2023 Venue and Transport

RVSS 2023 will be held at the ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus, Australian National University. The campus offers accommodation and research facilities at a unique location extending from the beach front through a diverse ecology to thick bushland. The campus is one of Australia’s premier field stations situated on the NSW south coast between the Kioloa and Bawley Point villages, easily accessible from Canberra, Sydney, and Wollongong. Kioloa is a small hamlet, with a population of about 200, located on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is pronounced by locals as ‘Ky-ola’. Click here for more about the Kioloa campus, facilities, accommodation, and travel/tourism details. Kioloa is neighbour to some of the best beaches in Australia. For example, Batemans Bay, with its majestic seascapes and lovely beaches, is a popular holiday destination on the East coast, and is less than 50 kms from the Summer School venue. Other beaches, such as Pretty Beach, Bawley Coast, Pebbly Beach, and Termeil Beach, are just a few kilometres from the venue. Another popular beach, Jervis Bay is less than 90kms!

Transport to Venue

Coach transportation from Canberra and Sydney to the Kioloa campus will be provided for Summer School participants, however they are expected to make their own travel arrangements to Canberra or Sydney. Coach travel time from Canberra is approximately 3 hours, and 4 hours from Sydney.

Registering at Venue

Delegates will be provided with conference name tags as proof of registration. Name tags should be worn to all events.

Accommodation

Accommodation at the Kioloa Coastal Campus is shared in either twin or bunk rooms. Accommodation includes a linen pack which includes a pillow, sheets, blanket and towel. Note that we are required to check out by 9am on the Saturday morning. If you register as the External Attendees – No Accommodation, the following local accommodation options are recommended. Daily transportation between your chosen accommodation and the venue is provided and included in your registration.

Meals

All meals are included in the registration cost. If you have any special dietary or religious requirements, please advise us of these requirements through your registration form.

Clothing

The weather on the south coast of NSW can be variable.  Please ensure that you bring adequate clothing for both hot and cool weather, a hat and sunscreen.  You may wish to attend a range of social activities, including a bushwalk and sporting activities, so please bring appropriate comfortable clothing.