Host City – Brisbane

Brisbane is a green city with an enviable subtropical climate and diverse population. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia and is known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals.

Read more about Brisbane at http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/

Climate in November

Brisbane in November experiences an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius as the city gears up for the summer season. The weather is perfect for a meeting and an enjoyable exploration of the city.

Time zone

Brisbane operates on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) which is UTC/GMT+10.

 


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Meeting Venue

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Address: Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Website: bcec.com.au 

With a focus on innovation and sustainability, the BCEC brings over 28 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. Their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program allows the BCEC to give back to the community in which they do business. They work tirelessly to minimise the impact events have on the environment. Read more about their program here.

Please note: The ASM will be hosted on the Boulevard Level of the BCEC, best accessed from the Grey Street side. Further information about specific rooms and locations will be emailed to attendees closer to the Meeting.

Getting to BCEC

The BCEC has three entrances:

  1. The Main Entrance on the corner of Merivale & Glenelg Streets
  2. The Grey Street Entrance
  3. The Exhibition Entrance at the corner of Melbourne & Merivale Streets

The below map can assist with directions.

You can consider the following travel options:

AirTrain

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 30-minute drive from the airport to the BCEC. Depending on traffic, a taxi fare will cost approx. AUD$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.

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

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.

Other 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/.

Trains

South Brisbane Railway Station (adjacent to the BCEC 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 (corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets) are closest to the BCEC.

CityCat & 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.