Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing city and is rated the world’s sixth best business destination by the Economist Magazine. The seat of government and commerce in the state of Queensland, Brisbane has a population of 1.8 million.The gateway to the country’s most popular tourist region, Brisbane is serviced by world class domestic and international airports located just 20 minutes from the city centre. Brisbane International Airport operates 24/7 and has direct international flights each week.

South Bank is a unique riverside cultural, entertainment and dining precinct in the heart of the city of Brisbane. Set in lush subtropical riverfront parkland, it is a dynamic urban lifestyle and retail precinct that showcases Queensland’s art and culture and is home to Brisbane’s newest dining destination.

Located on a one kilometre stretch of the Brisbane River, South Bank is home to the only sand and swimming beach in the heart of an Australian city. You’ll be surprised at the diversity of attractions, with rainforest walks, more than 50 restaurants, cafes and bars, stylish shops, symphony orchestras, state opera companies, performing arts theatres and art culture including Australia’s most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art.

Getting Around


Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge walks. The city’s efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city. Getting around Brisbane is very easy, especially if you have a Go-card for use on translink provided public transport routes.

We have a great offer for our conference attendees: purchase a Go-card with your registration at a special conference attendee rate of just $4 a day valid for use on all translink city routes July 5-8 (total price of $16).  Average fares for individual journeys are $3 so this is a great deal.  Our conference venue is directly adjacent to the South Brisbane train station, a short walk from many bus routes and the South Bank Ferry stop.

The Centre’s central city location is convenient for visitors with easy and direct access to an efficient citywide transport network of buses, trains, taxis and the river’s high-speed regular catamaran service. The city to airport Air Train operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Convention Centre.

Airtrain – Catch the Airtrain from South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports. Tickets are available for this service from the Client and Visitors Services Centre located in the Main Foyer.

Bus Services – South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank.

CityCats – A popular and speedy way to travel the river. 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.

Taxi – The City’s international and domestic airports are only a 20 minute taxi ride from the city centre and the Convention Centre. Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre on Merivale Street, at Mantra South Bank on Grey Street. There is a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.

Trains – South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street.

For information about public transport visit for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 13 12 30 anytime.

Passport and visas

All visitors to Australia require a valid passport. We recommend you check with immigration for visa requirements specific to your case ( We can provide a letter of invitation to all registered attendees if required.