3rd Global Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Congress
 


Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
Address         161 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000 
Phone            +61 2 9286 6000
Web               www.sheratonontheparksydney.com


Exploring Sydney

Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, Sheraton on the Park is the perfect starting point to explore the multi-faceted city of Sydney. To begin, venture across the hotel to discover the stunning Hyde Park, which boasts the grand Archibald Fountain, and further along, the breathtaking St. Mary’s Cathedral. Experience the city’s best shopping with the impressive Westfield Sydney, major department stores like David Jones and, luxury brands just steps away. For culinary adventures, stroll down one of the longest streets in Sydney CBD, Elizabeth Street, and discover the city’s hidden culinary gems.

Take a leisurely stroll to Sydney Harbour, home to the world famous Opera House and iconic Harbour Bridge. From here you can catch the ferry to Manly or Taronga Zoo for a quick escape from the vibrant city. Choose to visit Darling Harbour or Barangaroo, the perfect destination for waterfront dining, parks and harbor cruises, easily accessible in a matter of minutes. Don’t miss experiencing the world-famous Bondi Beach or neighbouring beachside suburbs, just a quick cab or bus ride away from the hotel.


See and Do 
From climbing Sydney’s most iconic landmark, to having a swim in Sydney’s Bondi Beach, the city has so much to offer. There are countless festivals, cultural exhibitions, days of celebration, and sporting events filling Sydney’s calendar. For further information on the many attractions you can experience in Sydney, click here.

Dining
Sydney is one of the most eclectic food capitals in the world, with diverse, fresh and creative cuisines to be savoured. Our restaurants span the full spectrum when it comes to catering for different tastes and budgets. Click here to explore some of Sydney's great restaurants.


General Information

Flights
Sydney Airport is Australia’s international gateway, serviced by all the major passenger airlines. It offers more than 600 scheduled services per week, including direct or one-stop services from major hub cities. 
If you would like assistance with your flights and get competitive prices, please contact the Congress Organiser.

Visa
All travellers other than Australian and New Zealand citizens need to present the following documents to officers in immigration clearance:

  • a valid passport or other acceptable travel document
  • a valid visa or authority to enter Australia (including electronic visas)
  • a completed and signed Incoming Passenger Card, including health and character declaration
Anyone who arrives without a valid travel document, visa or authority to enter Australia, may be refused entry to Australia or delayed until their identity and claims to enter Australia have been confirmed. Please visit the Department of Immigration’s website’s section for up to date information and further details on tourist visas, working holidays, business visits, students, immigration, Electronic Travel Authority (ETAs), visas and other useful contacts. For further information please visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Transport from Sydney Airport
Train - Sydney Airport is located just 17 minutes by train from the city. There are train stations located at both the International and Domestic terminals.  The closest train station to the Sheraton on the Park is St James Station. To view timetables and see more information, please click here to visit the Airport Link website.

Taxi - Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers. The estimated fare travelling from the airport to the CBD is $45 - $55 + $4.25 airport toll. 

Uber - Whether you’re travelling from the domestic or international terminal at Sydney Airport, you can now request an uberx to get where you need to go. The estimated fare travelling from the airport to the CBD is $34 - $44 + $4 airport surcharge. Please visit the Uber website for more information on pick up locations how to request your Uber.

Transport around Sydney
The Opal card is the only way to travel around Sydney on public transport. The opal card is an electronic card you keep, reload and reuse. The Opal network includes train, bus, ferry and light rail services in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands. For more information on the Opal card please click here.

Climate - December
During summer, average temperatures range from 18.6 - 25.8°C (65.5 - 78.4°F), and average humidity spikes to 65%. 

Time Zone
Sydney operates on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) which is UTC/GMT+10/11 depending on the time of year.