Nestled in the south-east corner of Queensland in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, Brisbane is Australia’s new world city; a modern, vibrant destination.

A visit to Brisbane is a chance to immerse yourself in a cosmopolitan city with a friendly attitude, superb weather and an exceptional natural environment. It’s a city where delegates can embrace the local life and immerse themselves in a warm and welcoming environment and a range of recreational pursuits.

Alongside world-class art galleries and a vibrant urban precinct culture, there’s a wide variety of wining, dining and shopping experiences to be enjoyed. A year-round promise of sunshine, 1,800+ parks and reserves and more than 500 kilometres of bikeways also set the scene for stunning outdoor activities. Whether you choose to swim in Australia’s only inner-city beach at the famed South Bank Parklands, cruise the river in a kayak, climb the Story Bridge or escape to Moreton Bay and its islands for aquatic adventures and dolphin feeding, Brisbane will deliver an unforgettable travel experience.

For more information on Brisbane explore the  Brisbane Visitor Information Centre  website.

 

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Travel Information

Visa applications

International delegates please note: You will need a visa to enter Australia.

All international visitors to Australia (the sole exception being citizens of Australia and New Zealand travelling on Australian and New Zealand passports) must obtain a visa in advance. You are urged to apply for a visa not later than six weeks prior to travel. Residents of many countries may now apply for a visa online; others will need to apply at an Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission. For information on how and where to apply for a visitors visa to Australia, please click here to go to the Department of Immigration Website

You will need to register for the conference and pay your fees before you apply for a visa.

Airport Transfers

Brisbane’s international and domestic airports are approximately 20km north east of the Central Business District (CBD), a 15 to 20 minute drive. Visitors can reach the central business district by taxi, shuttle bus or train.

Taxi

The taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is approximately A$35 – $40 plus a A$3 fee for departing taxis only . To calculate your fare please visit Black and White Cabs or Yellow Cabs.

Airport Shuttle Bus

Buses connect the CBD and airports. A single transfer is approximately A$12 or A$22 return on Con-x-ion which departs the airports and Roma Street Transit Centre (CBD) every 30 minutes. All major city hotels are serviced on request.

Train

Airtrain services run frequently from Brisbane Airport to the centre of Brisbane and the express, air-conditioned journey takes only 20 minutes. The airport stations are located directly outside the Domestic and International terminals and connect with 5 stations covering 80% of downtown Brisbane. The fare from the airport to the Brisbane CBD is currently $14. Pre-book at airtrain.com.au (and receive a 10% discount on your fare).

Exclusive Brisbane Airtrain Offer - present a printed copy of this letter at the Airtrain station for your special discounted fare of only $25.00 return (station price $33 return) from Brisbane Airport into Brisbane City. Alternatively, you can get a ticket for $15.30 one way to the city (station price $17.50 one way).

Further Information About Transport

For more information about getting to and from the airport, please visit Brisbane Airport Corporation.