The 2017 National Apprentice Employment Conference is being held at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney. Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique style, five-star hotel housed within a stunning heritage building located on the bustling corner of Pitt, Hunter and O’Connell streets in the heart of the city.

Steeped in history, the beautiful building dates back to 1856 when it was home to John Fairfax Ltd, the Sydney Morning Herald was first printed here. In later years the building housed the Bank of New South Wales.

Many of Australia’s top companies surround the hotel and famous Sydney sights and attractions are located close by.

Venue: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
Address: 27 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 8214 0000

Parking is available at Wilson Parking Angel Place. Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney guests receive a discounted rate of $50.00 per car per day when the ticket is validated at our reception desk.


Vibrant Jacaranda trees in spring bloom at Circular Quay, Sydney

Sydney is consistently rated as one of the world’s best cities.

In Sydney, we enjoy a temperate climate, a reasonable cost of living and a great range of leisure choices, as well as high levels of safety, education and health care.

All in all, our lifestyle is second to none – which makes work, business and study so much easier.

Sydney is Australia’s oldest and largest city, set on a stunning harbour. Our State’s capital city is home to two of the world’s most recognisable icons − the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The CBD offers world-class theatres, great shopping, museums and art galleries and restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world.

Within easy reach of Sydney’s CBD are sandy beaches, national parks and suburbs with their own unique identities.


Sydney has a great Public transport system that includes buses trains and ferries. Visit for more information. Otherwise Taxi’s are always readily available, see list of taxi’s above.


Sydney city offers everything from harbour side restaurants to a never-ending list of cheap and cheerful eateries. Whether diners head out in search of supreme seafood, flavoursome Asian fare, authentic Italian dishes, modern Australian meals or simply a relaxed outdoor setting, the abundance of culinary choices provides something for everyone.

Good places to find out where to eat include:

Best Restaurants:
Sydney Restaurants:


Sydney offers world class shopping centres, designer boutiques, department stores and speciality shops.
Places to shop in the Central Business District CBD are located within easy walking distance to each other, but there are other major shopper paradise centres in the outer suburbs such as MacArthur, Chatswood, Parramatta and Penrith.

The beachside suburbs also have their own collections of speciality shops as well as everything else, more suited to Sydney’s relaxed beach culture, much in contrast to its more serious business side.

Getting to and from the airport

Distance from Sydney Airport to Radisson Blu Hotel is about 10 km and can take between 15 minutes and 35 minutes depending on route and traffic.

There are many taxi’s waiting for your convenience right outside airport terminal doors. You can expect to pay around $50 to reach the Sydney CBD.

A $3.00 airport toll is payable by all passengers taking a taxi from any of Sydney Airport’s taxi ranks.

Contacts have been provided below if you would prefer to pre-book your taxi.

Taxis Combined Services
Phone: 133 300

Silver Service Fleet
Phone: 133 100

Please note that taxis are not permitted to pick up passengers outside of the taxi ranks.

Public Bus transfers are available from Sydney Airport to most. Please log onto to find out the best way to get to your destination.

Your other options include Shuttle Buses. Most shuttle buses require you to pre-book their service so please contact them prior to ensure a seat.

Airport Connect:
City Shuttle:
Sydney Airporter:

AirportLink is Sydney’s link from Central station to both Domestic and International Terminals. To find more information please visit

Major car rental companies are at the airport with many other organisations having offices in the Sydney CBD. These companies include:

Phone: 13 63 33

Phone: 13 30 39

Phone: 1300 13 13 90

Phone: 13 27 27

Phone: 1300 36 72 27

Phone: 1300 668 810

1 – 3 November 2017 

Raddison Blu, Sydney NSW