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University of Wollongong

The main conference venue will be the McKinnon Building (Building 67) on UOW’s main campus.


Off Campus Accommodation

All accommodation below must be booked directly with the accommodation provider. 

Novotel Northbeach

The Novotel overlooks Wollongong's stunning Northbeach and has a full suite of amenities (24 hour reception and room service, 204 accommodation rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, pool, spa, sauna and gym, laundry and dry cleaning services, charges apply for Wi-Fi and undercover car parking). It is located at the north end of the harbour area in close proximity to numerous restaurants. A discount of ~20% off current rates is available to attendees (Standard rooms $182, Ocean View rooms $202, Balcony rooms $222) by contacting the Novotel and quoting “IC19 Conference”.

Ph (02) 4224 3111, or email at [email protected] 

Pioneer Sands Towradgi

The Pioneer Sands Towradgi is not far from the free bus (connecting to the conference venue), and is near UOW's Innovation Campus and is the traveller-rated accommodation in Wollongong. Located only a short walk away from beautiful Towradgi beach but further from Wollongong city centre. The hotel has a gym and an outdoor pool.

19 Carters Lane, Towradgi, NSW 2518

All prices are estimated standard rates, please enquire with the hotel directly.

One Bedroom Apartment: $169.00
One Queen size bed + an option of a sofa bed for additional $35.00

One Bedroom King Apartment: $179.00
One King size bed (king can also be split into 2 singles) + an option of a sofa bed for additional $35.00

Two Bedroom Apartment: $249.00
Two Queen size beds

Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment: $299.00
One Queen size bed, one King size bed (the King bed can also be split into 2 singles) + an option of a sofa bed for an additional $35.00



Quest Wollongong

The Quest Wollongong is a four-star apartment hotel, located near the city centre and the beach.  A short walk to the free bus connecting to the conference venue. Also near Corrimal and Crown street eateries.

A small discount is available for conference attendees with the code: EVENTS

All prices are estimated standard rates, please enquire with the hotel directly.

One Bedroom Apartment $195 per night
Spacious one bedroom apartment, with separate lounge area, full kitchen featuring stovetop and oven, desk, laundry facilities, Queen bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, TV & DVD player.

Two Bedroom Apartment (two bathrooms) $369 per night
Spacious two bedroom apartment featuring 2 king split beds allowing options of a split bed and 2 singles, 4 singles or 2 King split beds, separate lounge/dining area, full kitchen with stovetop and oven, desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, TV & DVD player, two bathrooms.


Best Western City Sands

Four-star hotel, situated within the Wollongong Golf Club and five minutes' walk to the heart of Wollongong CBD, WIN Entertainment Centre, WIN Stadium, local beaches and attractions.

Apartment - 1 King 2 Singles $199 per night
(same price for 1 bed Queen room with ocean view)
Two bedrooms, non-smoking, work desk, sofabed, mountain views, cable TV. 

Sage Hotel

A sleek upmarket hotel situated only a few minutes walk from the city centre and even closer to the southern end of City Beach.  Free high speed Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, gym, two restaurants, bar, laundry facilities, and a wide array of options for rooms including those with stunning ocean views.  Please see the Hotel website.

Nan Tien Temple

Looking for an experience during your stay? Then Nan Tien Temple could be for you. Check out the website for more information.