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Bents Basin Camping

525 Wolstenholme Avenue

Greendale, NSW 2745


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The Platypus Initiative is happy to announce that PlatypusCon^H^H^HCamp is on once more, on the 22nd-24th September (no, you don't have to camp). We're working on lining up another epic day of hands-on conference-style events and an epic night of festivities where can all help each other learn something new =]

Bring your laptop to get the most out of this event.

It doesn't matter if you're new to this infosec thing, or you've been at it for ages; everyone's expected to participate, and you won't find it fun if you're expecting to just come and sit and listen to other people's work.

Some of our content includes:

  • Backdooring monitors
  • Blue team jamming
  • Capture the Flags

  • Drone hacking and racing

  • Hardware hacking

  • Internet of Things exploitation

  • Multi-OS Privilege Escalation
  • Physical security exploitation including lockpicking, bypass techniques, NFC hacking and hostage escape

  • Software Defined Radio (SDR) building and hunting

  • Wireless hacking

A more detailed schedule of talks will be released closer to the event.


How do I get there?

  • By car: enter the Bents Basin campground entrance from Wolstenholme Ave and follow the signs to the campground

  • By the complimentary platypus party bus:
    Picking up from Central station, Bay 14 @ Eddy Avenue: 8:30am Saturday 23/09/2017
    Returning from campgrounds: 10:00pm Saturday 23/09/2017 back to Central station
    Book your party bus seat on Eventbrite with your ticket
    Don’t be late! If you miss the party bus, you’ll need to sort your own transportation

  • For Friday campers, a staff can pick you up at Leppington train station. Just let us know when you'll be there and we'll come get you =]

Do I have to camp?

  • No, you can be lame and just come Saturday

What are the accommodation options?

  • In your own provided tent (Yes, Kmart tents are fine)

  • In our $50 tent package, which includes a tent + sleeping mat + sleeping bag (BYO pillow). Pick up your package when you arrive and order from Eventbrite

  • Feel free to hire a glamping company to setup up your tent

  • In your car or whatever vehicle you came in

  • In the next town 15 mins away (Wallacia NSW)

Where can I put up my tent?

  • On any patch of grass

  • Excluding areas next to the marquees / workshop area. Refer to the sitemap on Eventbrite

What facilities does the campground provide?

  • Hot showers with power points

  • Flushing toilets

  • Drinking water

  • Kitchen with fridge, stove, sink and power points

  • BBQ facilities: both wood and electric BBQ (you can purchase firewood from the campground office)

  • Pre-built fire pits

What infrastructure will platypus provide?

  • Power at the workshop / marquee areas (there will be no power near your tent)

  • Internet (Telstra mainly)

  • Basic bar for purchase

  • Basic food for purchase

What do I need to bring?

  • Laptop

  • Camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping matt, pillow) or sleep in your car

  • Food, water, cooking equipment and utensils to survive 2 nights camping

Other things that may be useful to bring:

  • Usual toiletries

  • Usual toys e.g. SDR equipment, drones

  • Torches, preferably head torches

  • Picnic chairs

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellant

  • Rubbish bags

  • Esky + ice

  • Generator

  • Nerf guns

  • Swimmers (there’s a lagoon!)

  • Paddling or fishing equipment

What vehicle can you bring?

  • Cars, motorhomes, caravan, camper trailers, campervans

Where can I park?

  • Immediately next to your tent, trailer or caravan

  • Marked parking spaces

  • Cost: $8 per day to be be paid separately via the campground’s parking machines

What’s the closest nearby town?

  • Wallacia NSW, 15mins away: provides infrastructure such as ATMs, petrol stations, supermarkets

What’s the closest train station?

  • Leppington NSW, 20mins away

  • For campers coming in Friday, we are able to pickup you up from Leppington station if you give us a buzz

Where can I store my valuables?

  • Lock it in your car or carry it with you

  • Ask a staff to store your valuables in their cars

Can my kids come?

  • Yes, all your kids (under 16) can come free =] but if they want to receive badges and other swag, a $50 kid ticket should be purchased. Enquire within for the EventBrite code to purchase a kid ticket

Can I leave the camp and come back (i.e. to get supplies)?

  • Yes, just keep your lanyards with you at all times as proof of entry

For more information, refer to https://platypusinitiative.org

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Greendale, NSW 2745


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