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The 5th Australian Mathematical Sciences Student Conference

Dec. 6th - Dec. 8th, 2017, Wollongong, NSW.

The Science building at UOW

About the Conference

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Student Conference is an annual conference for Australian postgraduate and honours students from the mathematical sciences. The conference aims to bring students together, enable students to communicate their work, facilitate dialogue, and encourage collaboration, all within a friendly and informal atmosphere.

The conference will run for 3 days, from the 6th of December until the 8th of December, 2017.

2017-12-06 08:30:00 2017-12-08 14:00:00 Australia/Sydney Australian Mathematical Sciences Student Conference The 5th Australian Mathematical Sciences Student Conference University of Wollongong AMSSC auto

Note that AMSSC takes place the week before AustMS 2017.


Registration has now closed.

Talk Information

All students in attendance are encouraged to give a talk. Talks will run for 20 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Please submit talk titles and abstracts to Abstract submissions close on the 13th November! . You can still submit an abstract after this date, however it will not appear in the conference booklet.

Conference Booklet: PDF
Timetable: PDF

Financial Support

Students giving a talk at this conference are eligible for the AMSI/AustMS Student Support Scheme, covering up to half of travel, registration and childcare costs. All information, including the funding rules, application deadline and application online form, can be found here.

The deadline for financial support is September 22nd, 2017!

Plenary Speakers


The conference will be held at University of Wollongong main campus in Building 20 (Communications Centre) which is marked on the map below. A downloadable map of the campus can be found here.

View on Google Maps.

The Australian Signals Directorate

The Australian Signals Directorate is one of the major sponors of the AMSSC. They are looking to recuit people from the mathematical sciences with strong critical thinking and research skills. For more information about jobs with the Australian Signals Directorate check out their careers page.
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Accommodation Suggestions

We have compiled a list of some of the accomodation around Wollongong. More can be found with a quick Google. In addition, Airbnb can often be a cheap alternative to hotels.

Wollongong CBD

Accomodation Phone Price/Night (approx.) Distance to UOW
Wollongong YHA (02) 4229 1332 $31 3.0km
Wollongong Backpackers Keiraleagh (02) 4228 6765 $85 3.6km
Flinders Motel (02) 4226 6566 $100 2.6km
Downtown Motel (02) 4229 8344 $106 4.0km
Boat Harbour Motel (02) 4228 9166 $165 3.7km
Sage Hotel (02) 4201 2111 $209 4.7km

North Wollongong

Accomodation Phone Price/Night (approx.) Distance to UOW
Beach Park Motel (02) 4226 1577 $125 3.0km
Normandie Motel And Function Centre (02) 4229 4833 $145 2.7km
Novotel Wollongong North beach (02) 4224 3111 $199 3.3km
Lighthouse at Wollongong Harbour


The easiest way to access public transport in NSW is with an Opal card. Opal cards can either be ordered online, or purchased from the Airport train station as well as most newsagents and post offices. At many train stations—including the Sydney airport station—you can also purchase single trip tickets. Check the locations here.

Sydney airport to Wollongong


First take the train from the Domestic Terminal Station to Wolli Creek Station. Then change to the South Coast Line and catch the train to either Wollongong Station—which is close to the Wollongong CBD—or to North Wollongong Station—which is close to the University of Wollongong. Note that single trip tickets can be purchased at ALL of the stations mentioned above.

For getting to your accommodation we recommend disembarking at Wollongong train station and catching the free 55A and 55C buses as detailed below.

The train fare between Sydney airport and Wollongong is approximately $23 each way for a single trip ticket (Sydney airport includes a surcharge) and takes around 2 hours. More information, including timetables, can be found on the Sydney Trains website.

Airport Shuttles

Many shuttle bus companies provide transport between the airport and Wollongong. These buses usually must be pre-booked. One such service is Leisure Coast Limousine Service, but others can be found in the Yellow Pages under airport shuttle services.

Transport around Wollongong

A general guide to transport around the University of Wollongong can be found here.


There is a free bus service around the centre of Wollongong which stops at the university. The routes are numbered 55A (anticlockwise) and 55C (clockwise). They run every 10 minutes between 7am and 6pm, and run every 20 minutes between 6pm and 10pm. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes travel time from the Wollongong CBD to the university on the 55C. A route map can be found here, and real-time timetables are available through the UOW Shuttle app on iPhone and Android.

There is another free bus service (route 9N) between North Wollongong station and the University of Wollongong. This service runs every 15 minutes.


For those with cars, general parking on campus costs $9.60 per day. Coin and credit card operated ticket machines are located throughout the campus. The machines do not give change. Alternatively, street parking in the surrounding suburb of Keiraville is free, however some areas are only 2 hour parking.


Taxis in Wollongong may be booked by calling 131 008.


For those who prefer to travel by foot, the University of Wollongong main campus is approximately a 45 minute walk from the Wollongong CBD.

Contact Information

If you have any queries, please email us at


Conference logo, background, and photography by Alexander Mundey.
Website based on template by John Harrison for AMSSC15.
Hosted by the University of Newcastle.