Speleo 2017 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will Speleo 2017 be held?

From 23rd July 2017 to 29th July 2017

Where will Speleo 2017 be held?

At Panthers Event Centre, 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith. Pan or zoom the Google Map below for more details.

How do I get to the venue?

See updated transport info in june17_transport.pdf

By train

Catch a train from Central Station, Sydney to Penrith Station, Penrith. See Plan your trip to view departure and arrival times. The train journey will take one hour and will cost $4.52 Australian Dollars. Once you have arrived at Penrith Station, take a 6 minute taxi ride to Penrith Panthers, costing $10 to $12 Australian Dollars. (2015 prices)

By car

From central Sydney, take either the M4 or M7 motorways as shown in the Google Map below. Once you reach Penrith, take the Mulgoa Road exit and turn right at the traffic lights. Head along Mulgoa Road until you reach Penrith Panthers.

Will I need a visa to visit Australia?

Visitors from most countries will require a visa. See Lonely Planet's Entry and Exit Formalities for more details.

What currency is used in Australia?

The Australian Dollar is used in Australia. As at 21/8/2016, $1 US Dollar buys $1.31 Australian Dollar.

What will the weather be like?

Speleo 2017 is being held in the month of July, which is Australia's winter. In July, temperatures in Penrith range from 5°C (41°F) to 18°C (64°F). See Weatherzone for more details.

Where should I stay?

See Accommodation for accommodation options.

Where can I find out more about visiting Sydney and Australia?

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) lets you claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on certain goods you buy in Australia and then take out of Australia with you or in your checked luggage or carry-on bags.

See Lonely Planet's Essential Information for advice about weather, costs, health, insurance, timezone, visas and travel.

See Lonely Planet's Highlights for general information about Sydney and its highlights.

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