Department of Computing
Sydney, NSW 2109
Phone: +61 2 9850 9582
Fax: +61 2 9850 9551
Email: Anthony.Sloane AT mq.edu.au
Department of Computing
The Programming Languages Research Group is in the Department of Computing in building E6A on the Macquarie University campus at North Ryde in Sydney. Most of the department is on the third floor of E6A. (Campus Maps, Google Map)
If you are looking for the Programming Languages Reading Group on a Friday afternoon you'll usually find us in room E6A357 which is a seminar room nearby to the left as you come out of the lift or up the stairs on the third floor of E6A.
How to get to the Macquarie University Campus
The easiest way is to catch a train. Macquarie University has a station on the Chatswood to Epping line so it is straight-forward to get a direct train here from the city and other parts. The Transport NSW site has lots of information on catching trains, Opal cards for Sydney public transport, etc. See also the trip planner.
If you are driving from the city/bridge direction, you will probably want to come up the freeway to Lane Cove and join the Lane Cove Tunnel or Epping Road. Continue on either of these roads for a long time (past the entrance to the M2 and past Lane Cove Road) and you will eventually come to Herring Road. Turn right towards the Macquarie Shopping Centre. The entrance to the university closest to E6A is near the shopping centre where Waterloo Road intersects Herring Road. You'll be able to recognise it because there is a large train station building site on two corners. Turn left into the campus. If you miss the Herring Road turn-off on Epping Road, don't panic. There is another entrance to the University on Epping Road further along.
If you're driving from elsewhere, you're a bit more on your own. Common routes involve Lane Cove road coming up from the Homebush Bay area or down from the northern beaches. If you can get to Epping Train Station you can catch a bus to the campus.
Alternatively, you may find it easier to catch a bus to the campus. There are many buses from the City to Macquarie: routes 288, 292 and 294 are usually the best. The trip will take from forty minutes to an hour depending on whether you clash with peak traffic. 290's also go to Macquarie although most of them go via North Sydney and the Pacific Highway so they take longer than the other ones. All of these buses leave from the York Street side of the Queen Victoria Building in the city. The buses will drop you off at the Macquarie Centre from where you can walk into campus or you can go one more stop to the University bus stop.
There is a reasonable amount of parking on the campus, although you'll have to feed the machines to get a ticket. Macquarie Centre may have some free parking if you don't mind a short walk from there.
How to get help
If you get lost within office hours, please call Tony Sloane on 9850 9582 or the Department of Computing Office on 9850 9514 for directions.