13th annual workshop of
The Australasian Language Technology Association

University of Western Sydney, Parramatta

Tues 8th December Parramatta City campus (Room 9-10, Level 6, 100 George St, Parramatta)
Wed 9th December Parramatta South campus (Room 2.14, Building EA, cnr Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere)


Please note that if you opt to travel on pubilc transport, many services are now prepay only so you may be wise to buy a MetroTen ticket or an Opal Card beforehand from a newsagent or convenience store. Timetables are available at TransportNSW.

Parramatta City campus


Alight at Parramatta train station and walk 10 mins down Smith Street, or take the regular free shuttle that runs in a loop around the CBD.


Use red Metrobus (express) services along Victoria Road.


It is possible to catch the rivercat west up Parramatta River from Circular Quay or points west. It is scenic but it is not a short trip. Alight at Parramatta Wharf, which is a 5 minute walk from the campus.


Parking is very limited within the downtown Parramatta area (pay-and-display council parking lots). If you need to park near the City campus, in your conference bag you will find a discount parking voucher for Westfield - with valet option - which is located adjacent to Parramatta Train Station, 10 minutes walk from the City campus. The discount voucher reduces your parking charge to $12 for the day. For valet parking enter via Campbell St (this costs an additional $10). To use the discount voucher, go to a pre-pay machine before exiting. Feed your regular ticket into the machine; your undiscounted rate will come up. Feed your discount voucher in and your rate will be discounted and you can then pay it with card or cash.

Parramatta South campus


It is easiest to alight at Parramatta train station and take a bus.

Alternatively take train from Central Station to Rydalmere Station (T1 Western Line) changing at Clyde Station (infrequent services). From Rydalmere Station, walk up the steps to Victoria Road, turn left (west) and walk 10 minutes into Parramatta South campus, entrance on left via Victoria Rd entrance.


There is limited parking on Parramatta South campus, especially as building works will be underway on campus during the workshop. Park in a blue spot, and buy a pay-and-display ticket ($9). If no parking left at Parramatta South campus, you can drive over the little bridge over Victoria Road to Parramatta North campus and park in any yellow bay, and then walk 10 mins back to Parramatta South campus.


We recommend staying close to the UWS Parramatta City campus, in downtown Parramatta.

Novotel Parramatta, 350 Church St, Parramatta

9 minute walk to Parramatta City campus.

Across the road from Riverside Theatre where there will be free event on the evening of Tuesday 8 December by austaLYSIS as part of the AMPS conference. We have negotiated a Standard Room (Queen or Twin, 1-2 people) at $185 per night including wifi, or $195 including breakfast for one and wifi. To secure a booking at this rate, quote code "UWS 1215" by 5 November at (02) 9890 0850 or h8787-re@accor.com

Meriton Serviced Apartments, 180 George St, Parramatta

4 minute walk to Parramatta City campus.

Expensive for 1-2 people but a good option for groups e.g. 4 people sharing a 2-bedroom apartment ($295/night) which works out at about $73 per person per night, including self-catering kitchen facility, laundry, and 2 bathrooms. Near restaurants, shops, and ferry wharf. Free wifi, plus gym and swimming pool.

UWS Village (Parramatta campus), cnr Pemberton St & Victoria Rd Parramatta

5 minutes by bus to Parramatta City campus.

New, self-catering, 5-, 6-, and 8-bedroom apartments with private lockable bedrooms. From about $60 per person per night. Free street parking or secure onsite parking ($6/day). Cooking facilities, recreation lounge, pool. They can organise breakfast packs for $7.50 per day. Call UWS Village Short Stays directly (02) 8760 0012 for availability and pricing. Enquire early and book well in advance; this accommodation sells out.

For advice on other accommodation options, please contact the organising committee.