Conference Venue and Accommodation

17th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions (ERMR2019) will be held at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel (4-star).

Address: 2-14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong NSW 2520 Australia,

Phone:(02) 4224 3111).

Please refer the below map for detailed location.

Novotel Northbeach, Wollongong

Address: 2-14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong NSW 2520 Australia, Phone:(02) 4224 3111

The Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel has offered a discount on the room rate. But the attendees must book the room using the accommodation booking form provided by ERMR 2019, which can be found by clicking the following “book form” button (the rate in the form is in Australian dollar). If you would like to book Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel, please fill in the accommodation booking form and send the form back to

Book form

Sage Hotel Wollongong

60/62 Harbour St, Wollongong NSW 2500

Sage Hotel offers the ultimate in luxury and you’re just a few minutes away from the beach and Wollongong Golf Course (website of Wollongong Golf Club: It is located 6 minutes away from the conference venue by car and 20 minutes on foot. The recommended bus is 6-minutes’ walk from the hotel to the bus station at Wollongong City Council and Library, at Burelli St, and take 55A, to the venue (about 16 minutes). 55A is free shuttle bus. Sage hotel offered ERMR attendees 15% discount. Please book the hotel from the Sage Hotel website and follow the promo code “ERMR 2019” to receive the discount. You also can call or email the hotel directly to book and quote the same code to receive the 15% off.

Phone: +61 2 4201 2111

Book Online


Other suggested hotels and motels

Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong:

Address: 19 Market St, Wollongong NSW 2500 



Wollongong serviced apartments:

Address: 54 Kembla Street Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia



Mantra Wollongong

Address: 6-10 Gladstone Ave, Wollongong NSW 2500



Boat Harbour Motel:

Address: 7 Wilson St, Wollongong NSW 2500



Flinders motel:

Address: 19 Flinders St, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500





Please check if you are holding an eligible passport to apply Electronic Travel Authority to entry Australia from the website: If you are please apply an Electronic Travel Authority before your travel from the website:

If you are not eligible to apply Electronic Travel Authority to entry Australia you will need to apply a visa to attend this conference, you can apply:


This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons. This visa costs AUD140 and will allow you to stay in Australia for up to 3 months. The estimated processing time of this visa is :

  • 75% of applications: 9 days
  • 90% of applications: 17 days

Invitation letter can be requested by sending email to For more details please visit the Australian Government website:


ERMR 2019 Conference attendees will have a number of transport options at their disposal. Whether you’re coming by air, train, car or bus, it couldn’t be easier to attend the conference. Please fly to Sydney if you come to Wollongong by air.


The cheapest and easiest way to get to Wollongong from the Airport is to catch a train. The train leaves from both the domestic and international arrivals areas. All you have to do is to do a transfer at Wolli Creek station and change to a train heading to Port Kiama, Bomaderry or Dapto and get off the train at North Wollongong Station or Wollongong Station. You can buy a journey ticket at one of the automated machines or kiosks. Visit the Transport NSW website for journey times, as well as arrivals and departure times.

Taxis don’t operate between the airport and Wollongong, although you can hire a private shuttle service. UOW recommends Leisure Coast Limousines.


Making your way to the conference venue is easy from either Wollongong station or North Wollongong Station. You can travel to the venue of ERMR 2019 Conference by:

  • Car: Parking is available in Novotel.
  • Bus from North Wollongong Station: North Wollongong Station is close to the Novotel. There is a free shuttle bus service (route 55A or 55C) available on weekend and it takes around 20 minutes from North Wollongong station to Novotel. Please be notified that the free bus service from North Wollongong Station is only available on weekend.
  • Bus from Wollongong Station: A free shuttle bus service (route 55A or 55C) is also available from Wollongong station to Novotel and it takes around 20 minutes. The free shuttle bus from Wollongong Station is available everyday.
  • Walk from North Wollongong Station: It takes around 15 minutes from North Wollongong Station to Novotel on foot. 


Buses are the only form of public transport for traveling around Wollongong. Buses around Wollongong are on the Opal system. An Opal card is prepaid ticketing system. You need to load the card with money and then tap the card when you enter and exit the bus. You can get your Opal card online, and at registered retailers.

You can top up your Opal card online, or at a registered retailer. If you top up at a retailer, the money will be loaded instantaneously. If you elect to top up online, bear in mind that it can take up to 60-minutes for the money to appear in your account.

You can also use the Wollongong Taxi Service, which is run by Illawarra Taxi CabsUber is also available in the city.