Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is an international airport located 9km south of Sydney’s city centre. There are a few options to get to and from Sydney Airport to the city. Please see below for more details:


Sydney Airport is located just 13 minutes by train from the city. There are train stations located at both the International and Domestic terminals, which operate as part of the Airport Link train service.

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, and other Sydney train information, visit the Sydney Trains website.

The Opal Card enables the traveller to use Sydney’s train, bus and ferry system.You can get an Adult Opal Card from the Airport Train Station, Relay and WH Smith –

Travel to the city

Airport Link is a fast and convenient way to reach the centre of Sydney. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes and the journey to the city takes only 13 minutes. The international and domestic rail stations link directly to the City Circle line, which means most city destinations are within a short walk of stations.


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

Getting around Sydney

Sydney’s public transport system features a comprehensive network of train, bus and ferry services. Light rail lines, airport links, sightseeing buses and taxi services complement the network.

Opal Card

You can get a free smartcard ticket to load funds for use on trains, buses, ferries and light rail. The Opal card can be used on the transport network extending beyond the city to the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands regions surrounding Sydney.

Read more information on the Sydney public transport network here.

Banking hours in Sydney are: 9.30am-4pm Monday to Thursday, 9.30am-5pm Friday. Most banks provide convenient automatic teller machines. Foreign currency exchange is available during trading hours. There are a number of ATM’s located close to the forum venue.
Sydney enjoys a sunny, Mediterranean-style climate all year round with more than 340 sunny days per year. Summers are warm to hot and winters are mild, with rainfall spread fairly evenly throughout the year. The average maximum temperature during Spring (September to November) is around 23°C. Sydney’s rainfall is highest between March and June.
Sydney’s central time zone is GMT + 10:00. Sydney is based on Australian Eastern Standard Time and observes daylight saving time from early October to late March, when clocks are advanced one hour. At the time of the forum Sydney will be GMT +11:00.
Sydney tap water is filtered, fresh and safe to drink.
A ticket to the Welcome Reception and Forum Dinner is included in each full registration. Additional tickets can be purchased for day registrants and accompanying partners. After registering for TEFMA you would have been emailed a registration confirmation which lists the social functions for which you are registered. If you require another copy please email Tobie Newman.
Yes, you most certainly can – additional tickets can be booked when you registered online, or through the Leishman Associates office. Please email your request to: Tobie Newman. During the forum, bookings can be made at the registration desk, subject to availability.
You must advise the forum managers of any special dietary requirements when you register for the forum. Caterers at each function will be informed of these. During the day there will be a buffet table offering food suitable for dietary requirements. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to ask staff at the registration desk.

IMPORTANT – If your dietary request relates to a life threatening allergy, please ensure that you advise the organisers as soon as possible.

Full Registration: All morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided each day. All food at the Welcome Reception and Forum Dinner is included, if you are attending.
Day Registration: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided only for the day you have registered.
It is suggested that delegates arrive at preferred sessions promptly to ensure a seat. If sessions become full then delegates will not be allowed entry. Please wear your name tag for entry into all sessions.
When you book your accommodation your credit card details will be transferred to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this on check in with your hotel. Your credit card will not be charged until you check out. If you have arrived 24 hours later than your indicated arrival day you may find that you have forfeited your deposit.
Venue Location:
Address: Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach
242 Arden Street PO Box 558, Sydney NSW – 2034, Australia

Map of Location

Any changes to the forum program will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk.
The members of the forum organising committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the forum by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property. Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured. Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a forum name badge. Advise Leishman Associates staff if this does not occur.
Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker. A professional photographer will be at the forum, if you have any issues with being photographed please notify the photographer or Leishman Associates staff.
Please bring your PowerPoint presentation with you when you register. All speakers should present themselves to the Speakers Preparation Desk at least four hours prior to their scheduled presentation time, to upload their presentation. Speakers are also requested to assemble in their session room 5 minutes before the commencement of the session if possible, to meet with their session chair and to familiarise themselves with the room and the audio visual equipment. A technician will be present in the room at all times. There will be facility to test and modify your presentation if required.
Chairpersons will receive an email prior to the workshop, reminding them of their responsibilities. If you are a chairperson and do not receive this, or have additional questions, please contact Leishman Associates.
Power points will be available on the forum website following the conclusion of the forum. Speakers will be requested to sign a release form. This is not compulsory.
AAIR Forum reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.
For all Forum Sessions and the Welcome Reception/Forum Dinner the dress code is smart casual or informal business.
Monday 14 November – 11:00am
Tuesday 15 November – 8:00am
Wednesday 16 November – 8:15am
The registration desk will be located on the ground level of Crowne Plaza Coogee, 242 Arden Street, Coogee

Welcome Reception
Monday 14 November 2016
Crowne Plaza Coogee
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Forum Dinner
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club
6:45pm – 11:00pm

Limited wifi for email and low data usage will be available.
Secure, undercover self parking is available at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach at a daily rate. Enter the car park from Carr Street, to the left of the hotel driveway. Lifts offer direct access from the car park to the hotel lobby.