Conference registration fees do notinclude insurance of any kind.  The organisers strongly recommend you take out appropriatetravel insurance at the time of registering for the conference/making travelplans.  FoMdoes not take responsibility for any participant who has failed to arrange thenecessary insurance.


Visa Requirements


All travellersto Australiamust have a valid visa before arriving in the country.  Please refer to the Visa section of thewebsite for further details.


Accommodation Options


A list of accommodation options closeto the University of Sydney has beencompiled to assist delegates who require accommodation.  All of these hotels are within walkingdistance or a short bus/taxi ride from the University of Sydney.

Please see theattached map for the locationof all the hotels on the list.

Please note - rates are indicative, not guaranteed, subject to availabilityat the time of booking and subject to change without notice.  The FoM Conferenceis not holding any rooms at any of these hotels, so it is best to make youraccommodation bookings early.  To make abooking or request further information, please contact the accommodationprovider directly.


There are also a number of hotelbooking websites offering a range of accommodation options: (HotelsCombined offer an International  Education Support Program,

which offers students and staff a 10% discount on theiraccommodation costs, anywhere in the world)


Over AU$300 per night


1.Sheraton on the Park – 5 stars

161 Elizabeth St, Sydney

Distance to University of Sydney– 3km

Ph:    +61 2 9286 6000



Rates: From AU$324 for a City SideRoom.  To find exact rates, visit thewebsite and complete the ‘find the best rate’ section on the home page

The 5 star Sheraton on the Parkis located in the heart of Sydney's business andshopping district, offering magnificent views over Hyde Park from many of its 557 rooms and suites.  Available in multiple sizes andconfigurations, guest rooms are beautifully appointed with marble bathrooms,spacious living areas and premium suites are fit for the most discerning traveller.  


Whilst all guestrooms offerhigh-speed internet access, the Link@Sheraton is aunique and welcoming place in the lobby for in house guests.  Open 24 hours a day, the Link@Sheratonoffers complimentary wireless internet, computer docking stations, communallounge area, newspapers and light refreshments and meals.


Under AU$250 per night


2.Pullman Sydney Hyde Park– 5 stars

36 College St, Sydney

Distance to University of Sydney– 3km


Ph:     +612 9361 8400



Rates: Priorto 31 December 2013: AU$209 per room (CityView, EastFacing Standard Room) per night including complimentary in-room internet access(rate subject to availability at the time of booking and not guaranteed)


          After31 December 2013: AU$229 per room (City View, East Facing Standard Room) pernight (rate subject to availability at the time of booking and not guaranteed)


          To book, please quote code FOC050414 and block name:Focus on Microscopy

A personal welcome to Pullman Sydney Hyde Parkoverlooking iconic Hyde Park in the epicentre of the CBD’sarts, retail and business precincts. The Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is theperfect place to enjoy everything this magical city has to offer.


A cocoon of calm andcomfort, rest and relaxation. All 241 superblyappointed guest rooms, stylish in design with rich tones surround our signaturebed designed exclusively for the most restful slumber. The iPODdocking and recharge station, broadband internet and work desk keep youconnected to all things important.

3. Novotel Sydney Central – 4½ stars

167-179 Thomas St, Sydney

Distance to University of Sydney– 2km


Ph:     +61 2 92816888



Rates: From AU$185 roomonly or AU$205 including breakfast for 1


The Novotel Sydney Central (formerly Citigate Central Sydney) is an ideally positioned CBD hotelwithin easy walking distance of Central Station.  It is in close proximity to some of Sydney’s best shopping as well as Chinatown, Darling Harbour,Cockle Bay and Surry Hillsrestaurant precincts.  Offering 255contemporary guest rooms, business and leisure guests can enjoy the historicField House Restaurant & Bar and have access to extensive parkingfacilities, pool and fitness centre.

20. PARKROYAL Darling Harbour – 4 stars

150 Day Sy, Sydney

Distance to University of Sydney– 3km


Ph:     +61 2 9260 3083



Rates: From Superior rooms AU$195per room per night, to AU$235 per room per night inclusive of 2 breakfasts,all inclusive of complimentary internet, subject to availability, please quote 250227


Located in the heart of Sydney, only a 5 minute taxi from USYD with multiple public transport options, our hotel offers easy access to nearby attractions in Darling Harbour, Town Hall station and the Sydney CBD.

