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 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 and downloading.

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, search ‘Affordable Housing 2018’, set up your profile details, and peruse the app.  

Proudly sponsored by Wentworth Community Housing


Conference venue

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


How to get there

Located in Sydney’s CBD, the venue is a four minute walk from Museum Station, and eight minutes from both Town Hall and Central Station. The venue has a second entrance via Castlereagh Street.


Parking – where to park for the SMC.

SMC and Secure Parking have teamed up to offer you 15% off ALL parking 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

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.

Dinner proudly sponsored by

Pre dinner drinks proudly sponsored by

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.

Please contact your preferred hotel or browse websites such as WOTIF, TRIVAGO or similar to make your own accommodation arrangements.



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.