Accounting Conference FAQ | WCOA Sydney 2018

International Convention Centre, Sydney Australia  |  5-8 November 2018

Accounting Conference FAQ

How do I obtain a visa?

If you are an international traveller you must have a valid passport and visa (with the exception of some New Zealand passport holders) before travelling to Australia.

It is advised that all travellers should apply for their Australian visa well in advance of their expected departure date. For more information please refer to the visa information section on our website.

How do I attend WCOA?

Registration is now open. Click here to see the pricing and packages for the congress and buy tickets.

I want to bring a group to WCOA, do I receive a discount?

Yes, groups of 5+ receive group and 25+ large group discounts. Register for groups of 5 – 9 through the online group registration site here. For group bookings of 10 or more, contact MCI Global to assist you with your booking [email protected]sydney.

Pricing and packages

Visit the pricing and packages page for more information on the packages available. Need some help choosing a package? Email us at [email protected].

Who should I expect to see presenting at the congress?

The program consists of more than 100 speakers – targeting world leaders in business and finance.

WCOA 2018 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from leaders in finance, public policy, accounting and business management. More than 100 speakers will cover dozens of topics from embracing new technologies like artificial intelligence, innovation like cryptocurrencies, attracting new talent, capitalising on globalisation, sustainability and the environment.

English is not my first language

The Congress offers interpretation services for select languages. If you require translation, please advise your preferred language when you register.

Where is the congress being held?

The Congress is being held at Sydney ICC, located at 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000. This premier location is right on the waterfront at Darling Harbour, with excellent transport links and nearby accommodation options. For more information about the venue please click here.

Getting to ICC

Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney is easily accessible by public transport, including light rail, ferry and train. Plan your trip from accommodation to Congress here.

Secure car parking is available and conveniently located within the Darling Harbour precinct.

ICC Sydney has multiple public access points with step-free access. For more information on how to get to the ICC please click here.

How do I get around Sydney?

Sydney is easily accessible by car, train, bus, taxi, light rail and Uber. Please refer to the travel information page to find out more.

How do I use public transport?

Sydney offers easy travel on trains, buses, ferries and light rail. The best way to pay your fares is via the Opal card, a smart card which allows you to load funds for any kind of public transport (like London’s Oyster card).

Opal cards can be purchased online, at an Opal retailer, at selected transport customer service centres and shops, at selected Service NSW locations or by calling 13 67 25 (13 OPAL).

For more information visit Transport NSW.

What to do in Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s premier city and an iconic global destination.

Located around the world’s largest natural harbour, it’s bordered by iconic beaches on three sides and the spectacular Blue Mountains to the west.

Enjoy world-class restaurants, see the glittering CBD, and visit historic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Catch some sun and ride the waves in the city’s sparkling ocean.

All these activities and more are accessible by public transport or car. For information on what’s happening in Sydney, visit

What will the weather be like in Sydney?

November is the beginning of summer in Sydney. The weather will be warm. The average day temperature is approximately 20°C, with regular peaks of 25°C and occasional peaks of up to 30°C. Light jackets are recommended for air conditioned Congress session rooms. To find out the latest Sydney weather information, go to:

What is the time zone in Sydney?

In November, Sydney operates on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) – GMT +11.

Getting from the airport to WCOA

There are three main ways you can get to Sydney from the airport. You can hire a car, take a train or take a taxi.

Hire a car

The drive from Sydney Airport to the city centre can take approximately 20-30 minutes.

There are several international and local car hire companies available at Sydney Airport. Please refer to the local travel information section on our website for more information.

Train – Airport link

The Airport Link is a convenient way to reach the inner city of Sydney. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes and the trip is approximately 13 minutes. The cost of a one way adult ticket is AU$17.90.


There are a range of taxis you can order from the airport. Alternatively you can hail a taxi at the ranks outside Terminals 1, 2 and 3. A trip from the Airport to the city centre will cost approximately AU$50.

Are there visitor information centres in Sydney?

Yes, there are 13 information centres around Sydney. Alternatively your hotel may be able to assist with your sightseeing queries.

Who do I contact if I want more information?

Please get in touch with us if you have further questions:

MCI Australia
T: + 61 7 3858 5400
E: [email protected]

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