4.Camperdown Apartments – 4 stars

13 Layton St, Camperdown

Distance to University of Sydney– 1.5km


Ph:     +612 8324 7454



Rates: 1 bedroom apartment from AU$205 per night, 2 bedroomapartment from AU$305 per night


Camperdown Apartments offer guests modern furnished servicedapartments with full kitchen and bathroom facilities.  Accommodation starts from 1 bedroom standardapartments through to 2 bedroom standard and loft style apartments.  All apartments are fully equipped withutensils and cooking equipment, flat screen TVs, DVD players, fridge/freezer,microwave, full oven with stove top, washing machines and clothes dryers.  All apartments have lift access and balconiesor a private courtyard.

5.Rydges Camperdown – 3½stars

9 Missenden Rd, Camperdown

Distance to the University of Sydney– 1.5km


Ph:     +612 9516 1522



Rates: Rydges Camperdownprovide a membership program called Priority Guest Rewards, which is

          free to join with no obligations.  The benefits of this program are:


-       10% off Rydges BestAvailable Rate

-       20% off Food and Beverage (terms and conditionsapply)

-       50% off in room Internet

-       Late checkout of 12pm


To ensure you receive the above benefits, please follow tobecome a member. From here, you are able to make bookings as well as use thismembership number at any Rydges Hotel or Resortworldwide.

Rydges Hotel offers a Camperdownaccommodation that is just a ten minute drive from the Sydney CBD and only aminute’s walk from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital & University of Sydney.


Our Camperdownhotel is located within walking distance from King Street Newtown,with its range of boutique fashion stores and myriad restaurants.  Rydges offers 144accommodation rooms, each with ensuite bathroom, LCDtelevision, broadband internet, wireless and dial up internet, tea & coffeefacilities, hairdryer, iron & ironing board.  The hotel has city view rooms withspectacular views of the city skyline including the Harbour Bridgeand Centrepoint Tower.

Under AU$200 per night


6.Adina Apartment Hotel – 4½ stars

2 Lee St, Sydney

Distance to University of Sydney– 1km


Ph:     +612 8396 9800



Rates: Studio room at AU$179 per night, 1bedroom apartment at AU$200 per night

Adina Apartment Hotel (previouslyknown as Medina Executive Sydney Central) is situated near Sydney’s Central Railway Station, offeringeasy access both to the Sydney CBD and to the fast train lines to the domesticand international airport terminals. Hotel guest services include 24 hour reception, outdoor heated swimmingpool and spa, gymnasium, sauna and BBQ facilities.  


7. Mercure Railway Square Sydney – 4stars

818-820 George St, Sydney

Distance to the University of Sydney– 1.5km


Ph:     +612 9217 6612



Rates: Standard room - AU$175 room only, discounted breakfast rateof AU$18 per person

          Tobook, quote ‘MICRO’


Mercure Sydney Hotelis the Central Sydney hotel offering 517modern contemporary guest rooms with 6 unique room types to choose from.  This Accor Central Sydney hotel with wellappointed Sydneycity accommodation also offers visitors a new modern Australian Restaurant - Four Elements Restaurant & Bar on LevelOne.


Guestsstaying at Mercure Sydney Hotelnear Central will enjoy the convenience and comfort of our hotelfacilities and services including 24 hour concierge, 24 hour hotelreception, 24 hour room service, 24 hour business centre and a 24 hourhospitality room for early arrivals to freshen up. 


8.Metro Hotel on Pitt – 4 stars

300 Pitt St, Sydney

Distance to University of Sydney– 2.5km


Ph:     +612 9283 8088



Rates: AU$155 per night Standard Room

          AU$165per night Superior Room

          AU$175per night Superior Deluxe Room

          AU$205per night King Spa Room


To book, visit, go to Make aReservation on the left hand panel, select the hotel and dates required andenter UTSU in the promo code box to receive these discounted rates.  Rates are valid until 31 December 2013.


Metro Hotel on Pitt offers boutique Sydney accommodationsuperbly located for both leisure and corporate travellersseeking affordable and convenient hotel accommodation in the CBD.  Metro Hotel on Pitt is within easy walkingdistance to major tourism landmarks such as Centrepoint Tower,Sydney Opera House, HarbourBridge, DarlingHarbour,Chinatown, Oxford Streetand Hyde Park.


