The Locale

Welcome to Sydney! There are many ways you might engage with the city and its many attractions while you are here. Our aim is for you to feel welcome, happy to be here and have a good time!

Penny's Transport TipsPenny's PicksSo, Penny B has been out and about exploring the neighbourhood around Sancta, and Sydney more broadly. This page contains a treasure trove of useful information she has gathered about  neighbourhood basics such as the weather, eating out, where to get a decent coffee and other such everyday essentials. There are also insights into the Sydney transport system and some great ideas for what you could do in your free time before, during or after the conference.  Keep an eye out for Penny’s Picks and Penny’s Transport Tips!

We’ll keep updating this page as new treasures come to light and Penny will also be available in person throughout the conference to assist you with ideas, queries and some printed resource material.


Neighbourhood Basics


weatherWhat is the weather like in January? Where will I find the nearest supermarket or pharmacy? Where can I go for a swim or to the gym? Where can I get a decent coffee? Click here for the answer to these (and other)  essential questions.


Getting About

nsw transSydney is well serviced by an extensive public transport network of trains, buses and ferries as well as multiple taxi fleets. For more detail on planning your trip, fares and tips on getting to and from the venue click here.

Wondering what to do with your Free Time?

sydneyFeeling adventurous? Would you like to do some sightseeing? Indulge in some Art, Theatre, Music , Cinema? Did you know whilst you are in town the Sydney Festival is on? Fancy an interesting historical walk? A ferry tour to see the harbour sights? A Bridge Climb?
Penny's Picks

Then check out Penny’s Picks on what to do with your Free Time for a veritable cornucopia of ideas for fun, exciting, entertaining and interesting things to consider. And if that doesn’t whet your whistle try