Preparing Your Trip to Wollongong

Welcome to Wollongong, the host of the 19th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2024 host city! We are thrilled to have you join us for this exciting event. Below, you will find useful information to help you prepare for your trip to Wollongong and the University of Wollongong.

Travel Information

Sydney Airport (SYD) is the closest airport to Wollongong. It is important to make reservations for your travel to Sydney, Australia, with the airport code SYD.

It is important to confirm that you possess a valid visa before entering Australia. Please visit the visa page.

Please familiarize yourself with the current travel requirements and any recently issued travel advisories related to your trip to Australia.

Upon arriving in Sydney, transportation options to Wollongong include train, bus, or taxi. Please refer to the provided details for further information regarding travel to Wollongong.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the University of Wollongong. For more information on the conference venue, click here.

Accommodation Options

We recommend booking your accommodation in advance to ensure a comfortable stay during the conference.

Check out our Accommodation Page for a list of recommended hotels near the conference venue, each offering special rates for conference attendees.

Exploring Wollongong

While you’re in Wollongong, take some time to explore the city’s vibrant culture and attractions.

Discover the city’s stunning waterfront and enjoy delicious cuisine at various restaurants and cafes.

Climate and Dress Code

Wollongong has a temperate maritime climate in April, so be prepared for changing weather conditions.

We recommend bringing layers of clothing to stay comfortable throughout the day, as temperatures can vary.

Currency and Payments

The local currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD).

Major credit cards are widely accepted, but it’s a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases or in case of any unexpected situations.

Local Transportation

Wollongong has an efficient public transportation system, including a free bus from the city centre to the university, making it easy to get around the city.

If you prefer private transportation, various ride-sharing services and taxis are also available.

Contact Us

If you have any specific questions or need further assistance preparing for your trip, please contact our support team at

We can’t wait to welcome you to Wollongong for the 19th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2024. Prepare for a memorable networking experience, learning, and exploring this beautiful city!