Any individuals or organisations who are interested in learning more about the issue of marine plastic pollution and the solutions we can implement to build a healthier economy and a better world.

The Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference will be held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000 on Monday 30th October - Wednesday 1st November 2017.

The Plasticity Forum will be held at the Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000

Yes. Your ticket may be transferred if you can no longer attend the Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference. Please email with the subject line ‘TICKET TRANSFER’ prior to 27th October with the new registrant's name and contact information.
Your conference registration includes full and open access to all sessions on the days you have purchased tickets to. The 3-day conference ticket include gala dinner but you need to buy your gala dinner ticket separately if you buy a 1-day ticket.
Individuals wanting to participate in one session must register for a one-day pass for that day; We do not allow unregistered attendees to come to sessions or other conference events. Please head to to purchase your one day ticket. Please note, 1-day conference tickets include entry to the third day of the conference, Wed 1 Nov


Please be aware that due to the redesign of Darling Harbour, some areas will be blocked off from public access and access conditions may have changed. Visit for more information

Visit for Parking available around the Darling Harbour Precinct.

By Rail

The closest Train Station is Town Hall which is a 7 minute walk to Dockside.

By Bus

For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth, Castlereagh, George or York streets, alight at Market, Park, Druitt, or Bathurst streets.

  • Market St
    You will enter Darling Harbour close to SEA LIFE Aquarium which is a 6 minute walk to Dockside along Cockle Bay Wharf.
  • Park & Druitt St
    You will enter close to Cockle Bay Wharf.
  • Bathurst St
    You will be closer to Tumbalong Park which is a 6 minute walk to Dockside.

By Ferry

Catch a ferry to Darling Harbour from Circular Quay and alight at King Street Wharf. King Street Wharf is a 7 minute walk to Dockside.

King Street Wharf is closest to SEA LIFE Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf.

By Light Rail

The Inner West Light Rail travels between Central Station in the CBD and Dulwich Hill in the Inner West, stopping in Darling Harbour. Alight at Convention stop for the ICC Sydney Convention Centre and Harbourside Shopping Centre. The ICC Sydney is a 6 minute walk to Dockside, while Harbourside is a 10 minute walk across Pyrmont Bridge.

To find out more & to get directions


Our conference is held at Darling Harbour and there are plenty of accommodations within walking distance of the conference venue. Please see below our recommended hotels, you can contact the hotel directly to book your accommodation.

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
68 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 (02) 9291 0200

Vibe Hotel Sydney
111 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 (02) 8272 3300

Travelodge Hotel Sydney
27-33 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2010
Phone: +61 (02) 8267 1700

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central
Cnr of George and Quay Streets, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +62 (02) 9212 2544

Mantra on Kent
433 Kent St, Sydney NSW  2000
Phone: +61 (02) 9284 2300

BreakFree on George
653 George Street , Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 (02) 9284 4500


You do not need to print out your registration. Please download the Eventbrite app on you phone and sign in using the email that you used for registration, you will have access to your electronic ticket.
The registration desk opens at 8.30am on Monday and 8am on Tuesday and Wednesday.
During the conference days, smart casual attire is preferred. Smart casual attire is also recommended for the Gala Dinner.
YES! We would love you to post as much as you can about the conference in the lead up and while you are at the event. Just don't forget to use the hashtag #BeyondPlastic
We encourage you to take photos throughout the day and to post them on social media with the hashtag #BeyondPlastic
We will have photographers at the conference. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let our staff know.
Yes, you will be given access to download the electronic copy of the speakers presentations after the conference.
We will have a selection of gluten free, nut free and dairy free food throughout the day and the vegan meal at the Gala Dinner will also be gluten free, nut free and dairy free. If you have any other dietary requirements, please let us know so we can accommodate you by emailing: with the subject ‘DIETARY REQUIREMENTS’ & Your Name
Fantastic! Please send an email to with the subject ‘VOLUNTEER FOR EVENT’
You should have received an email with all of the details for your exhibition, but if you have lost this, please email with the subject ‘EXHIBITOR HELP’


  1. If a registrant is unable to attend the conference for any reason, they may substitute with someone else from the same institute/organisation at no extra cost.
  2. Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person, then the following cancellation fee apply:
    * Registration canceled up until 30 June 2017 incurs no fee.
    * Registration canceled in July 2017 will be refunded 80% of the registration fee.
    * Registration canceled in August 2017 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee.
    * Registration canceled in September 2017 will be refunded 30% of the registration fee.
    * Registration canceled in on and/or after 1 Oct 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.
  3. When a refund is issued, it can take up to 5 business days to show up in your account (7 business days internationally) depending on the bank or credit card company. Refunds will be made in the following ways:
    * For payments received by credit or debit cards through Eventbrite, the same credit/debit card will be refunded.
    * For all other payments, a bank transfer will be made to the payee nominated account.
  4. The Beyond Plastic Pollution Conference and related events are offered on a cost-recovery basis and may be cancelled due to adverse events beyond the control of the Boomerang Alliance Team or if there is insufficient registration. In the event that the conference is cancelled, the Boomerang Alliance Team cannot be responsible for any cancellation/charge assessed to registrants by airlines, travel agencies, or hotels.


Email us at with your query as the subject.