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Venue: Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
176 Cumberland St, The Rocks
Sydney, Australia NSW 2000

(612) 9250 6000

(612) 9250 6250

About the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

The Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is located in the historic Rocks district, in the heart of Sydney. It offers views of the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge from its Altitude Restaurant and Blu Horizon Bar on level 36, and from many of its guestrooms.

Special Discounts for ACTE Australasia Education Conference Attendees

The Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is offering the following discounted room rates to ACTE Australasia Education Conference attendees from Wednesday, 5 December 2012 to Friday, 7 December 2012.  The room rate will be offered, based on availability, three (3) days pre and post event dates. Any reservations made after the cut-off date shall be at the hotel's then current available rate.

Darling Harbour and Opera House View Rooms Single/Double Occupancy:
AUD 330 per night (inclusive of GST and internet, exclusive of breakfast)

Reservation Instructions

Be sure to mention "ACTE Australasia Education Conference" when booking your reservation:

Phone: Please call (61) 02 9250 6000 and mention ACTE when making your reservation.
Online: Please click here to make your reservations online.
Group Bookings: For reservations of 10 or more rooms, please email Mikaela Strickland.

Things to Know

Cut-Off Date:
Rooms must be booked by Friday, 2 November 2012 in order to qualify for the group rate. Any reservations made after the cut-off date shall be at the hotel's then current available rate.
Cancellation Policy:
Reservations will be held until 4 pm on day of arrival (local hotel time) unless guaranteed by a credit card or deposit. Guaranteed reservations cancelled less than 24 hours prior to 4 pm on day of arrival (local hotel time) will be subject to a one-night charge.”
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00. Early check-ins and late checkouts are subjected to availability and approval by the Front Desk.

Hotel Parking

Self Parking:
Daily parking at the hotel (exit by 3:00am) is available at a rate of AUD 40.50.
Overnight parking is available at a rate of AUD 60.50.
Other Parking Options:
For a list of parking stations within walking distance of the hotel, please click here, for locations & pricing.
Travel Information
Local Airport:Sydney International Airport
Airport Taxi:
Taxis are readily available at the Sydney International Airport. The journey to/from the hotel is approximately 30-40 minutes and costs approximately AUD 50.
Airport Shuttle:
The shuttle bus departs from the airport approximately every 15 minutes. This service can take up to an hour as it drops off at other major hotels. The cost is approximately AUD 12 per person.
Airport Link is located directly beneath the International T1 and Domestic T2 and T3 terminals. There is service to most city stops, including Wynyard station and Circular Quay station, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The cost is AUD 15 per person. 
Hotel Limousine:
To arrange an airport pick-up, you can contact the hotel directly by telephone at (61 2) 9250 6018, or email us at Please make your booking at least two days in advance.
Hotel Limousine Charges for Airport Pick-up
Car Type                Charges
MiniVan (7-Seater)   AUD 176
Limousine               AUD 115
Standard Sedan       AUD 95
Sydney Information

For more information about Sydney, please click here.


Sydney temperatures in December average between a high of 22°Celsius ( approximately 72° Fahrenheit) and a low of 18°Celsius ( approximately 64° Fahrenheit), with an average rainfall of 65-85 millimeters. 


The attire for the conference is business casual. Slacks, button-down collared shirts, sweaters, blazers, blouses, and comfortable shoes are all appropriate. Suits and ties are not required. A jacket or light sweater is suggested for those who get cold in the meeting rooms.