Please read below for information to assist your conference experience – information on Social media and the Conference app, the Conference venue, how to purchase tickets for the Conference Dinner, along with accommodation, Sydney transport, parking, and some suggested things to do if you are visiting Sydney for the 2018 Affordable Housing Conference.

Key dates

Registration now open! Click here for registration details.
Caucus Workshops: Tuesday 26 June, from 1.00pm.  Click here to learn more about the three Caucus workshops.
2018 Affordable Housing Conference: Wednesday 27 – Thursday 28 June


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Our Conference App

We’re excited to announce the AHC 2018 App is now live for viewing.

The AHC 2018 App is a convenient way to review everything you need to know about the 2018 Affordable Housing Conference.

We encourage you to enhance your conference experience by using the app to learn more about confirmed speakers, to create and view your personalised program schedule and much more!  You can also view our partners and exhibitors, interactive maps and important information regarding the conference.

The AHC 2018 app is free to use and available to everyone. Get started by downloading the app to your iPhone, iPad, Android devices and PC today.

To access the app, click here and search ‘Affordable Housing 2018’, set up your profile details, and peruse the app.  More features coming soon!


Conference venue – SMC Conference & Function Centre

The Affordable Housing Conference will be held at SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, at the corner of Castlereagh Street. Located in Sydney’s CBD, the purpose built centre offers modern and stylish facilities. The venue is a four minute walk from Museum Station, and eight minutes from both Town Hall and Central Station. There is affordable secure car parking located diagonally opposite the venue.

SMC Conference & Function Centre
66 Goulburn Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9284 2888

Please note: SMC also has an entrance via Castlereagh Street, which is a short four minute walk to Museum Station.

Parking – where to park for the SMC

SMC and Secure Parking have teamed up to offer you 15% off ALL parking products at the Secure World Square Carpark when booking online. At the Secure Parking World Square booking page, click “BOOK NOW” next to any of the products and apply the promotional code: SMCFC16.

Click here to download the Location and parking information sheet

Sydney Transport – how to get to SMC

Arriving by train? The closest station is Museum Station (300 metres or a 3 minute walk) and then Central Station (700 metres or 7 minutes). To walk from Museum Station, simply follow the Castlereagh Street exit signs inside the station, then turn left heading south down Castlereagh Street. At the first intersection (corner of Castlereagh & Goulburn Streets), turn right to come to the SMC main entrance at 66 Goulburn Street.

Arriving by air? The Kingsford Smith Airport is the main airport. It is about 10 kilometres (6 miles) south-west of the Central Business District and Sydney Harbour. We recommend you catch the train for a 13 minute trip to Central Station or take a taxi.

Trip Planner has information on using trains, buses, ferries and light rail around Sydney.


AHC 2018 Conference Dinner, Wednesday 27 June from 6.30pm hosted at Rydges World Square

Don’t miss this unique sector-wide networking opportunity!

Attendees to the 2018 Affordable Housing Conference are invited to attend the Conference Dinner, hosted Wednesday 27 June at Rydges World Square. Commencing at 6.30pm. we encourage you to come along to catch up with old acquaintances and new friends alike, to share good conversation and enjoy good food.  This is your chance to reconnect with your peers and colleagues in an informal, relaxed setting.

Dinner tickets are selling fast!  Don’t miss your opportunity to mingle with international and national speakers and industry leaders at our Conference Dinner and pre-dinner drinks!

We are excited to announce entertainment from jazz musician Pearlnoire. When she performs it’s not uncommon to encounter Jazz with a Reggae flavour, or Blues with a taste of Latin America. The wonderfully enchanting Pearlnoire will bring her unique style to captivate and entertain attendees.

Dinner will commence from 6.30pm with excellent networking opportunities during arrival drinks, before guests are seated for a three course meal with accompanying drinks, followed by tea and coffee.
Tickets are an additional cost of $145.00 per person (incl GST), and can be purchased as part of the registration process.

Wednesday 27 June, 6.30pm onwards

Rydges World Square
389 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 8268 1888
Visit the Rydges website here.


Accommodation – where to stay in Sydney

The conference organisers have selected hotels that offer competitive rates to suit a range of budgets. These are easily accessible to the conference venue, and provide a comfortable stay for delegates. Rates quoted are only guaranteed when delegates book through the online conference registration until Thursday 24 May 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: To secure your hotel accommodation booking, credit card details must be provided. The conference organisers will forward your contact details, reservation and credit card details to your selected hotel. The hotel may charge one night as a deposit at 30 days prior to the conference start or at check in.


Rydges World Square 5*
389 Pitt Street
2 minute walk to the Conference venue
Deluxe king room @ $229.00 per room, per night



Vibe Hotel Sydney 4.5*
111 Goulburn Street
3 minute walk to the Conference venue
Guest Rooms @ $210 per room, per night



Travelodge Sydney 3.5*
27-33 Wentworth Ave
5 minute walk to the Conference venue
Guest Rooms @ $165 per room, per night



Please ensure you have read and understood the AHC 2018 Terms and Conditions before you register and secure your accommodation.


Keen to promote your attendance at the 2018 Affordable Housing Conference ?
Download and use the email signature banner below to let your contacts know you’ll be at AHC 2018 !
AHC 2018 Attendee email signature banner

(INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the image above and right click to save image to your computer. From Outlook open a new email, then click File, Options, Mail, Signatures, then within E-mail signature insert your cursor where you would like to insert the banner image, click the insert picture icon (the square that looks like a TV), double click on the banner image you have saved to your computer.  Click OK twice – the banner should now be inserted in your email signature.)