Pre-Arrival Information

Pre-Conference Information

PhD Symposium
12:00 pm sharp, Saturday 30th November.

Location: Curtin Law School, 57 Murray Street, Perth City.

What to bring: Note pad and pen, USB with your presentation and water bottle to keep you hydrated.

Early Careers Research Workshop
When: Monday 2 December
Time: 12.00pm – 4.30pm (note this is a slightly amended time)
Where: Curtin Law School, 57 Murray Street, Perth City

General Information

SOAC Conference Venue
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

Please check in at the registration desk to receive your registration pack including name badge and pocket program.
The conference registration desk will be open at the following times:

If you are attending the Welcome Reception, the registration desk will be open at Spacecubed.
Monday 2 December:4.00pm – 6.00pm

Registration location: Lower Colonnade, UWA Campus
Tuesday 3rd December:7.00am – 4.30pm
Wednesday 4th December:7.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday 5th December:7.00am – 4.30pm

Onsite Registration Phone Number: 0481715239

What to Bring?
For sustainability purposes, we recommend that you bring your own water bottle and keep cup.

Concurrent Sessions – Art Buildings & UWA Club
The Arts Building is located off Hackett Drive Entrance No 1 on the UWA Crawley campus. Please note, food and drinks are not allowed in the venue as it is the UWA policy. Lecture Rooms are located on the south-side, facing Carpark 3 near the Reid Library.

Arts Building
-Arts Lecture Rooms 4, 5, and 6 are on the ground floor
-Arts Lecture Rooms 8, 9 and 10 are on the first floor.
-Austin & Fox Lecture Theatres are also located in the Arts Building.  Fox

UWA Club
Auditorium, Seminar Rooms and the Banquet Hall are all located in UWA Club.

Download the App
We are delighted to offer delegates the SOAC 2019 Conference App which will provide delegates with information on the conference program, real time updates, live activity stream and messaging between delegates.

To download,  please follow the below instructions.
Please note, you will need Wi-Fi connectivity to access the app.

1. Search for EventsAir app in your App Store
2. Install app and enter event code: soac2019
3. Enter your personal supplied in your pre-arrival letter

Wi-Fi Access
Please see below Wi-Fi details which can be accessed throughout the duration of the conference.

Network: UnifiConf
Username: soac
Password: u8rmu2

Well-being Program (pre-registration required)
If you are attending any of the SOAC well-being activities please note the below locations, you will be required to make your own way to the location/meeting point.

Body Balance, Pilates, Yoga
Meeting Location: Reid Oval adjacent Reid Library, UWA Campus
Classes will be approximately 50 minutes – 1 hour.

Tuesday 3 December:7.30 am Body Balance
Wednesday 4 December: 7.30 am Yoga
Thursday 5 December: 7.30 am Pilates

SOAC Bike Ride(pre-registration required)
Meeting Location: AboutBikeHire, 305 Riverside Drive.( At the back of Point Fraser car park)
Bike hire available from $10.00, please contact Scott at  to organise your bike directly.
Tour Guide: Dr Julian Bolleter

Getting here

Getting to UWA
Transperth operates regular bus services between Perth Airport, Perth City and other local centres. You can plan your journey on public transport using their Journey Planner. For up-to-date information about routes, rates and schedules, please contact Transperth. For campus parking, please see attached maps. SmartRiders can be purchased from Terminal 1, alternatively please click here to view other SmartRider retail outlets.

Perth Airport
Perth Airport is about 15 minutes away by bus, car or taxi. Bus Route 380 & 40 runs daily between the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the Perth city centre and T1 and T2(Route 380) and T3 – T4 (Route 40), both shuttles stop at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, you will then be able to catch a bus from Elizabeth Quay Bus Station to The University of Western Australia on Route no 950, 23, 102, or 107.
Help plan your journey here via JourneyPlanner

Terms & Conditions
Please view the registration terms and conditions HERE

Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The ACRN encourages free expression and exchange of ideas between ACRN members and during SOAC events, through collegial and respectful debate and communication. Discrimination or harassment based on gender; race; ethnicity; sexual orientation; disability; age or any other form is not acceptable within the ACRN.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens:
Now open

Abstract Submission Fully Peer-Reviewed Abstract Closes:
8 March 2019

Abstract Submission Extended Abstract and Presentation Closes:
31 March 2019

PhD/ECR Symposium:
30 Nov – 2 Dec

SOAC Conference:
3 – 5 December

Hosted by

Track Sponsors



Structure (Design/Architecture)

Housing and Social


Movement and Infrastructure

Silver Sponsor

Lanyard & Name Badge Sponsor

ECR Scholarship Sponsor

Conference Supporters