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Conference Location
Camperdown, NSW 2006


The Conference is located within University of Sydney's Camperdown campus. The University of Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, and is known internationally as leaders in education, research, student experience and graduate employability. Find out more here.

Conference Venue
Holme Building, Science Road, Univerisity of Sydney NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2050


The Symposium will take place in the Refectory room in the Holme building of the Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney. 


Originally, the Holme building was built in 1910 by architect Walter Liberty Vernon for the University Union and was named the The Union Building. It was renamed the Holme Building in 1975 after Ernest Rudolph Holme, who was President of the Union at various times between 1902 and 1913. The Refectory was originally built as a dining hall for the Union building but is now used for various social events (conferences, weddings, graduation ceremonies…).


In the Refectory there are three murals decorating the room. The first of three murals are by artist, Vergil Lo Schiavo, who donated his time and art over multiple decades. He was awarded the Sulman Prize in 1945 for the first mural titled “A Tribute to Shakespeare.” A second mural, “ A Tribute to Dickens” was commissioned for the Western Gallery in 1951 and completed onsite in 1952. The third larger mural in the Refectory, “Mankind” was painted by the artist in 1971. Lo Schiavo had studied painting in Rome and Florence and had painted murals for banks and public buildings in Sydney before the Union gave him permission to paint the murals in the Refectory.

Public Transport

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From Sydneys' Domestic and International airports:

Trains travel to and from Sydney Domestic and International Airports between 5am and midnight, 7 days a week.  The train station is located directly under the airport terminals and there are also taxi ranks and share-car services (Uber etc) at both airport terminals.  Bus services also connect to both terminals from surrounding suburbs.  The two terminals are connected by train and bus services.  The cost of a single ticket from either airport to Town Hall in the central business district of Sydney is between $18 and $19 (AUS). Local trips in are much cheaper and calculated based on the distance you travel (tap on and off).

Travel within the city:

Bus, trains, light rails and ferries are available in Sydney. Please check Trip Planner  to plan your trip around the city.


How to pay for public transport?

To catch a train, bus, light rail or ferry, you will need to get an Opal card or pay using a contactless credit or debit card or mobile device. You will then need to tap on when you start your trip and tap off when you get to your destination. Use the same device or card to tap on and tap off all public transport.

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