October 16-20 2023 | Hybrid | Sydney, Australia


About Sydney

Sydney is a vibrant and iconic city located on Australia’s southeastern coast. Known for its stunning harbor, the city is home to the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, making it a picturesque destination for travelers. With its diverse culture, thriving arts scene, and beautiful beaches, Sydney offers a unique blend of modern cosmopolitan living and natural beauty.

Sydney, Australia, boasts a plethora of tourist attractions that cater to a wide range of interests. In addition to Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, there are a number of other stunning waterfront views and architectural marvels. Darling Harbour is a bustling entertainment precinct with museums, restaurants, and leisure activities. Bondi Beach attracts visitors with its golden sands and vibrant surf culture, while Taronga Zoo showcases an array of wildlife in a picturesque setting. Additionally, visitors can explore the historic district of The Rocks, enjoy panoramic views from the Sydney Tower Eye, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Circular Quay and its surrounding neighborhoods. With its mix of natural beauty, cultural sites, and exciting experiences, Sydney promises an unforgettable journey for every traveler.

More information: https://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-city/citycentre/destination-information/sydney

Discounts for experiences

Registered delegates attending ISMAR 2023 can access an exclusive 10% discount offer on a range of experiences and attractions in Sydney, New South Wales.

Enjoy all that Sydney has to offer. From cruises on Sydney Harbour, Aussie animal encounters at a Sydney Zoo or a performance at Sydney Opera House. And explore beyond the city, with an abundance of things to do in the mountains, coast and wine regions of New South Wales.

The discount code will be sent in a welcome email. Use this code upon check out when making your booking via the Sydney Experiences website.

The special rates are available from one week prior to the conference, through to one-week after the conference.

Bookings are subject to standard Terms and Conditions and you can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for further information or support.

Discounts for SXSW

For the first time since its creation in 1987, the iconic SXSW – the world’s leading business event for the tech, cultural, and creative industries – is heading out of Austin TX, and making its way to Sydney from 15 – 22 October 2023. In collaboration with the NSW Government through Destination NSW, SXSW Sydney will be an annual event held each October. Set to be the largest event of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, SXSW Sydney will see a convergence of Tech and Innovation, Games, Music, Screen, and Culture over 8 days and 7 nights.

In recognition of the important role that mixed and augmented reality will play in the future of Technology and Entertainment, SXSW Sydney is offering 50 percent off the price of a badge to IEEE ISMAR 2023 delegates. Visit the https://sxswsydney.com/attend/ website and use the redemption code that will be sent in a welcome email. For more information, view the schedule at https://schedule.sxswsydney.com/.

Entry to Sydney

All visitors, except New Zealand nationals, should apply for a visa to enter Australia. Check the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website before you arrive in Australia to check which visa you require and be aware that some visas can take a while to process.

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About The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a renowned public research university located in Sydney, Australia. The university’s campus is a vibrant and modern hub, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, spacious green spaces, and a dynamic learning environment. It is also home to numerous research centers, fostering collaboration and advancements in various fields. With its commitment to academic excellence and a diverse and inclusive community, UNSW continues to be a prestigious institution of higher learning in the Asia-Pacific region.

Getting around

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, benefits from a welldeveloped and efficient public transportation system. The campus is easily accessible via buses and light rail, providing convenient and frequent connections to various parts of the city. Prices of the light rail range between $3 and $4 AUD depending on the time. UNSW is served by several bus stops and light rail stations, making it accessible from the city center and surrounding suburbs prices of bus transportation range between $2.50 and $4 AUD. The public transport network offers a reliable and costeffective means of commuting for students, staff, and visitors, ensuring easy access to the university and the many attractions and amenities in Sydney.

Other information

COVID-19 Information: It is not mandatory to have a COVID-19 test after arriving in NSW. Masks are not mandatory in airports, cruise terminals, or on public transport in NSW. For international arrivals, it is recommended to refer to the COVID-19 information for international arrivals to ensure proper protection against COVID-19 for yourself and others.

Electricity & Power Socket: In Sydney, the electrical socket or plug used is Type I, found mainly in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and China: Voltage of 230V, Frequency of 50Hz.

Coffee: At UNSW, there are several coffee shops available on campus, catering to the diverse tastes of students and staff. These establishments provide a convenient and comfortable space for individuals to enjoy their preferred coffee blends and snacks. The prices for coffee and other beverages typically range between 4 AUD and 6 AUD. Whether it’s a quick caffeine boost during breaks or a relaxed gathering with peers, these coffee shops inside UNSW offer a great variety of options for everyone.

More on coffee locations: https://www.estate.unsw.edu.au/food-retail/cuisine/coffee


We suggest selecting accommodation within Sydney CBD or Coogee for your stay. While there are limited lodging choices near UNSW, staying in the CBD or Coogee area offers proximity to the conference venue as well as the opportunity to explore attractions near the beach. These locations will be most convenient for conference attendees. Sydney offers a wide range of accommodation options, catering to varied preferences and budgets, including luxury and boutique hotels, motels, apartments, and backpacker accommodations.

Recommended accommodation near Sydney CBD (Access to the venue using light rail lines L2 and L3):

Recommended accommodation near Coogee (Access to the venue using Bus 370):