Sydney Lodges

VASTA has teamed with Sydney Lodges, a range of boutique hotels, to offer accommodation for conference attendees within close proximity to NIDA at affordable rates.


The conference will be held at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), which is located at 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW.  This area is around 6 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, and around 7 kilometres from the Opera House.  While there are buses and trains around Sydney, it is recommended that you stay close to the conference for your convenience. Sydney Lodges, Randwick, are all located within walking distance to the conference venue.


Attendees are not required to stay at Sydney Lodges, however VASTA members are eligible for a discounted stay there during and either side of the conference (17 July - 4 Aug 2020). Rooms are offered to VASTA conference attendees at highly competitive rates, ranging from $124 AUD - $139 AUD per night. For information about Sydney Lodges click on the following link:

View the Sydney Lodges Flyer for venues near the conference 


Or book now, following these instructions (download more detailed instructions here):

  • Go to the Sydney Lodges website

  • Select ‘All Randwick Properties’ or any of the individual Lodges in the list below:

o High Cross Park Lodge ($124/night)
o Avoca Lodge ($129/night)
o Perouse Lodge ($139/night)

  • enter your required dates between 17 July - 4 August 2020

  • enter the number of guests

  • enter the promo code VASTA to view available room options with the special conference rate, and proceed with your booking.

(This code will only work for direct bookings on the Sydney Lodges website; it will not be valid through booking search engines such as Expedia or Trivago).

Book now at Sydney Lodges!


Please note, two properties have recently split from the Sydney Lodges group, but will still offer VASTA attendees a discounted rate. To book with them, you will need to contact them directly. They are: 

For those wishing to extend their time in Sydney before or after the conference, Sydney Lodges is also offering a 12% discount on all room rates for their boutique Potts Point properties, located closer to the city centre and the famous Sydney Harbour. Simply click on the 'Book now at Sydney Lodges!' button above and select 'All Sydney Properties'. Enter your desired dates (between 17 July and 4 Aug 2020) and the promo code VSYDNEY if you'd like to take advantage of this offer and continue to explore Sydney outside of the conference dates.

View the Sydney Lodges Flyer for venues near the city

Sydney has a range of accommodation available, but we suggest that you book early in order to secure somewhere to stay near the conference venue. Sydney is a popular place!  Other accommodation options include and