Getting there and around

DSE 2022 AUS will take place at the campus of Australian National University which is located in the center of Canberra.


DSE 2022 AUS Summer School Lecturers will be located in CBE Lecture Theatre 1, Building #26C.

All conference talks will take place in Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), Building #23.

Please use the ANU campus map for directions.

Student accommodation

Canberra offers a number of possibilities for student accommodations. AirBnB and Stayz are the two popular websites for short term rentals, ANU campus is surrounded by many hotels.

Specifically for the DSE students we have secured several options at reduced prices. These will be filled at first come — first served bases.

Hotel and room Price Number booked
QT hotel, King room $144 AUD per night limited number
Quest Canberra City Walk, studio $161 - $234 AUD per night book directly
Judith Wright Court, 2 bedroom, shared $152 AUD per apartment 3 available

Please contact Erica Zhu for more information and to book any of these options. To secure the special accommodation rates, booking requests should be submitted by Thursday 24 November 2022.

COVID-19 Information

Travel to/from Australia

From September 9 2022, masks are no longer required on flights travelling to Australia.

From July 6 2022, all travellers to and from Australia should be aware that:

  • People entering Australia do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status
  • People entering Australia do not need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
  • People leaving Australia will not be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status
  • Unvaccinated visa holders do not need a travel exemption to travel to Australia

It is important to remember that airlines, vessel operators and other countries may have specific requirements that travellers need to comply with.

Inbound international travel information Entering and leaving Australia

ACT Government COVID-19 Information

Stay COVID Smart in the ACT visit:

COVID-19 RT-PCR and IgM antibody screening for all travellers is available at selected collection centres in the ACT. It is essential that you check with your destination, transit country and airline for travel requirements and recommended timeframe in which you need to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

COVID-19 PCR tests in the ACT for travellers need to be booked through pathology centres. Costs of testing vary depending on tests needed for travelling.

ACT COVID-19 testing sites for people who have COVID symptoms ACT COVID-19 testing sites for travelling purpose

The Australian National University COVID-19 Advice

This is an in-person, indoor event and ANU requires masks to be worn while in class.

To help keep everyone safe, please ensure that you are familiar with, and follow, the advice from ACT Health regarding COVID-19.

By registering for the Summer School and the Conference you acknowledge the Australian National University has communicated the below COVID safety requirements to attendees:

  • Adhere to state and local health guidelines
  • Do not attend the campus if you are unwell, symptomatic, have received a positive RAT test result or are awaiting the result of a PCR rest
  • Comply with ANU mask requirement while in indoor areas
  • Maintain physical distance of 1.5 metres from others wherever possible
  • Maintain good hand hygiene by sanitising or washing hands regularly
  • Notify the event organiser if you test positive for COVID within 48 hours after the event

For further details, please visit ANU COVID-19 advice at

Visa Information

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia, and the appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia, and activities that they will be undertaking. Please find the following information regarding visa options for event participants below.

Participants, attendees and speakers that will not be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the event may be eligible to apply for one of the following visa options:

Find the visa type you may need to apply to visit Australia here

Event code of conduct: Our events are dedicated to providing a scholarly and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery, which is not directly related to research projects under discussion, is not appropriate for any RSE venue or event including talks, workshops, lunches, dinners, lectures, tutorials, external engagement.

Because we view all RSE events (including workshop dinners and workshop lunches, staff get-togethers organised in the name of RSE, RSE Christmas and RSE Melbourne cup parties) are extensions of the scholarly activities of the School, all events organised by RSE are alcohol-free. The RSE will not pay for consumption of alcohol at any event organised by the School, we additionally request that participants in RSE organised events do not buy or bring their own alcohol to the RSE event.

All participants in RSE events are reminded that the ANU offers a range of confidential support including:

  • The Safety and Wellbeing team can provide information and support following an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment. The team can be contacted by emailing or phoning 0261252211 and requesting to speak with a Case Manager. Case Managers are available to provide information and initial support for staff.

  • ANU Adviser to Staff - The Adviser to Staff provides professional counselling and advice to staff on-campus in dealing with work-related or personal issues that may be affecting their work. On-campus appointments can be made during business hours. Email

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - ANU offers a choice of counselling and advisory services for our staff members and their immediate families. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers can help you work through a broad range of personal and work-related issues. Assure – 1800 808 374 or Relationships Australia – 02 6122 7100