Accommodation & Sydney guide


ICMS Travel, as the official housing bureau for the 2018 ANZUP ASM, has been able to secure discounted accommodation rates at selected hotels. Reservations need to be made before Monday, 4 June 2018. Room rates are per night and do not include breakfast. Accommodation will be allocated in order of receipt of bookings.

Check-in time is usually from 14:00 – 15:00. Should you wish to guarantee your room is ready before the hotel check-in time, it is recommended that you book and pay for the room for the evening prior to your arrival.

Accommodation deposit
To secure your accommodation, a deposit equivalent to one night’s room tariff is required. Please ensure that valid credit card details are provided at the time of booking as these details are required to be passed onto the hotel as a guarantee. The hotel may not initially deduct a deposit payment from your credit card but may charge your full payment at the time of checkout. The hotel may charge a processing fee on payments by credit card. Bookings cannot be made until ICMS Travel receives your credit card details. Room rates are in Australian dollars and include the Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless otherwise specified.

Accommodation cancellations
Cancellation fees may apply for any cancellations received after Monday, 4 June 2018 or if the room is not occupied on the advised date of arrival. The relevant hotel cancellation policy terms and conditions will apply and the cost will be borne by the delegate. ICMS Travel cannot guarantee new bookings or amendments to existing bookings after Monday, 4 June 2018.

Please note that accommodation has been secured from Saturday, 7 July 2018 until Tuesday, 10 July 2018. For accommodation outside these dates please email and we will endeavour to secure accommodations at the Meeting rate for your extended stay.

161 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

With Darling Harbour as its backdrop, Hyatt Regency Sydney is Sydney’s largest upscale hotel. Enjoying a great meal onsite is a given, with dining experiences including the rooftop bar, Zephyr, and Sailmaker restaurant. Modern décor and deluxe amenities make each stay extraordinary, including bathrooms with walk-in showers, and rooms filled with business-focused amenities and comfortable workstations. Enjoy stunning views of Darling Harbour or the surrounding Central Business District from the comforts of your spacious guestroom. All guests can enjoy the modern convenience of complimentary high speed WiFi during your stay.

City View King Room AU$275.00 per night

Cancellation policy - cancellations received within 30-15 days of arrival will incur a one night's cancellation charge. Should a guest fail to arrive at the hotel or if a room is cancelled within 14 days of the arrival date the guest will be charged 100% of their full stay.

55 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Located on King Street Wharf alongside Darling Harbour, Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour offers a quintessential Sydney experience. All air-conditioned studios and apartments have elegant Italian furniture, a kitchenette or kitchen and a flat screen satellite TV. Most rooms offer a private balcony, and some rooms offer beautiful harbour views. Guests receive free WiFi at a speed of 512 kb/ps for up to two devices per room.

Standard studio AU$250 per night
Standard one bedroom apartment AU$290 per night
Standard interconnecting two bedroom apartment (city view) AU$550 per night

Please note: As Saturday is a premium night for apartment stays in Sydney, the meeting rates for the Adina have been averaged out to offer delegates the flexibility of booking for 1, 2 or 3 nights.

Cancellation policy - cancellations advised 30 days prior to arrival date will incur no charges. Cancellations advised within 30 days of arrival will incur a one night’s cancellation fee per room booked.

Welcome to Sydney - one of the most spectacular cities on earth

Set around the world’s largest natural harbour, Sydney is the most well-known of Australia’s cities, and with good reason. The capital of New South Wales (NSW) is a thriving urban metropolis boasting a vibrant arts and culture scene, world-class restaurants and stunning beaches.

Venue - Hyatt Regency Sydney
Located adjacent to Darling Harbour in Sydney's Central Business District (CBD), and just 30 minutes from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, the Hyatt Regency Sydney hotel is a haven of relaxation for the business or leisure traveller.  

Address: 161 Sussex Street, Sydney, 2000 

Transport links
Town Hall Train Station » 550 metres 
Overseas Passenger Terminal » 2 kilometres
White Bay Cruise Terminal » 5 kilometres
Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD) » 8 kilometres

Information for overseas visitors
Banks and foreign exchange - usual banking hours are Monday to Thursday 9am–4pm, Friday 9am–5pm. Foreign currency exchange bureaux are also available at the airport and in Sydney’s central business district. ATMs (automatic teller machines) are widely available in the city and regional areas.

Climate - Sydney’s temperatures in July are generally cooler with an average daily temperature of 13 degrees celsius. 

Electricity - the electrical supply is 240 volts, 50 Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug. Most city hotels provide 110 volts for shavers.

Visas - all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa before travel. Travellers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival, with the exception of New Zealand and Norfolk Island passport holders, who will usually be issued a visa on arrival in Australia provided they meet health and character requirements.
For further information regarding Australian visas, please contact ICMS on 1300 792 466 or or visit

Tax - Australia applies a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) to purchases. Tax is already included in the advertised prices. Non-Australian delegates may be eligible for a refund of GST via the Tourist Refund Scheme.

Tipping - tipping is not customary in Australia, and is at your discretion.

Travel - For international passengers, we recommend you allow yourself at least a day in which to adjust to the time difference before the ASM commences. Travellers flying westward across the Pacific Ocean are reminded that they will lose a day by crossing the International Date Line. The ‘lost day’ will be returned on the return journey.
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