9.Metro Hotel SydneyCentral – 3½ stars

431-439 Pitt St, Sydney

Distance to University of Sydney– 2.5km


Ph:     +612 9281 6999



Rates: AU$155 per night Superior Room

          AU$165per night Deluxe Room

          AU$205per night One Bedroom Junior Suite


To book, visit, go to Make aReservation on the left hand panel, select the hotel and dates required andenter UTSU in the promo code box to receive these discounted rates.  Rates are valid until 31 December 2013.


Conveniently located in Sydney’s southern CBD onthe corner of Pitt and Campbell Streets and opposite the Capitol Theatre, theMetro Hotel Sydney Central offers 220 well appointed guest rooms and suites on10 accommodation floors.


Located justminutes away from Sydney attractions Darling Harbour,Cockle Bay Wharf,Star City Casino, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Paddy’s Markets and the city’sdining and cinema districts.  A number of room types are available, such asJunior Suites (great for families), Superior Rooms (consisting of double, queen,twin & triple room configurations) and Deluxe Rooms (double, twin andtriple room configurations).



10.Posh Hotel – 3 stars

8-14Broadway, Sydney

Distance to the University of Sydney– 1km


Ph:     +612 9213 0966



Rates: AU$119 per night Deluxe King Room with shared bathroom

          AU$139per night Superior Queen Room with ensuite

          AU$200per night Superior King Room with ensuite


PoshHotel is a 16 room boutique hotel located in the heart of Sydney, just moments from George Street, and literally right nextto Central Station.  The University of Sydney,Chinatown, the CBD and Darling Harbourare all a stone’s throw away.


Under AU$150 per night


11.Aspire Hotel Sydney– 3½ stars

383 – 389 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo

Distance to University of Sydney– 1.5km


Ph:     +619211 1499



Rates: AU$129 per night Standard Room

          AU$149per night Deluxe Room


To book, visit, go to Make aReservation on the left hand panel, select the hotel and dates required andenter UTSU in the promo code box to receive these discounted rates.  Rates are valid until 31 December 2013.


Aspire Hotel Sydney offers  guests thebest Sydney has to offer like the Powerhouse Museum,Chinatown, IMAX Theatre, Star City Casino,Sydney Aquarium and Paddy’s Markets all within walking distance.  Room types include Deluxe and Standard rooms.


12.Travelodge Sydney Hotel– 3½ stars

27 Wentworth Ave, Sydney

Distance to University of Sydney– 2.5km


Ph:     +612 8267 1700



Rates: From AU$149


The TravelodgeSydney Hotelis located on the edge of the Sydney CBD, perfectly positioned to explore thecity of Sydney.  Superb restaurants, theatres, livelynightclubs and a great range of shops are within easy walking distance. 


The hotel features 406 hotel roomsacross 18 levels, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette withmicrowave and tea/coffee making facilities, work table with table high PC dataand powerpoints, new in room safes for valuables, TVwith radio, Foxtel and movie channels.  Breakfast is available in the guest lounge,24 hour reception, internet kiosk in the hotel foyer and guest laundry and drycleaning.


13. The Haven Inn – 3½ stars

196 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Distance from the University of Sydney– 2km


Ph:     +612 9660 6655



Rates: AU$109 per night room only

TheHaven InnSydney is a modern boutique stylehotel located in cosmopolitan inner city Glebe just 5 minutes to the city and Darling Harbour.  With buses, taxis and thelight rail system at the door, all of Sydney’smajor attractions are only a few minutes away. 


TheHaven Inn offers hotel/motel rooms and consist of 1 queen size bed, 1 singlebed, en suite bathroom, wardrobe hanging, ironing facilities, tea / coffeefacilities, fridge / freezer, an electronic safe, flat screen television, DVD /CD player, telephone / alarm, reverse cycle air conditioner, balcony, internetaccess and use of the outdoor pool.


14.Aarons Sydney Hotel– 3 stars

37 Ultimo Rd, Haymarket

Distance to University of Sydney– 2km


Ph:     +612 9281 5555



Rates: Standard Double Room - AU$95 room only or AU$110 room +continental breakfast

          DeluxeDouble Room - AU$115 room only or AU$130 room + continental breakfast


Aarons Hotelis your answer to affordable accommodation with great service in the heart ofSydney CBD’s Chinatown.  Located just a hop skip and jump away fromthe Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour and theAquarium, Aarons Hotel is also perfectly placed to shopping precincts andcorporate offices in World Towers, Pitt Street and George Street.

