Venue & Travel

Mercure Sydney Hotel

Address818-820 George St, Sydney NSW 2007

Phone: (02) 9217 6666

To all delegates that interested to stay at the conference hosting hotel – Mercure Hotel, Sydney, We have managed to reserve a non-block 100 rooms for you at $240 per night for twin share with 1 breakfast included daily.
If you are interested to book the Mercure Hotel rooms, then please call Mercure Hotel at 612 9217 6767 or email the hotel directly at and quote IEEE2018 for your room booking to obtain this special conference rate.  Please note that this code cannot be used online booking in any promotional fields.”

Travelling to Sydney

Airports : Sydney Airport (SYD) is approximately 7.5 miles/12 km from the central business district.

Depending on your nationality, a visa may be required for entering Australia. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary documents and permissions to enter into Australia. For the most updated regulations and details, please visit the website of Department of Immigration and Border Protection. We strongly urge you to begin your visa application process as early as possible, as it may take a longer duration to complete in some instances.



Public transportation


Getting Around By Train

Sydney Airport is located just 13 minutes by train from the city. There are train stations at both the International and Domestic terminals (operate as part of the Airport Link train service). Trains run approximately every 10 minutes. The international and domestic rail stations link directly to the City Circle line.

  • The Domestic terminal train station is located directly between T2 and T3 terminals and is accessible from within the terminals from the Arrivals level.
  • The International terminal train station is located at the northern end of the terminal and is accessible from the Arrivals level.

For more information about Airport Link, including fares, maps and travel planners, visit the Airport Link website or phone +61 2 8337 8417
For the latest information about the Sydney train network, service and trackwork updates, visit

Getting Around By Taxi

Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand during peak times to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travelers. Curbside supervisors can also organize taxis with baby capsules, wheelchair access, five-seaters and maxi taxis for large groups or station wagons for large amounts of baggage.

Taxi Rank Locations
Please note that taxis are not permitted to pick up passengers away from a taxi rank and drivers can be fined AUD $5,000 for breaking the regulation.
Fare Estimates:
– Sydney City $45-55 (one way)
– North Sydney $55-65 (one way)
*A $4.25 airport toll is payable by all passengers taking a taxi from any of Sydney Airport’s taxi ranks. Passengers are also responsible for any bridge or road tolls on top of the fare