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Getting to Kiama


From Sydney: about 1 hour 40 mins to 2 hours, depending on the traffic. 

From Melbourne: 8 and a half hours assuming no stops

From Canberra: 2 hours 40 mins to 3 hours

From Adelaide: 14 hours

From Brisbane: 11 hours

From Perth: 41 hours!!


From Sydney Airport, you can fly to Shellharbour Airport. This was formerly called Illawarra Regional Airport, Albion Park Aerodrome or Wollongong Airport. It is an airport located in Albion Park Rail, Shellharbour City. 

An airport surcharge may be payable on top of the airline price. 

Shellharbour Airport to Kiama is a 20 minute drive, or 30 minute train ride.


Trains travel regularly from Sydney Airport and Central to Kiama.

Timetable and information here.

Opal Card are the easiest way to pay for your train travel. See this link for more information and how to get a card:

It's a good idea to apply for the Opal card a few months before the conference. Train fares then are more like $2.50 for seniors vs $8 - $10. 

More information

Queries about the conference can be directed to: 

Heather Miles,, 0408 696 356

Ralph Cartwright,, 0416 030 872

To register an expression of interest, click below:

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