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UNSW Kensington campus is located on the unceded territory of the
Bedegal people who are the Traditional Owners of the land.

A top-down view of where the sand meets the water at a crowded beach

We're only 6km from both the CBD and the Airport, and just a downhill stroll to Coogee beach!

The Colombo Theatres are one of the newest venues at the University of New South Wales. Flowing with natural light, this space includes three tiered lecture theatres, two flat floor spaces and foyer space for catering and networking. The Theatres are located on High Street across from the Fig Tree Theatre.

The easiest access to the Colombo Theatres is via Gate 4 on High St.




The IGNSS Sydney Harbour dinner cruise will be held on the evening of Day 1.
Experience amazing views of Sydney’s city skyline cruising around the harbour at sunset!

Wednesday, 7th February
Boarding time:
Return time:
10:30pm (approx)
Captain Cook III
Departing from:
King St Wharf, Berth 2 (confirmed)
Dress code:
Business / Smart Casual
Included in all 3-day tix, additional tickets available separately

There is no group-transport provided between UNSW and King St Wharf, however we recommend catching the city-bound Light Rail from either of the UNSW High St or UNSW Anzac Pde stands and disembarking at Wynyard. From there it is a short walk downhill towards the wharf. If you do not have an Opal Card to access Sydney Public Transport, a credit card can also be used to to swipe on and off at the Opal points. 

Alternatively, you may wish to travel by Uber/Taxi which will be able to drop you closer to the wharf.

If you are unsure about travel to the wharf please approach a member of the committee and we will happily assist. 


Wharf location

Coogee Beach, looking toward Crown Plaza Hotel


Allocation Exhausted

We are happy be partnering with the Crowne Plaza at Coogee Beach as this year's official Conference accommodation. To utilise the conference discount please book via the button below. 

Note: Some space may open up in the case of cancellations, but as of 5th January there was no availability for the full set of conference days.

Options for nearby accommodation are filling up fast, so we recommend trying to book as soon as possible. Here are our suggestions for alternatives:


Coogee Sands Hotel

5% Discount available to IGNSS2024 delegates, however delegates must advise that they are attending a UNSW conference at the time of booking, and bookings must be made directly via phone or email with the hotel.

Sydney Lodges

Sydney Lodges operate a variety of simple self-service style lodges in Randwick, all within easy walking distance of the campus.

For those seeking more options or alternative types of accommodation, we recommend staying in Randwick or Coogee as the nearest suburbs to the conference venue. Our UNSW venue is also convenient to the airport or to the Sydney CBD via public transport should those areas be more convenient for your stay.


Check out the Destination NSW Sydney-East site for more information on activities and sightseeing, as well as for accommodation options to meet any budget.


Activities: Randwick or Coogee

The local L2 Light Rail stop at Randwick

Getting here

Public Transport

UNSW Kensington is easily accessible by public transport. You can catch a train to Central or the CBD, catch the L2 Randwick Line or L3 Kingsford Line Light Rail, or if coming from the airport, there is a bus service linking both the Domestic and International terminals straight to campus. Explore the map below or download the PDF. You can find more details information on the UNSW "Getting Here" website.



Visitors can pay online for all-day campus parking in “UNSW Permit Holder Only (Unreserved)” zones via the UNSW vPermit site ($26 per day). You will need to Register for vPermit account with your personal contact and vehicle details first as this system uses optical character recognition of your number plate. Permits are valid on the day of purchase only and cannot be purchased in advance.

Alternatively, metered parking is generally available on the top level of the multi-story carpark located via Gate 11 Botany Street Kensington. 2P and 4P short-term casual visitor is also available via Gate 2, Gate 5 and Gate 8 High St, Gate 14 Barker St and Western Campus (next to NIDA) via Day Ave Kensington. All drivers using metered parking are to register and pay for casual parking with CellOPark App. Metered Parking costs a minimum of $15.50 for 2 hours then $4.75/hour thereafter for up to 12 hours.

See the UNSW Parking website for further info. 

Electric vehicle charging stations are available at UNSW and are located on the top floor of the Botany St car park (entry via Gate 11). Charging fees apply on top of the parking rates mentioned above. For more information please click here.

Image by Kenzie Broad

Around Town


UNSW is convenient to both the CBD and to Coogee Beach for those wishing to take in some sightseeing or recreation time whilst in Sydney. Check out the Destination NSW Sydney tourism site for more information on activities and sightseeing, as well as accommodation options to meet any budget.

See also: 

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