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Perth, Mandurah and The Sebel

This year's ACRAWSA conference will be held at The Sebel  Mandurah, which is located on the shore of Mandjar Bay, on the country of the Binjareb people of the Noongar nation. The four and a half star Sebel is only minutes walk from the Performing Arts Centre, cinemas, and range of restaurants and specialist shops.  it is also close to Mandurah's beaches.  Accommodation is available at the venue.  Alternatively there are other accommodation options close by within walking distance. 

Mandurah, home to one of Murdoch University's regional campuses, is just to the south of Perth which has an international airport with direct flights regularly arriving from a wide range of locations and serviced by a variety of airlines.  All major domestic carriers fly to and from Perth several times daily with direct flights from all mainland capital cities.   The Perth Airport is approximately one hour from Mandurah by car.   Speedy and comfortable electric trains operate frequently from Perth city to Mandurah.

It is also possible to travel from other states to Perth by coach or train.  This option is very time-consuming given the distances between cities in Australia, however the Indian Pacific rail journey from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide is recognised as one of the world's great train rides for those wanting to take the opportunity for a special holiday add-on to the conference.

Transport options

There are a number of options for travelling to and from the venue. Click on the links below to consider your options.

An overview from Trip Advisor

Car Hire at Perth Airport website

Europcar have offered a special rate with low excess available over the time leading up  to, during and following the conference.  Bookings are done via their call centre on 131390.  Quote the discount number  51484373 at the time of booking.

Public Transport website

Shuttle bus.  A 21 seater shuttle bus will operate from the domestic airport to the venue on the Wednesday (it is expected to leave the airport at approximately 3.30 pm and 10.30pm  returning to the airport on Friday immediately after the conference (5pm) as well as on Saturday morning at 10.30am. The cost of this service will be $20 each way, payable in cash on the day.  Details of exact pick up location at the airport will be provided nearer the date and when you have booked a seat here. 

Updated: 23rd August 2013