Source: Cabin Baggage Label for the ship Nijkerk from the Dutch Shipping Company, circa 1959, Migration Collection, Museum Victoria.
Visas and Invitation Letters
Invitation letters are not required by the Australian Department of Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) for visa applications. As such, we do not issue personalised invitation letters for the conference. Visit the DIMIA website for visa information. Due to strict visa requirements for the countries listed below, registrations and presentations will not be confirmed until the applicant has obtained a visa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan, Algeria, Libya, Egypt.
While we endeavour to ensure all information provided is accurate, details are subject to change without notice.
Please contact the convenors with regards to any special requirements, for example dietary or mobility. All special requests will be noted and, where possible, catered for. For pre-arranged special dietary requirements please make yourself known to the waiting staff at all functions.
The entire Parramatta Campus of the University of Western Sydney is non-smoking.
There are many options for travel to and from the Parramatta South Campus at the University of Western Sydney. To travel to the City, you can catch the M52 or 520 from the bus stop just across the road, opposite the main campus entrance. To travel to Parramatta from UWS, most buses at this bus stop go there.
There is also the Rydalmere Train Station nearby which is about a ten minute walk away. To go to the City, you catch the T6 Carlingford Line and disembark at Clyde. From Clyde, you catch the T1 Emu Plains to City or Richmond to City service. To travel to Parramatta, you catch the T6 Carlingford Line and disembark at Clyde. From Clyde, you catch the City to Emu Plains or City to Richmond service. Train times are available from here.
Alternatively, it takes less than 30 minutes to walk from central Parramatta along the Parramatta River to the University of Western Sydney, Parramatta South campus.
Sydney can be sunny and mild, but you should plan to dress for warm to very warm conditions. The average temperature range is around 16°C (61°F) at night to 30°C (86°F) in the daytime during February.
Dress throughout the workshop is neat casual.
The University of Western Sydney will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the Workshop. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with Australia’s National Privacy Principles.