Program + Venue

2021 Welcoming Cities Symposium

Opening Reception

21 April 2021, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Yots Waterside, Australian National Maritime Museum

The Reception is included in the event registration and is a catered cocktail function. Dietary requirements can be specified in the event registration process.

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22 April 2020, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Lighthouse Gallery, Australian National Maritime Museum

The Symposium is fully catered (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea) and dietary requirements can be specified in the event registration process.

  • Opening Reception

    5:30-7:30 pm 21 April 2021

  • Symposium 2021

    22 April 2021

The Venue

Australian National Maritime Museum

Spectacularly located at the waterfront of Darling Harbour, the Maritime Museum is a distinctive indoor/outdoor attraction and great entertainment for the whole family.
With 13-metre high windows stretching across the length of the room, the Lighthouse Gallery has sweeping views of Darling Harbour, Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse and a fleet of heritage vessels.

Getting there:

Please note that masks are required on all public transport in NSW. Please see the NSW Health website for more information


We’re in Darling Harbour, a pleasant 15 minute stroll across Pyrmont Bridge from the centre of Sydney’s CBD, or a 10 minute walk from Sydney Fish Market.

We’re a 20 minute walk from Town Hall Station. You can also connect with the L1 Light Rail at Central Station to arrive just across the road from the museum.

The 389 from Bondi Junction stops at the front door.

Catch the spectacular F4 route from Circular Quay to Pyrmont Bay Wharf, right at the museum.
You can also catch the F3 route to Barangaroo Wharf, a 20 minute walk across Pyrmont Bridge to the museum.

Light Rail
Take the L1 light rail from Central Station, or from Dulwich Hill through the inner west, to Pyrmont Bay stop, right across the road from the museum.

Public Transport: Routes, Timetables & More
For timetables, more information and the best route via public transport from wherever you are, plan your trip at Transport for NSW.

Nearby car parks include:
Harbourside Car Park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont.
Star Casino Car Park, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont (7am – 6.30pm).

Remember to get your parking ticket stamped at the museum reception.


As COVID-19 continues to be front of mind across the world, we wish to assure you that your health and safety is paramount and we have implemented additional measures around hygiene and safe food practices to reduce risk.

Electronic customer check-in

All venues in NSW are required to use the NSW Government QR code system.

Providing your name and contact number when you visit the National Maritime Museum ensures NSW Health can contact you quickly and easily, if necessary. If you get COVID-19, fewer people will have to self-isolate as a result of having attended the same venue as you.
For more information about the Service NSW app, see here.

Guests will be asked to use the Service NSW QR Code on arrival to sign in.

More information
For more information please visit the NSW Health Website