Please register for the Symposium via this Eventbrite link.

The symposium commences at 1.00pm on Thursday 21st November (Day 1) and reconvenes on Friday 22nd November (Day 2) from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Ticket registration is for both days.

A full schedule and information about the speakers is available here.

There is no charge for this event to enable as many people to attend as possible – as a result of the small budget, food options will be limited (meat and vegetarian options only). If you have specific dietary requirements (i.e. gluten free / vegan / halal etc) there are a number of food outlets on campus where these alternatives can be purchased.

The following is a summary of some transport options to the University of Wollongong main campus, but for more detailed information follow this link

UOW has a range of interactive maps. If you can’t find what you need in the information below, go to this site

By Bus

Public Transport Buses

Options for bus travel to UOW are detailed in the following link, including from the Campbelltown area, Far Northern, Northern, Central and Southern suburbs of Wollongong, and Southern Highlands rail and bus link. Go to site.  

Free Shuttle services

Details can be found here.

Download the free UOW Shuttle app at iTunes or Google Play 

Gong Shuttle (green bus, route no. 55A and 55C): This is a free shuttle service every 10 minutes, linking UOW to the city, the beach, Innovation Campus and Wollongong Train Station. Download route and stops here

The North Gong Shuttle* (route no. 9 and 9N): this connects North Wollongong Station with the main campus. The Gwynneville Keiraville (GK) Shuttle* connects the Wollongong Campus with Keiraville, Gwynneville and Wollongong. The GKC Shuttle runs clockwise, and the GKA runs anticlockwise (GKC/A services travel on different routes) (*Note: running on reduced service at this time). Download maps and timetables for all free shuttle bus services here.  

By Train

Wollongong is located on the South Coast line with a regular service from Sydney and Bomaderry in the south. The nearest stations to the university are North Wollongong Station and Wollongong station. Free shuttle buses operate from both these stations to the main campus (see Free Shuttle services).  For timetable information go to this site

In addition you could download a free transport app “TripView Lite” which displays Sydney Train/Bus/Ferry/Light Rail timetable data on your phone. All timetable data is stored on your phone, so it can be used offline. Available on iTunes and Google Play

By Car 

From Sydney

Getting to UOW: If you are driving yourself, here is some helpful information.

Parking: costs and locations

Free parking is available on Northfields Avenue and other side streets, however, some spaces are timed (2 hours and 4 hours) and are often taken by 9.00 am. 

Pay and Display parking is available on campus with free carpool parking for cars with 3 or more occupants (in P4 Western Carpark). The parking areas most convenient to the Forum location (Building 20) are:

  • P3 (South-Western) and P4 (Western) (max $9.60)
  • P2 (Main) and P5 (Northern) ($2.30 per hour) 
  • P1 Short term Parking Station (hourly rates apply, 4 hours or more $15.00 pay on exit). 

UOW Ticket parking information is available at this site

The UOW Parking App is great for up to date information

From the Airport

Here are the details for getting to UOW from the Airport.

Getting from the car park or UOW bus interchange to Building 20: 

See UOW Campus map (note: Building 20 is on the northern side of the Library (Building 16), opposite the Library main entrance):

Need a coffee??

We will supply coffee and tea on arrival but understand some of you may wish to obtain a ‘real’ coffee. Some options close by are:

  • Panizzi (Building 16),
  • Rush (Building 67),
  • Rush2 (Building 11),
  • Gypsy Jones (Building 17 arcade).

There are many accommodation options to suit a range of requirements and budgets in and around Wollongong CBD. However, if you want to stay in University accommodation, UOW has a range of student residences for short term stays.  All residences are a short distance to beaches, the city, shopping and the university campus.  Details can be found at UOW Short Stays and places to stay in Wollongong

Apart from the natural beauty of the beaches and coastline, which are easily accessible from the university, and the Wollongong Botanic Gardens – a stone’s throw away, there are many other activities and places to see if you have a bit more time to spare. The following links are a start: