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SYDNEY AND ONLINE COURSES

P: (02) 9929 0088
F: (02) 8572 5345
E: courses@writerscentre.com.au

Suite 3 (Ground Floor)
55 Lavender Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061

MELBOURNE

P: (03) 9005 6737
E: courses@writerscentre.com.au

Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

PERTH

P: (08) 9468 0177
E: courses@writerscentre.com.au

3/185 Eighth Avenue
Inglewood WA 6052

WHERE ARE SYDNEY CLASSES HELD?

Suite 3 (Ground Floor)
55 Lavender Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061

  • Free parking is limited.
  • We strongly recommend public transport on weekdays and weekends.
  • Tea and instant coffee is provided, and there are cafes and convenience stores within walking distance.
  • Bathroom and kitchenette in each training room.

Travelling by train? Milsons Point is the closest station.

When you come out of the station, exit on the Alfred Street side and turn right, up Alfred Street (away from the harbour) for 3-4 minutes. Turn left at the roundabout onto Lavender Street and walk down the left hand side for about 100 metres to 55 Lavender Street (the building just before Harbourview Crescent). Please check Transport NSW for current information on timetables and network disruptions.

Driving? Allow additional time to find parking.

There is some parking on Lavender Street and Alfred Street but it’s 2-hour metered parking. After 6pm, some unmetered parking becomes available in nearby streets. For full-day courses, we recommend public transport. There are parking stations in North Sydney, about a 10-minute walk away.

WHERE ARE MELBOURNE CLASSES HELD?

Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

  • Parking is available (check pricing) but allow extra time on market days (check schedule).
  • Public transport is a 10-minute walk from The Convent
  • Numerous cafes on-site
  • Bathrooms are a short walk from each training room

Students, please refer to your enrolment confirmation email for specific information on finding your training room. Abbotsford Convent is a huge venue and we don't want you to get lost!

Travelling by train? Victoria Park is the closest station.

Once out of the station and on Johnston Street, walk east (away from the City) down Johnston Street for around 12 minutes to Clarke Street. Turn right into Clarke Street (the last right before the Yarra) and left into St Heliers Street.

Is tram more your style?

Catch any tram down Victoria Street Abbotsford/Richmond and get off at Nicholson Street Abbotsford. Walk north up Nicholson Street all the way to Abbotsford Street and turn right. At the end of Abbotsford Street turn left into Clarke St and then right into St Heliers Street. This is a 20-25 minute walk.

You could also come by bus…

From the city you can catch the 200, 201, 207 and alight at the Clarke Street bus stop (before Johnston Street crosses the Yarra). Turn right at Clarke St then turn left into St Heliers Street.

Driving? Allow additional time to find parking

The Abbotsford Convent is located at the end of St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. See MELWAYS Ref 44 G5. All-day parking is available in the carpark opposite the site on St Heliers Street (visit the Abbotsford Convent website for costs). There is also a limited amount of free parking spaces on the street. Parking in the neighbouring streets is mainly for residents only.

Parking is difficult on market days. Visit the Abbotsford Convent website to find out if there will be markets held on the day of your course. If you find this to be the case, head straight to Marine Parade (enter from Nicholson Street) and surrounding streets in Abbotsford which are close to the Convent and usually have enough all-day parking. It is a good idea to aim to arrive about 30 minutes’ early to take into account the potential parking and traffic issues and also to leave yourself enough time to purchase a coffee from one of the cafes at the Convent.

Please check Public Transport Victoria for current information on timetables and network disruptions.

WHERE ARE PERTH CLASSES HELD?

3/185 Eighth Avenue
Inglewood WA 6052

  • Free parking is available on-site and in local streets
  • Public transport a short walk away.
  • Tea and instant coffee is provided, and there are cafes and convenience stores within walking distance.
  • Bathroom and kitchenette in each training room.

Driving? We have parking for you

There are 12 free parking bays directly in front of the training room, although two hour parking limits do apply at certain times. This parking is not unlimited in the evening or on Sundays. There is also plentiful street parking available along Beaufort Street. If you still struggle to find parking in any of these locations (which is unlikely), there is a car park outside the Inglewood Library where Beaufort Street intersects with Tenth Avenue.

If the train is more your style...

The Maylands train station is at the end of Eighth Avenue. When you exit the train head to the Inglewood side of the station and cross Railway Parade (towards the Dome Cafe) and walk (northwest) up Eighth Avenue. It is approximately a 1km walk and should take about 12 minutes.

You could also travel by bus

From the city train station it is approximately a 16-minute bus ride. Alight at the stop on Beaufort Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue. Continue along Beaufort Street towards Eighth Avenue and turn right.

We recommend you check all public transport on the Transperth Journey Planner or phone 13 62 13.

If you need to travel by taxi or Uber, that’s okay too

Approximate taxi fare from Perth CBD to Inglewood is less than $20, while Uber estimates $11-$15 in low-peak times.

WHERE ARE ONLINE CLASSES HELD?

Your place!
All you need is an internet connection.

  • Free parking is available in your favourite places - on the couch, in the park...
  • Tea and coffee available just a short walk away (in your kitchen) or visit your local cafe...

Have questions about how our online courses work?

We answer all your questions here.