Sydney, Australia’s gateway city and the capital of the state of New South Wales is built around one of the largest, most beautiful harbours in the world and along miles of golden surfing beaches which stretch north and south of the city on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The beaches and harbour play a major role in the cultural and leisure lives of Sydneysiders – yachting, surfing, sailboarding, kit-surfing, swimming, walking, boating and fishing are all popular activities.
Many national parks and protected areas of natural bushland surround the city and the beautiful Blue Mountains are an easy journey on public transport to the west. Perhaps the most famous of Sydney’s landmarks is the spectacular Sydney Opera House with its graceful ‘sails’. The Opera House is just one of Sydney’s cultural centres, offering opera, ballet, drama and film. The historic ‘Rocks’ area, site of the original European settlement, is nearby, and this part of the harbour foreshore is a hub of activity for both local residents and visitors. Always present, and offering a richness that can only develop from 50,000+ years of continuous ownership and custodianship of the land, is the wealth of cultural diversity that indigenous Australian’s contribute to wider Australian society, that visitors to Sydney can explore and experience.
Sydney is a vigorous, cosmopolitan city, a major industrial, business and commercial centre and is endlessly fascinating in its variety and its beauty.
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International Convention Centre, Sydney
14 Darling Drive
Darling Harbour NSW 2000
T: +61 2 8297 7600
The 37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2022 will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney which features a striking contemporary design, leading technology and multipurpose spaces.
The International Convention Centre, Sydney (ICC Sydney) is at the heart of its very own Sydney Harbour waterfront precinct, set amongst restaurants, retail and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour. ICC Sydney is only a short walk away from Australia’s largest CBD and surrounding university and cultural quarters. Just 8 km from the airport, ICC Sydney is connected to a diversity of transport and accommodation choices.
Arrival into Sydney
Air: If flying into Sydney, you’ll land at the Sydney Airport (Airport code: SYD). Sydney’s central business district is 10km north of the International Airport and takes approximately 20-30 minutes via car.
Direct services are available from a number of international cities.
By taxi and rideshare
Traveling to Australia
Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).
There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.
Please refer to www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1 for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you.
Letter of Invitation if Required for Visas or Other Administrative Reasons
The Organising Committee can provide invitation letters to those who require it for visas or other necessary processes. However, this letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Australia and does not imply any commitment for the Organising Committee to provide financial support. Please contact the Organising Committee as early as possible if you require an invitation.
Live animals and plants, plant material, animal products and certain food from overseas could introduce some of the world’s most damaging pests and diseases into Australia. This could devastate our valuable agriculture and tourism industries and unique environment.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources works with state and territory governments, industry and the community, to maintain Australia’s clean and wholesome food supply—at home and abroad. Australia’s biosecurity system protects our human, animal and plant health by reducing the risk of unwanted pests and diseases arriving in the country. We all benefit from a strong biosecurity system so we all have a role to play.
You will be given an Incoming Passenger Card before you arrive in Australia. You must comply with the requirement to provide this information. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence.
You must mark YES on your card if you are carrying goods that may pose a biosecurity risk. These goods include plant material, animal products and certain food. A Department of Agriculture and Water Resources biosecurity officer may inspect declared goods during your border clearance.
We recommend that applicants applying for a paper-based visa lodge their application at least 6-8 weeks before their intended travel date to Australia. All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane. Travelers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival.
As a guide, temperatures in Sydney in December range from 18°C to 25°C.
All communication with registered delegates will be by email. If you register and do not receive a confirmation by email within 5 working days please contact the Conference Organisers Encanta Event Management by phone on +61 3 9863 7608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Organising Committee shall not be liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to personal property of registered participants of the conference.
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference Secretariat nor the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.
Whilst every attempt will be made that all features of the conference mentioned in this announcement will take place as scheduled, the Organising Committee reserves the right to make last minute changes as the need arises.
Conference Sessions: Smart Casual
Welcome Reception: Smart Casual
Gala Dinner: Semi-formal
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Host, Organising Committee and Encanta Event Management accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference Organisers nor the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.
The Conference Organisers recognise that some delegates may have special dietary needs. Please advise the Conference Organisers either via the registration form or in writing should you wish for them to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.
The New South Wales Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in and adjacent to venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centres in Sydney.
In registering for this event relevant details may be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, Encanta Event Management and other parties directly related to the Conference. Should you wish for your details not to be included in this list, please tick the privacy requested box on the registration form.