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Brisbane

Brisbane is known as the sun-soaked capital of Queensland – Australia’s second largest state by the area. A river curving and curling its way around the landscape makes the city one of the most unique capital cities in the country. Find an inspiring collection of places to explore in an around Brisbane, from natural pleasures of parklands to the urban appeal of art galleries. Seek out the best award-winning restaurants, cafes, bars and music venues tucked away in laneways, beneath office blocks and in the basements of historic buildings. Brisbane offers pristine beaches to lush mountain hideaways, from a gently winding river to the aquatic paradise of Moreton Bay, this city truly is a place where feeling alive comes naturally.

There is no shortage of major attractions to visit and explore in Brisbane. Across the river from the CBD, South Bank is home to our Cultural Centre with world-class galleries and entertainment. Experience world-class sporting events at The Gabba or Suncorp Stadium, or get the adrenaline pumping with a Story Bridge Adventure climb. Just an hour from the city, discover Brisbane’s stunning natural surrounds including the Scenic RimSomerset and Ipswich with no shortage of waterfalls, lookouts and mountains to climb, while Moreton Island and Redlands Coast offer pristine waters, wildlife experiences, snorkelling, sandboarding and much more.

For more information on Brisbane visit:
www.visitbrisbane.com.au
www.queensland.com

General Information

Things to do in Brisbane

Climb Story Bridge
The Story Bridge is one of Brisbane’s most iconic structures, and you can climb to the very top. The panoramic views of the city and sky-high adrenaline are unforgettable.
Wine and dine at Howard Smith Wharves
Located beneath the Story Bridge on the banks of Brisbane River, Howard Smith Wharves is the place to be for riverside drinks and dining. Find the best places to eat, drink and indulge at Howard Smith Wharves.
Kayak the Brisbane River
There’s a reason Brisbane has gained the nickname “River City.” Hire a kayak or join a guided tour to paddle past the sparkling skyline, sunken ships and steep cliffs. Learn about river experiences with Riverlife.
Indulge at Eat Street Markets
Treat your tastebuds at Eat Street Markets – a place where repurposed shipping containers have been transformed into bars, eateries, shops and live entertainment spaces. Discover which stalls belong on your must-visit list.
Swim at Streets Beach

A dazzling blue lagoon in the middle of the city? That’s right. White sand, clear water and refreshing swims are all on offer at the man-made Streets Beach. Check out how to make the most of a day at Brisbane’s urban oasis.

Visit Brisbane’s islands

Brisbane’s idyllic coastline is dotted with islands waiting to be explored. Seek out secluded snorkelling spots, hand-feed a wild dolphin and discover a shipwreck beneath the sea. It’s all possible on Brisbane’s islands. Find out more.

Browse museums and galleries

South Bank is Brisbane’s cultural precinct. With world-class theatre, dynamic arts and educational exhibitions at your fingertips, get set for a day of discovery and inspiration. Take in the best of Brisbane’s museums and art galleries.

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Climate Information

The average maximum temperature in April is 27°C and the average minimum temperature is 18°C with around 6 days of rain for the month.

Public Transport

Brisbane City Council is busy delivering Australia’s most modern public and active transport, including the Brisbane Metro. They operate one of the largest bus fleets in Australia, along with the iconic CityCat (including SpeedyCats) and CityFerry network. Find information about buses, Brisbane Metro, CityCats, CityFerries, Council Cab and other transport services.

CityCat, SpeedyCat and ferry services

Brisbane City Council operates a fleet of 22 CityCats, five KittyCats (including City Hoppers) and nine monohull ferries, of which one is currently in service. A network of 23 terminals stretches from The University of Queensland at St Lucia (UQ St Lucia) to Northshore Hamilton.

Buses

Brisbane City Council’s bus fleet is 100% air-conditioned and wheelchair and pram accessible.

City Centre Free Loops

The free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop bus services provide high frequency public transport access within the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). Services also run between the CBD and Spring Hill areas.

CityGlider Bus Services

The CityGlider buses provide high-frequency transport from West End to Teneriffe (Blue) and Ashgrove to Stones Corner (Maroon).

BUZ Services

Brisbane City Council has introduced a network of ‘no timetable needed’ high frequency bus services known as Bus Upgrade Zone (BUZ) services.

For more information on Brisbane public transport visit: Public transport | Brisbane City Council

VISAs

All international travellers (with the exception of New Zealand passport holders) must obtain a valid visa before travelling to Australia. For international delegates, this process is extremely simple. Through the Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system, travellers from a range of countries can apply for an ETA on the Internet, through a travel agent or airline. The ETA is the electronic equivalent of a visa for the short-term traveller, which replaces the passport visa label or stamp. Most online applications are processed instantly with travellers enjoying the added benefit of faster processing at the airport. Approved applications are electronically recorded on Australian Government systems and can be electronically confirmed by airline check-in staff prior to boarding. For visitors who are not eligible for an ETA, Australian visitor visas may also be issued on the spot or in most cases within 24 hours at Australian Embassies and Consulates overseas.

For more information, visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder

Airport Transfers

Taxi

Taxis are available 24/7 from sheltered ranks right outside the Domestic and International Terminals. During peak times, Kerbside Officers are on hand to assist.

Train

The Airtrain is a quick and easy option for getting to and from the airport. Brisbane Airport is just 20 minutes by train from the city. Train services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods. Airtrain also offers express services to the Gold Cast and connects into the Queensland Rail suburban network.

To use this service you can purchase tickets at the Airtrain desks in each of the terminals, or at the Airtrain stations. Go Cards are also accepted on Airtrain services.  For more information on GoCards, visit the Translink website.

For more information including ticket pricing and travel planners, visit the Airtrain website.

Shuttle Bus

If you’re looking for a door to door transfer to and from Brisbane Airport, consider using the Con-x-ion shuttle bus transfer service.

Con-x-ion operates from both Terminals with a pick up and drop off service that goes door-to-door to dozens of locations around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the sales kiosk at each Terminal. To book visit the Con-X-ion website.

Council Bus Service

Brisbane City Council operates a bus service within the airport precinct. You’ll need to make your way from either Terminal to the Skygate Centre, where bus route 590 runs seven days a week.

Catch the bus to the rail network at the Toombul Interchange for a range of public transport options to the city, or other Brisbane suburbs. For more information, maps and timetables, visit the Translink website.

For more information on Brisbane Airport Transfers visit: Transport Options to and from Brisbane Airport (bne.com.au)

Venue Information

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Glenelg St, South Brisbane

www.bcec.com.au

With a focus on innovation and sustainability, BCEC brings over 26 years of industry knowledge to deliver exceptional, world class experiences with award-winning service, and a commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

BCEC has a global reputation for excellence as reflected by 192 awards including the AIPC APEX ‘Worlds Best’ Convention Centre Award for 2016 to 2018, and Runner Up in the AIPC APEX Award for 2020-2022.