ICLS 2012

About Sydney

All main ICLS events will be held at the University of Sydney (Camperdown campus) in the New Law and Eastern Avenue Auditorium. Please see the program for more infromation on getting to and from the venue.

Registration/badge pick up opens from 3pm on Tuesday July 3rd in the Eastern Avenue Auditorium lobby. For a map and information, go here.

Worried about finding your way about the campus? We recommend downloading the Lost on Campus app.

Wondering what to do in Sydney? Check out our unofficial Rough Guide to Sydney (doc) with tips from the locals on what to see and where to go, put together by the CoCo team.

The conference will be held at the University of Sydney, just outside Sydney city centre. Sydney is a vibrant international city renowned for stunning beaches, world-class arts and entertainment, and gourmet dining, with fresh seafood and wines. Accolades for Sydney include "favourite foreign city", "most liveable city", and "most international city" to name a few.

It's also the ideal base for a range of adventures around Australia; sailing or scuba diving the crystal waters and remote islands of the Great Barrier Reef, discovering the rich rainforests and unique wildlife coast to coast, exploring the outback and ancient Aboriginal culture at Uluru, or cycling the many wine trails.


The conference will be held at the University of Sydney which is located near Sydney's downtown area (referred to locally as the Sydney CBD or central business district). Accommodation options are plentiful, from guesthouse and boutique-style rooms to student hostels and five-star hotels around the harbour.


There are plenty of other options for hotels in Sydney. Aggregator sites such as agoda.com can offer excellent deals or wotif.com.au is a good site for those booking in the months leading up to the event. Hotels located in Glebe, Camperdown and Darlington will all be within easy walking distance to the University, those in the city centre will be a little further (20-40 mins walk, depending) but will have easy access to public transport to get you to the conference.

Hostels and on-campus accommodation

Some on-campus residential colleges offer casual accommodation to students and visitors during the mid-year vacation in July, and most colleges and Sydney University Village offer casual accommodationn during the Christmas vacation. Visit the University of Sydney temporary accomodation website for more information.

Also available, via a staff member at the Uni, is a house in Forest Lodge within 20 minutes walk of the University. It sleeps 4-6 people and would suit two couples or a family, especially anyone wanting to extend their stay in Sydney around the conference dates. It is $1260 a week - view details and contact via www.121hereford.com.au

Other nearby options for accommodation include Sydney's excellent selection of YHAs. Book early, as YHAs will book out a few months in advance:

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