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Preparatory Deans Meeting, 2020


Sandra Rheinbay, Faculty Operations Manager, UNSW Law


Information about visa requirements to enter Australia is available at and UNSW Law staff can provide assistance with a letter of introduction to support visa applications.

Accommodation options:

We have reserved rooms and negotiated a special rate for all attendees at the following hotels:
Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach (
Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments (

IMPORTANT NOTE: Room reservations and special rates can only be held for a limited time. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible. See contacts below to book.

The Coogee Beach hotels are located approximately 12 km from Sydney Airport. The approximate taxi fare from the Airport is A$40 – $50, depending on time of day and traffic. (There are no direct public transport options from the Airport to Coogee Beach.)
Shuttle buses will be provided to transport speakers and conference attendees between hotels and conference venues/events on 9, 10 and 11 February.

To book your accommodation:

CROWNE PLAZA (A$280 per night single occupancy room, incl. full breakfast)
Click here to complete your room booking.
Note: Rooms have been held for LSGL/UNSW only until 10 November 2019 – after this date we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have rooms available. Please book early.

COOGEE SANDS (A$200 per night studio room, incl. breakfast at nearby café)
Phone: +61 2 9665 8588
You must quote “UNSW-LAW” to access our reserved rooms and the special rate.

Conference location:

The UNSW Sydney Kensington campus is located only 3km from Coogee Beach hotels.
The Academic Conference and Deans Meeting will be held at the Law Building, University of New South Wales (Kensington Campus). A campus map is available at and the Law Building is at F8.

Pre-conference events:

Those arriving early are invited to a walking tour exploring Sydney’s indigenous, colonial and recent history, on Sunday, 9 February. This tour, which will be led by a number of UNSW academics, will start at the Law Building at 1:00pm and finish at Redfern at approximately 5:00pm.
This will be followed by a cruise and welcome dinner on beautiful Sydney Harbour. This will start from Circular Quay around 6:00pm.
Shuttle buses will be provided between hotels and these events.


The average daytime temperature for Sydney in early February is 26°C (79°F), with overnight lows of 18°C (64°F). However, it could well be much warmer than this, with daytime temperatures at this time of year often around 30-35°C (85-95°F), and it is also likely to be humid, with the possibility of afternoon storms. UV radiation is also likely to be very high at this time of year, so please pack high SPF sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses if you plan on spending any time outdoors.

Conference registrations:

You are welcome to book your accommodation at any time from now until early November. You will be asked to complete a separate conference registration later in the year, to confirm your details and needs such as dietary requirements.

Conference Program Summary