ICC)
Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour (4 minute walk from ICC)
Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour (5 minute walk from ICC)  
Novotel Sydney Darling Square (Opposite ICC theatre)

Note: A discount code will be provided upon registration. For a full list of accommodation options please refer to the ICC recommended list of hotels

The ICC Sydney

The International Convention Centre Sydney is Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct. Located in a prime waterfront setting within the Darling Harbour precinct in the heart of Sydney, the ICC Sydney combines technological innovation with versatile spaces.

How to Get There

See the ICC Sydney Website for for up-to-date travel information for getting to and from the venue.

Getting Around Sydney

Most places you will need to visit are easily accessible by foot, however the city has an extensive public transport network consisting of light rail, ferries, trains and buses that are also available. Check out Destination NSW Travel Information for more advice.