Venue & Host City

We acknowledge the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which the ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium will take place and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend this acknowledgement and respect to the Traditional Owners of other Country which will be visited during GA2023 and to all Indigenous people who attend. We welcome the involvement of Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council as a GA2023 Strategic Partner.


ICC Sydney

The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is located in the heart of Sydney at the active precinct of Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay. The recently renovated convention centre is a multipurpose space, leading in technology, innovation and contemporary design. For more information on the ICC Sydney, please click here.

The Congress venue is only 8km from Sydney’s International and Domestic Airport and only a short walk away from Australia’s largest CBD and other famous landmarks. ICC Sydney set amongst restaurants, retail and accommodation choices in Darling Harbour and the surrounding suburbs. For more information about events, restaurants and what’s on in Darling Harbour, please click here.

Host City

About Sydney

Built around the largest, most beautiful harbour in the world, Sydney is undoubtedly the most exciting hub in the southern hemisphere. It is the largest and oldest city in Australia and home to over 4.5 million people. From the iconic, heritage-listed Opera House to the golden beaches stretching into the Pacific Ocean – Sydney is the place for everyone.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge to see panoramic views from the top of this Australian icon, visit the historic ‘Rocks’ area – the site of the original white settlement – or take a surfing lesson at Bondi Beach, famous for its golden sands and turquoise waters. There’s so much to see and do!

What’s more, the city offers an exciting variety of attractions, including designer boutiques, fine restaurants, chic bars and lavish department stores. Surrounded by numerous national parks and protected areas of natural bushland, the beautiful Blue Mountains are only a short journey to the west and offer sights that simply cannot be missed.

Sydney is a cosmopolitan city, a major industrial, business and commercial centre and is endlessly fascinating in its variety and beauty – make sure you make the most of what it has to offer. For your ultimate guide to Sydney click here.

Here are some useful links to help you best plan your time when you are visiting Sydney: