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Please direct all enquiries to our friendly team in our head office:
Phone: (02) 9929 0088
For team training:
Sarah Jordan, Training Manager
Phone: (02) 9929 0088
Head office address:
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). Your training room is located around to the right on the outside of the building (past the cafe). 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.
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.
- Free parking is available at the rear of the hotel
- Public transport a short walk away.
- Tea and instant coffee is provided.
Driving? We have parking for youThere is free parking at the rear of the hotel, entering via Alexander Street.
If the train is more your style…Subiaco station on the Fremantle line is a 1.8km (approximately 22 minute walk) from the Wembley Hotel. Approximate taxi fare from Subiaco station to Wembley Hotel is $12.
You could also travel by busA number of bus lines travel at regular intervals down Cambridge Street departing from the Wellington Street Bus Station including route 81, 82, 85 and 92. Please note many of these services do not operate on a Sunday.
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 tooApproximate taxi fare from Perth CBD to Wembley is less than $20, while Uber estimates $11-$15 in low-peak times.
- Parking is available in local streets.
- Public transport a short walk away.
- There is a cafe out the front.
- Bathroom in training room.
Driving? We have parking for you
There is ample street parking, however most of it is metered during the day (Monday-Friday), so please be aware of any restrictions as we often get parking inspectors around here! On Saturdays and Sundays, street parking in the area is free, but please keep in mind that the area is popular and may take a moment to find a park.
If the bus is more your style…
The City Glider, 199 & 393 are just a few of the reliable buses that are of walking distance to Bright HQ. This is located on the river end of Commercial Road near Vernon Terrace.
You could also travel by Citycat or ferry
The CityCat and Cross River Ferry Terminals are also located on Commercial Road, just beside the bus terminal. Once you stop at the Teneriffe terminal, simply walk along Commercial Road and take a left towards Vernon Terrace.
We recommend you check all public transport on the TransLink Journey Planner or phone 13 12 30.