Visas and Invitation Letters

Invitation letters are not required by the Australian Department of Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) for visa applications. As such, we do not issue personalised invitation letters for the conference. Visit the DIMIA website for visa information.


While we endeavour to ensure all information provided is accurate, details are subject to change without notice.

Special Requirements    

Please note any special requirements, for example dietary or mobility, when registering for the conference. All special requests will be noted and, where possible, catered for. For pre-arranged special dietary requirements please make yourself known to the waiting staff at all functions.


The entire Parramatta South Campus of Western Sydney University is non-smoking.

Photocopying at the Conference

There are limited photocopying facilities at the conference venue, so please ensure you bring a sufficient number of any handouts. For special printing needs, we recommend using a commercial printer like Kwik Kopy in Parramatta. For more information please visit their website.

ATM (Cash Machines) & Vending Machines

A banking machine (ATM) and snack food vending machines are available in building EA. The ATM is located close to the road-side entrance of the building and the vending machines are located near the internal centrally-placed lifts.


Dress throughout SHARP 2018 is neat casual.


The Digital Humanities Research Group will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the Conference. Personal information will only be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with Australia’s National Privacy Principles.

Travel Options

There are many options for travel to and from the Parramatta South Campus at Western Sydney University. To travel to the City, you can catch the M52 or 520 from the bus stop just across the road, opposite the main campus entrance. To travel to Parramatta from Western Sydney University, most buses at this bus stop go there.

There is also the Rydalmere Train Station nearby which is about a ten minute walk away. To go to the City, you catch the T6 Carlingford Line and disembark at Clyde. From Clyde, you catch the T1 Emu Plains to City or Richmond to City service. To travel to Parramatta, you catch the T6 Carlingford Line and disembark at Clyde. From Clyde, you catch the City to Emu Plains or City to Richmond service. Train times are available from here.

Alternatively, it takes less than 30 minutes to walk from central Parramatta along the Parramatta River to Western Sydney University, Parramatta South campus.


Sydney winters can be sunny and mild, but you should plan to dress for mild to cool conditions. The average temperature range is around 8°C (46°F) at night to 16°C (61°F) in the daytime in mid-winter.