Venue – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank cultural precinct. It has been awarded the Apex Award by the AIPC Association for receiving the highest client rated service out of any convention centre world-wide (2016-2018).

South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Annual Scientific Meeting Rooms

The Annual Scientific Meeting will be hosted on the Plaza and Boulevard Levels of the BCEC, best accessed from the Grey Street side.

Further information about specific rooms and locations will be emailed to registrants closer to the Meeting.

Location – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Merivale Street and Glenelg Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
https://www.bcec.com.au/

Travel

From the Brisbane Airport

Both Brisbane domestic and international airports are 30min drive from the BCEC. The AirTrain connects South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports with stops in the Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley. Tickets and a timetable for this service can be found on the AirTrain Website https://airtrain.com.au/

For additional information about the airports, visit http://www.bne.com.au/passenger-information

Taxi

Taxi ranks are conveniently located at both the International and Domestic Terminals.

At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal.
At the International Terminal, the taxi rank is located at the northern end of Arrivals on Level 2.

It is approx. a 30min drive from the airport to the BCEC. Depending on traffic, a taxi fare will cost approx. Aust$60.

A taxi drop off and pick up zone is located at the BCEC Grey Street entrance, which is the most convenient entrance for the Meeting.

Currency Exchange

Decimal currency is used in Australia (AUD) and currency units are dollars and cents. Australian notes are: $100, $50, $20, $10, $5. Coins are: $2, $1, 50, 20, 10, and 5 cents.

Car Rental

There are a number of car rental companies that operate within the Brisbane airport domestic and international terminals. They have staffed reception desks during all arrival times. Car rental companies can also be found in the Brisbane CBD.

There is further information regarding car rental companies on the Brisbane Airport website http://www.bne.com.au/to-from-brisbane-airport/car-rental-promotions.

Parking

There is undercover parking at the BCEC for up to 1,500 vehicles. The car park has direct lift access to the Centre’s multiple convention floors and exhibition facilities.

Car parks 2 and 3 are best for the Grey Street rooms (via Russell Street Walkway).

See car parking rates and availability https://www.bcec.com.au/visit/car-parking/

Walking to the Centre

The BCEC is a short stroll across from the Brisbane CBD connected by Victoria Bridge. Hotels, restaurants and bars, South Bank beach and its parklands are all within walking distance from the BCEC.

Public Transport

Getting to BCEC via public transport is easy and efficient with bus, ferry and train options available. More information about planning your journey via public transport can be found on the TransLink website https://translink.com.au/.

Train

South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the BCEC.

Bus Services

The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC.

CityCat and Ferries

The public transport ferries CityCats operate everyday and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

Quarantine

Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries. Very strict quarantine rules apply to the importation of animals and plants which cannot be brought into the country without prior application. Animal and plant products are also restricted.

Disabled Facilities

If you require disability specific facilities, please notify the secretariat by indicating on your registration form.

Health

Vaccinations are not required unless you have come from a yellow fever- infected country zone within six days prior to your arrival. You do not need any other health certificate to enter Australia. Australia has a high standard of hygiene and doctors and dentists are highly trained and hospitals are well equipped. In the event of illness, hotel staff can arrange a doctor for you.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.

Tax

Australia applies a tax to the purchase of both goods and services called the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The rate of tax that applies to taxable products and services is 10%. Tax is already included in the advertised prices. Non-Australian delegates may be eligible for a refund of GST via the Tourist Refund Scheme.