Witha variety of rooms designed to suit the way you travel, there’s options foreveryone - single travellers, couples, small groupseven large school or social groups. Comfortable, practical and fitted with allthe in-room basics, Aarons Hotel is conveniently equipped with an on-site cafeserving affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner options plus a separate meetingspace for groups and a huge range of room types to suit the way you travel.

15.Y Hotel City South – 3 stars

179 Cleveland St, Chippendale

Distance to the University of Sydney– 1.5km


Ph:     +612 8303 1303



Rates: Single Deluxe, privatebathroom (1 person) - AU$124 per night

Double/Twin Deluxe, private bathroom (1-2 people)- AU$154 per night

Tripe Deluxe, privatebathroom (3 people) - AU$184 per night

Double/TwinTraditional, shared bathroom facilities (1-2 people) - AU$117

TripleTraditional, shared bathroom facilities (3 people) - AU$147

Economy Room, sharedbathroom facilities (4 people) - AU$200


Y Hotel City South is located on thecorner of Cleveland and Regent Streets, in the heart of the inner city.  Central Station is just 8 minutes walkaway.  Rooms include breakfast, ensuite with shower, TV, fridge, phone, tea/coffee,hairdryer, iron and wireless broadband. Hotel facilities include 24 hour reception, café, secure onsite parking,guest laundry, secure luggage storage, internet kiosk and state of the artsecurity.


Under AU$150 per night (hostel/backpacker styleaccommodation)


16. Railway Square YHA

8-10 Lee St (corner Upper Carriage Lane & Lee St, or entry via the Henry Deane Plaza), Sydney

Distance from the University of Sydney– 2km


Ph:     +612 9281 9666



Rates: AU$44 Multi-share, Double/twin AU$112 sharedbathroom, Double/Twin-ensuite AU$124


Railway Square Youth HostelAccommodation (YHA) adjoins Central Station and offers railway carriage roomsin the heart of Sydney. 


Stay in one of the funky railwaycarriages on the former Platform Zero or one of the comfy rooms in the historic1904 main building, now converted into contemporary accommodation.  Hostel features a spa pool, internet/wifi, 24 hour access, tour desk, indoor and outdoorcommunal areas, self-catering kitchen. 


17.Sydney Central YHA

11 Rawson Place (corner of Pitt St), Sydney (opposite CentralStation)

Distance from the University of Sydney– 2km


Ph:     +612 9218 9000



Rates: AU$44.50 Multi-share, Double/Twin AU$113shared bathroom, Double/Twin-ensuite AU$132


Sydney Central YHA is a 5 star backpackers hostel, housed in a heritage listed buildingopposite Central Station.  The hostel haspanoramic rooftop views of Sydney, pool, cinema, travel agency, bar, activitiesand so much more.  Three time winner (andHall of Fame) in the Australian Tourism Awards. Sydney Central has 24 hour security access and also offers groupaccommodation and disabled access.


18.Glebe Point YHA

262-264 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Distance from the University of Sydney– 2.5km


Ph:     +612 9692 8418



Rates: AU$35 Multi-share, AU$86Double/Twin shared bathroom


Glebe Point YHA is a relaxed hostelwith a tv/lounge room, study area, internet, rooftopBBQ area with city views and a tour desk.


Glebe is Sydney’s Bohemian leafy inner city area,known for its cafes, restaurants and pubs. Vibrant with students and artists alike, minutes from the citycentre.  Enjoy the village atmospherewhile using the hostel as a perfect base to explore.


19.Bounce Sydney

28 Chalmers St, Surry Hills

Distance from the University of Sydney– 2km


Ph:     +612 9281 2222



Rates: Private rooms from AU$149, shared dormitories from AU$40


Bounce Sydney provides upmarketaccommodation for backpackers and budget travelers.  Fresh, new and modern, Bounce is convenientlylocated opposite Central Station.  Withhigh speed wifi, air conditioning in every room,secure key card system, huge lockers, three lounge areas and a rooftop terraceand BBQ area.


We have group shared dormitory accommodation from 4 to 8 people,or if you’re looking for more privacy we have queen, triple and quad rooms withensuites and plasma televisions.  Rooms are spacious, air-conditioned andspotlessly clean with lockable storage for every guest.