AWISA - Visitor Information


Admission is free. AWISA 2020 is a trade-only exhibition. All visitors are asked to register. Visitors can register at the counters in the foyer prior to admission, but is it preferred that they pre-register.

Pre-registrations can only be done through this website. Mail, fax and phone pre-registrations are not available. Visitor name badges will not be mailed.

Visitors who have pre-registered should print off their bar-coded confirmation email and bring it to be scanned at the e-badge stations in the foyer. A name badge will be printed at the station for express entry to the show.

The link to the pre-registration site will be available by early April 2020.


AWISA 2020 is a workplace with woodworking machinery on display and in operation.

In the interest of safety, children under 15 years of age will not be admitted to the exhibition. AWISA prefers that children are not even brought to the venue. However, a professionally run children’s hospitality suite is provided, with activities and entertainment to suit the various age groups being looked after. Space is available on a first-come first-served basis. Bookings are not accepted. By registering to visit, show visitors accept that the final decision about entry of children who appear to be under age will be made by venue security or the show managers.

Also in the interest of safety, alcohol is only available from 5.00p.m. to 6.00p.m. on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


The information visitors provide when registering will be used to enable access to the event. When visitors allow exhibitors to electronically read their access cards they are giving exhibitors all the information provided at registration. After the exhibition, exhibitors are provided with information on all visitors, and AWISA Ltd uses the information to promote the next exhibition, to mail AWISA’s quarterly trade magazine and to email AWISA’s eNewsletter. Visitors should contact the organisers in writing by 6 July 2020 if they do not want their information included in the list provided to all exhibitors. The information is not disclosed to any other parties.


There are over 5000 hotel rooms within two kilometres of the venue - in the Darling Harbour and Pyrmont area adjacent to ICC Sydney, and in the Sydney CBD. Special rates have been negotiated at a number of these hotels. Visitors are recommended to book early as this will give them a greater choice of room and hotel.

HRS (previously called The Lido Group) has been appointed to handle visitors’ accommodation. AWISA visitors should book through the HRS website. If necessary, HRS can be contacted on 02 8585 0808 or via their website.

AWISA visitors are asked to make their own air travel bookings direct with airlines or through their travel agents.

Airline contact:


Within Australia 13 13 13
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Within Australia 13 15 38
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Virgin Australia

Within Australia 13 67 89
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For details about ICC Sydney and things to do in Sydney and around Darling Harbour during your visit, go to:


A fleet of 48 seat coaches will provide a complimentary shuttle service between the two domestic terminals and AWISA 2020, with the service running every half hour from 8.00am each show day, with the last service leaving the exhibition one hour after the close of the show each day.

On arrival at Sydney airport go to the baggage claim area in either domestic terminal and look for the bus company representative with the AWISA sign, or go to the Qantas group coach bays to the east of the Qantas terminal, T3. Qantas passengers should exit the Qantas terminal ground floor and turn left. Virgin, Jetstar and other T2 passengers should exit the T2 terminal ground floor, walk along the pedestrian footpath through the ground floor of the car park to the Qantas terminal, then head right to the Qantas group coach bays. Look for the bus with the AWISA sign. International visitors can connect to the AWISA shuttle by taking the airport shuttle to the domestic terminals.

At the venue the passenger drop-off and pick-up point will be at the bus stop in Iron Wharf Place, north end of ICC Sydney Convention centre, near Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.

Luggage room

Luggage can be left during the day at the AWISA luggage room. Items are stored at the owners’ risk.


The venue car park is located underneath the exhibition halls, access off Darling Drive. For more details about car park and public transport options click here.