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SPARCS VII will take place on Monday July 17 -­ Friday July 21 2017 at the ARRC Building in Perth, WA.

Local accommodation options

Short term stays

  1. Curtin housing website http://life.curtin.edu.au/housing-and-childcare/short_term_housing_options.htm
  2. Metro Hotel at Como (http://www.metrohotels.com.au/hotels/western-australia/metro-hotel-perth/welcome/)
  3. Bentley Motel: (http://www.bentleymotel.com.au/) Kings Park Motel: (http://www.kingsparkmotel.com.au/)
  4. Kings Hotel (http://www.kingshotel.com.au/) Goodearth Hotel (http://www.goodearthhotel.com.au/)
  5. Perth Ambassador Hotel (http://www.ambassadorhotel.com.au/)
  6. Otherwise go via hotel deal websites:  a) Wotif www.wotif.com, b) Lastminutehotels www.lastminutehotels.com.au, c) Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.com.au/s/Perth–Australia), and d) Stayz Accommodation (http://www.stayz.com.au/)

Apartments (including 2 and 3 bedroom options)

  1. Quest Arlington http://www.questapartments.com.au/Accommodation/116/Australia/Perth_Suburbs/Quest_South_Perth/Welcome.aspx
  2. City Gate Apartments (http://www.citygateapartments.com/)
  3. The Peninsula (http://thepeninsula.net/contact.shtml)
  4. City Waters (http://www.citywaters.com.au/) Mountway Apartments: (http://www.mountwayapartments.com.au/)
  5. Broadwaters Resort Apartments at Como (http://www.broadwaters.com.au/)

Transportation to/from Perth Airport

Buses run from Perth airport to the city busport and some hubs along the way: http://www.perthairport.com.au/ToTheAirport/PublicTransport.aspx
A taxi from Perth airport to South Perth or the city will be about $40. You do not have to tip taxi drivers in Australia. Payments via credit cards attract a surcharge.
Buses go from both the city centre and South Perth to the ARRC building and will take 20-30 mins.

Local Transportation

Perth has a good bus and train network. Fares are paid via the electronic “Smartrider” card system or via paying cash at selected ticket vending machines or directly to the driver on buses. Although drivers take cash and give change, it is advisable to have the correct or approximately correct money for the fare. See: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/SmartRider/Types-of-SmartRider
If you plan to use public transport a lot during your visit then getting a Smartrider card at one of the info centres is advisable. (http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/contact-us/infocentres)