Getting to Parramatta

N.B.: Visitors from outside Australia may require a visa.

SST2016 is being held at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta. Parramatta is now the demographic centre of Sydney, 23 km west of the Sydney CBD.

The easiest access point is Parramatta Train Station. Parramatta Station is a major station in the Sydney Trains network. All public transport in Sydney now uses the Opal Card, and tickets are no longer sold on public transport. A $10 prepaid Opal Card with top-up facility can be purchased from the train station ticket office at Domestic or International Airport station, and at many other train stations and convenience stores.

Sydney Airport to Parramatta

If you are flying in to Sydney Airport, we recommend you take a train to Central Station (Airport Line), then change platforms at Central Station and take a train to Parramatta Station. With Opal Card the fare is about $17 and it takes about 36 minutes. There are frequent services to Parramatta, see Sydney Trains Trip Planner. From Parramatta Station, the Novotel Sydney Parramatta is a 12-minute walk, and guests staying at the Western Sydney University Village Parramatta can take the 520, 525, M52 bus from the Parramatta Station Interchange, to Victoria Road near Pemberton Street.

For a group, it may be cheaper (due to airport station surcharge) to take a taxi from airport to your accommodation, or to take a taxi to Central Station, and then a train to Parramatta. UberX is also available in Sydney.


The Novotel Sydney Parramatta is located at 350 Church Street in Parramatta. There are 200 parking spaces available at the hotel, and parking will be available to conference attendees at the special rate of $10 a day. Alternatively, there is additional parking available close to the hotel. The Western Sydney University Village Parramatta is located on Victoria Road at the Parramatta North campus. Daily pay-and-display parking is available for $7 to $9 a day.