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Australian National University, Canberra 3-7 July 2016

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Visa Requirements

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Consulate. You can also apply for certain types of visas online.

Arriving in Australia by Air

The nearest international airport is Sydney Airport.


Travel from Sydney to Canberra is usually by one of three methods:

  • Coach (RECOMMENDED).

    Coach Travel time is approximately 3.5 hours depending on traffic. This is about equal to or less than the time taken to transfer between Sydney airports, airport security checks, flight to Canberra and then cab to the city. If you choose this (recommended) method, you'll get the opportunity to see some of rural NSW, or doze, as the mood takes you.


    • Murrays run a comfortable, hassle-free, very reasonably priced hourly Express Service between Sydney and Canberra (24/7 at the time of writing this). It picks up and sets down passengers in only two locations in Sydney: Central Railway Station (for those staying overnight in Sydney CBD) and Sydney International Airport (NB) and arrives and departs from one location in Canberra, their terminus at the Jolimont Centre, which is in walking distance of the Conference venue and accommodation.


    • Greyhound Australia also offer a service, though not as often.


  • Air. The domestic terminal in Sydney From the Sydney domestic air terminal in Sydney to Canberra Airport. Ground transport between the Sydney international and domestic terminals is available in the Arrivals halls of the Airports. Travel from Canberra Airport to the City and conference venue/accommodation is best undertaken by taxi, which should cost less that AUS$20. Uber taxis are common in Canberra. Consider.


  • Car Hire (several companies).


Coach Departure Point- Sydney International Airport

Leave the arrivals Hall and turn right, following the 'To Bus and Coach' sign. Walk to the end of the covered walkway and you will see the bus parking bays. Zooming in on the map above, these can be seen near the 'International Terminal' mark as white rectangles.

ACCOMMODATION FOR ICAD 2016–All walking distance to the conference venue.


    This is an on-campus boutique hotel with wonderful old rooms that have balconies, just minutes from the conference venue. Most rooms have two single beds in them, and you can book these as a single or double occupancy (1 or 2 people).


    We have a group reservation under the name ICAD. The rooms will be held in a block until 4–5 weeks prior to the start date. Rooms after that time will be subject to availability. If you know you are coming, then book early.


    The per-night rates are as follows:

    • Single room, shared facilities (4 only) $100.
    • Twin Room, single occupancy $135.
    • Twin Room, double occupancy, $140.
    • Queen Suite, single occupancy $150.
    • Queen Suite, double occupancy, $154.



    • Canberra City YHA


      "Located in the city centre, Canberra City YHA is the perfect base to explore Australia's capital. Hire a bike or walk to many major attractions. Enjoy the lively nightlife of this university city at the YHA's underground bar. A huge range of shops, cafes, restaurants and theatres are around the corner and coach terminal is a short walk away.


      "Hostel features a variety of room types, indoor pool, spa, sauna, fully-equipped kitchen, bbq, on-site café, bar and 24-hour reception. Free Wi-Fi hotspot for guests, premium Wi-Fi Plus also available."


    • Civic Pub Backpackers



      "Be close to the city centre at this dormitory style accommodation over a pub, in hipster Braddon. Each room has four to six beds. Linen is provided. There's a small communal kitchen and shared bathroom facilities. The pub downstairs offers a wide range of pub food and a number of pool tables.


      "Civic Pub Backpackers is in Braddon, approximately 500 metres from the city centre."



    Here is a link to Google maps query "accommodation in Canberra CBD". The conference venue is labelled Llewellen Hall on the map— at about the (vertical) middle on the Left-Hand-Side.
    Google map of accommodation options in Canberra City


Map marked with sites mentioned.