The Host

About the University of Wollongong

UOW was founded on the donations of local people with a vision of a brighter future for our region. Since then, we’ve become one of the world’s best modern universities, working with industry, research partners, governments, and communities, to address society’s critical economic, environmental, social and medical challenges. Our researchers, graduates and teachers inspire a better future through education, research and partnership. And they are recognised as some of the best in the world.

Getting to Campus

From the Sydney Airport

Wollongong is 80km from Sydney Airport’s International and Domestic terminals. Transport options to Wollongong include:

Public transport: Wollongong is 85 minutes by train from Sydney Airport. North Wollongong Station, on the South Coast Line, is the closest station to the University.

The Transport for NSW Trip Planner provides scheduled train times. Search for a journey from the “International Airport” or “Domestic Airport” to “North Wollongong Station”.  Take the train from the International or Domestic terminal to Wolli Creek.  From here, change to a Port Kembla, Dapto or Bomaderry train (South Coast Line). Alight at North Wollongong Station. 

free shuttle bus operates between North Wollongong Station and the Wollongong Campus.

Taxis and private transport: Taxis do not generally operate between Sydney Airport and Wollongong. Several private transport companies provide airport pick-up services using small buses or hire cars.  Some rideshare companies also operate between Sydney and Wollongong.

From Wollongong to the campus

North Gong (NG) Shuttle

The NG Shuttle links the Wollongong campus with North Wollongong Station.
Route 9 stops around the Ring Road, and Route 9N runs directly between the station and Northfields Ave bus interchange.
This service operates weekdays 7:50am to 10:00pm.
The service operates a full-service timetable during sessions and exams and reduced services during recess periods.  Check the timetable for exact details.  
All UOW buses are low-floor wheelchair accessible, except in exceptional circumstances. 


Gong Shuttle

This is a free shuttle service funded by Transport for NSW, UOW and Wollongong City Council. This service travels in clockwise (55C) and anticlockwise (55A) loops connecting UOW to the city, the beach, Innovation Campus, Campus East and Fairy Meadow.

Hours of operation are:

  • Weekdays: 07:00 – 18:00 every 10 minutes, 18:00 – 22:00 every 20 minutes
  • Saturdays: 09:40 – 17:20 every 20 minutes 
  • Sundays & Public Holidays: 09:40 – 17:20 Up to 20-minute frequency
  • It operates all year round on weekdays, weekends, and public holidays.
  • All Gong Shuttles are wheelchair accessible.


Venue for the workshops/tutorials/doctoral consortium

UOW Wollongong campus – building 6, rooms: 101, 105, 209

Venue for the conference sessions

UOW Wollongong campus – building 11, room: Thought Bubble

Venue for the industry track and poster sessions

UOW Wollongong campus – building 11, room: Brains Trust

The City of Wollongong

As Australia’s tenth largest city, its nearly 300,000 residents get the best of urban living and coastal relaxation just 80km from Sydney. Perfectly situated on the south coast of New South Wales at the foot of the Illawarra Escarpment, the city enjoys a pleasant climate, averaging 25°C in summer and 17°C in winter. See Visit Wollongong for more information about the city.