Getting to Canberra

Canberra is Australia’s capital city, with a population of 410,000 people. Situated within the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra is approximately 150km inland from the east coast and has an elevation of 580m.

Canberra is 280km south-west of Sydney, Australia’s largest city and a major travel hub. Canberra is accessible by road, rail and air.

Canberra airport is 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre, easily accessible by car, bus or taxi. The airport offers frequent and direct services to Australia’s major regional centres and capital cities. All major car rental brands have counters at the airport,

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If you are driving to the conference, Canberra is accessible from several major motorways. Google maps will show you the best available option for your trip. Road tolls may apply.

Canberra’s railway station is location in Kingston, not far from the conference venue. Direct train services run several times per day between Canberra Station and Sydney’s Central Station.

If travelling from Melbourne, connections must be made at Yass or Goulburn. For timetables, fares and online bookings visit or call 13 22 32.

Major coach companies Murrays and Greyhound deliver interstate travellers to the Jolimont bus station in civic. Both companies offer regular express journeys to Sydney’s Central Station and Sydney Domestic Airport. Greyhound also offers daily services to Melbourne.

While in Canberra, the Transport Canberra bus network will get you around the city. For journey planners, timetables and fares, visit

Uber is widely available in Canberra, particularly in the inner north and inner south areas. Several taxi firms service the region, including Canberra Elite Taxis, ACT Cabs, Silver Service Cabs and Cabxpress.

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