Accommodation & Transport

Accommodation & Transport

Recommended Hotel: The Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach

We have negotiated special group rates at the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach Sydney Hotel ( 

Room Prices and Breakfast:

  • The hotel has reserved 160 rooms for the World Meeting: 80 with a city view, and 80 with an ocean view. Rates will be AUD$255 for a room with views of the city and AUD$335 for views of the Pacific Ocean. These blocks of rooms will held from Monday July 18 through Saturday July 23, 2016.
  • Breakfast is available for an extra AUD $25 at the hotel or for approximately AUD$15-20 at one of the many terrific cafes in Coogee, just around the corner from the hotel.
  • Note: Prices are in Australian dollars. Currently the exchange rate with the Euro and US Dollar will reduce the cost of accommodation.

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Macquarie University Accommodation

Accommodation is also available at two Macquarie University Hotels, the MGSM Executive and the Travelodge. Both are located on the university's picturesque grounds, have lovely views, and are well appointed (see pictures below). We have reserved special rates at the Travelodge: single occupancy with breakfast $185 per night; double occupancy with breakfast $200 per night.


The Travel Lodge Hotel at Macquarie University 


View from the Macquarie MGSM Executive hotel

Alternative hotel list

Please note - the costs for these hotels are only current at the time of putting this information online and may change.

Alternative accommodation is available at the Medina Serviced Apartments ( and Coogee Sands Apartments ( at UNSW preferred rates in 2016. Moreover, student attendees may wish to stay at one of the many affordable youth hostels in Coogee (known as "backpackers" in Australian English).  Here are more accommodation options with indicative prices (subject to change).

Adina Apartment Hotel Coogee
Per night: Studio $162.40; 1 bedroom Apartment $206.40; 2 bed Apartment $290 Apartment

Avonmore Park**
Per night: $165-$260; Flat rate, any room for 1 week $1155

The Sebel Surry Hill
Daily: approx Superior $180 Deluxe $200

Surf-Side Coogee (Backpackers)
$30/night share or $59/night single or $69/night double or twin

Addison Hotel
Per night: Standard $130; Family $182

The Harbour Phoenix
Apartment: 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom from $225 per night

Randwick Waldorf Serviced Apartments
Apartment: 5+nights - 1 bedroom from $150 per night ($1050pw)

Waldorf Apartment: 5+nights - 2 bedroom from $220 per night ($1540pw)

Sydney Lodges Randick:


Airport Accessibility: The hotel is located 12 kilometres from Sydney's International Airport. Delegates can travel via taxi (approximately AUD$35 one-way). It takes less than 30 minutes to travel from the airport to the hotel. This is important as most delegates will be travelling from overseas and will no doubt want to get to the hotel immediately.

Travel to/from the University: Delegates can walk from the hotel, which takes approximately 25 minutes. Alternatively, they can take the M50 or 370 bus from Coogee Beach, which stops directly at the university in just 7 minutes. The bus stop is clearly marked at Coogee Beach with timetables and friendly locals. Buses leave to/from the university every 10-15 minutes. Fares are just AUD$2.80 each way.

Travel to/from the Central Business District (downtown) and Sydney Harbour: Most parts of the city can be reached by bus from Coogee in 30 minutes. The Opera House is a bit further away (i.e., 45 minutes bus ride).

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