Welcome to Sydney


Sydney, Conference Venue

The PVSEC-31 Organising Committee would like to thank and acknowledge UNSW for providing the Conference venue in these challenging times.

UNSW Venue Supporter

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is located in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, minutes from incredible beaches loved by locals! The recently refurbished Sir John Clancy Auditorium is an impressive multi-purpose space surrounded by many notable industry buildings, set within the grounds of UNSW.

With the recent expansion of the Light Rail around Sydney’s East, visitors have direct access to Sir John Clancy Auditorium from Sydney’s CBD with a short 30-minute journey throughout Sydney Central and the Eastern Suburbs. The venue is only 10km from Sydney’s International and Domestic Airports and is in close proximity to bustling cafes, restaurants, retail and accommodation in Randwick, Kensington, and Coogee. One of the most well-known beaches in Sydney, Coogee Beach, is only 2.5km away from UNSW.

Host City

Sydney, Host City

Built around the largest, most beautiful harbour in the world, Sydney is undoubtedly the most exciting city in the southern hemisphere. It is the largest and oldest city in Australia which is home to over 4.5 million people. From the iconic, heritage-listed Opera House to the golden beaches stretching into the Pacific Ocean – Sydney is the place for everyone.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge to see panoramic views from the top of this Australian icon, visit the historic ‘Rocks’ area, or take a surfing lesson at Bondi Beach – famous for its golden sands and turquoise waters. There’s so much to see and do!

What’s more, the city offers an exciting variety of attractions, including designer boutiques, fine restaurants, chic bars and lavish department stores. Surrounded by numerous national parks and protected areas of natural bushland, the beautiful Blue Mountains are only a short journey to the west and offer sights that simply cannot be missed.

Sydney is a cosmopolitan city, a major industrial, business and commercial centre and is endlessly fascinating in its variety and beauty – make sure you make the most of what it has to offer.

Here are some useful links to help you best plan your time when you are visiting Sydney:

Click here to find out more about where else you can visit whilst in Australia

Find out what is happening in Sydney from TimeOut or Concrete Playground