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How to reach Wollongong

The closest international airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith airport.

There are alternative options to reach Wollongong:

  • by car. It is possible to rent a car at the airport.

  • by trainWollongong is located on the Sydney Train's South Coast Line. Sydney Trains operate commuter trains at regular intervals to Wollongong. If travelling from the domestic or international airports catch a train on the airport line to Wolli Creek Station. Disembark and board the next South Coast Line train to Wollongong. This journey will take approximately 90 minutes from Wolli Creek Station. To view the time table of the trains click here.

  • by  shuttle. You can book transfers from and to the airport at . The shuttle will bring you to your accommodation in Wollongong. 

Accommodations in Wollongong - suggestions:
- Wollongong Serviced Apartments
- Quest apartments 
- Adina Apartments
- Mantra Wollongong
- Best Western
- Normandie

All visitors to Australia are required to obtain a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) in advance to be granted entry to Australia. An ETA provides authorisation to travel to and enter Australia and is electronically linked to your passport. An ETA is for short term stays for tourism or business visitor activities such as attending a conference/meeting, or for contractual negotiations.
You can apply for a visa through the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) online and you'll be issued a visa instantly if you have a passport from one of the following countries:

  • Brunei-Darussalam

  • Canada

  • Hong Kong (SAR PRC)

  • Japan

  • Korea, Rep of (South)

  • Malaysia

  • Singapore

  • United States

The Visa application process costs AUD$20.00 using your credit card. Please visit the following website to apply:

click here to start Visa Application Process - go to Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a passport holder of any other country than those listed above, you will need to visit Visa Finder to determine your specific visa entry requirements.

  • You need to select Business activities as this reflects that you are attending a conference.

  • Input your country of passport and age and click next. You are then directed to which visa is appropriate for you.


Important: It is your responsibility when travelling or transiting on your journey to ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirement of Immigration and other Government Authorities. We recommend that your passport has at least 6 months validity from the last stopover point.


Please refer to for further information.

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