Travel Information


Armidale is a city of 25,000 people located on the New England Tablelands in Northern NSW, midway between Sydney and Brisbane. Driving along the New England Highway, the distance from Sydney is around 550km.

Since the 1800s Armidale has been a city of schools and churches, with two impressive cathedrals (Catholic and Anglican), a university (The University of New England), two public high schools, a catholic high school and three independent schools. Armidale’s altitude of 1000 metres ensures its summers are cooler than most parts of Australia, while its winters are bracing. The camp will be held in Autumn, one of the most beautiful times of the year in the picturesque New England.

Transport Links

Armidale is well served by air, bus and train. Campers attending the Forensic Science Camp by any of these methods of transport will be met on arrival, and seen off when they depart by an adult staff member. For this reason, it is essential that you keep the Camp organisers up to date with your travel arrangements. As the camp requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, we recommend that all successful applicants hold off booking and paying for transport until we advise that we have sufficient numbers for the camp to go ahead.

There are several bus companies servicing the Armidale region from north, east and south.

Armidale is served by several QantasLink and REX flights each day from Sydney, some of which may be appropriate for students attending the Camp. We will meet all flights into Armidale provided the Private Transport Form is returned prior to the camp.

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CountryLink trains move between Sydney and Armidale daily, and stop at major stations between Sydney and Armidale. This service departs Sydney Central at 10am, arriving in Armidale around 6pm; with a 9am departure and 5pm arrival on return. These times DO NOT fit in well with the timings for the Forensic Science Camp and thus should only be used as a last resort. Campers will not miss out on anything of importance if they arrive on the train on the Tuesday, however, leaving early on the Saturday is much more difficult as they miss out on the final court case.

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