Venue & Location


SMC, Sydney

SMC is a world-class purpose-built event venue defined by striking monumental architecture. Multi-purpose spaces all complemented by elegant contemporary interiors, advanced audio-visual technology and enterprise-class digital connectivity. Renowned for exceptional customer service and catering, SMC delivers excellence in every respect.

SMC Conference Function Centre
66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000

T: (+61) 2 9284 2888



Exclusive accommodation rates have been secured for ISSPD 2023 Congress delegates at two locations as detailed below. These rates are for the room only and do not include breakfast.
Any accommodation bookings should be made as part of your registration process and paid in full prior to Wednesday 27th September 2023. No refunds will be provided after this date.
All rates quoted are inclusive of GST and provided in Australian Dollars.
Changes can be made to your booking in your registration up until 27th Septmeber, subject to availability, however, cancellations after 27th September will be at the discretion of the accommodation provider.

Mercure Sydney

Newly refurbished, stylish, modern accommodation, personalised services and a convenient location, this 4-star hotel is among the leading hotels for business and holiday travel in bustling Sydney CBD. The hotel offers a comfortable stay with the best of Sydney and its CBD just moments away. These include Sydney’s famous attractions, entertainment venues and shopping precincts.
The Mercure is a 10minute walk from the Congress venue.

Queen Room Only, $265 per night

Rydges World Square

The Sydney CBD hotel is 20 minutes from Sydney Airport (SYD) and 2minutes walk from the Congress venue. Premier shopping and dining options abound for leisure and business travelers alike.
Take advantage of modern comforts and thoughtful amenities throughout the Sydney CBD hotel. Luxurious guest rooms are well-equipped with flat-screen TVs and free WI-FI.

Run of House Room – $289 per night


A city of iconic attractions and brilliant beaches, Sydney is a destination you’ll never forget.

Sydney is home to must-visit icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, but this Harbour City is constantly evolving. New rooftop bars, theatre shows and designer shops pop up at every turn, and the urban excitement is perfectly balanced by afternoons spent lying on the sand. Plus, with diverse destinations at its doorstep, Sydney is the perfect base for day trips and weekends away.

Find out more about the sights and delights that Sydney has to offer below.

Registered delegates attending ISSPD2023 can access an exclusive 10% discount offer on a range of experiences and attractions in Sydney, New South Wales. Enjoy all that Sydney has to offer. From cruises on Sydney Harbour, Aussie animal encounters at a Sydney Zoo or a performance at Sydney Opera House. And explore beyond the city, with an abundance of things to do in the mountains, coast and wine regions of New South Wales.

Use the code: ISSPD10 upon check out when making your booking via the Sydney Experiences website.

The special rates are available from one week prior to the conference, through to one-week after the conference.

Bookings are subject to standard Terms and Conditions and you can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for further information or support.


Below are some useful links* to assist with your travel plans to Sydney.

Travel Information
Visa Information

*Please note that these links provide general information only. It is the responsibility of the delegate to arrange Visa applications and keep up to date on Australia’s travel regulations.