Travel information

Brisbane is serviced by world class domestic and international airports which are only a 20 minute taxi ride from the city centre. Brisbane’s award-winning airport provides unique arrangements for visiting delegates ensuring a smooth and warm welcome to Brisbane. Twenty-four international and domestic airlines use Brisbane’s airport.

 

Visa support and Invitation letters

Letters of invitation will not be issued for this conference. To assist in obtaining any necessary visas that you may require, it is essential that you complete the online registration form and finalise payment in a timely manner. An official tax invoice and confirmation email will be issued to you which you will be able to submit with your visa application.

 

Passport and Visa requirements

Please refer to the Visa options for Conferences, Trade Fairs, Seminars or Expos as well as Visa Application Requirements for visa information.

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. If you are planning to visit Australia to participate in a business event such as a conference, and you are not being paid by an organiser for your participation in the event, you may be eligible for an ETA (subclass 601), eVisitor visa (subclass 651) or Visitor (Business Stream) visa (subclass 600).

To apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) please visit www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK YOUR VISA REQUIREMENTS WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DEPARTURE DATE.


Airport transfers

Airtrain offers convenient services between the Airport, Brisbane City and the Gold Coast, as well as transfers between the Domestic and International Terminals.

Airtrain departs every 15 minutes during peak hours and runs between the following times:
Weekdays: 5.04am – 10:04pm
Weekends: 6:04am – 10:04pm

For the full Airtrain schedule and fare details please see www.airtrain.com.au.

 

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.

A Brisbane Airport access fee of $3.60 applies to all pick-ups originating from an airport taxi rank. The access fee is paid by the passenger to the taxi driver and, as with all charges, may only be applied after the passenger has entered the taxi and the meter is started. There is no airport charge for set down.

For more information please contact:
Black & White Cabs
Phone: 133222

Website: www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au

Yellow Cab
Phone: 131924

Website: www.yellowcab.com.au
 

Con-x-ion Airport Transfers meet every flight arriving into Brisbane Airport seven days a week, offering one way or return ‘door-to-door’ coach services from the Airport to/from Brisbane city. Passengers can book transfers at the Con-X-ion customer service counter on Level 2 of the International Terminal and at the Con-X-ion kerbside booth at the Domestic Terminal.

Con-x-ion Airport Transfers services all major accommodation houses, door-to-door in Brisbane CBD, including Kangaroo Point and the Brisbane Transit Centre.

Phone: +61 7 5556 9888
Website: www.cxn.com.au


Getting Around Brisbane

Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge paths. The city’s efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city.

The conference venue’s central location is convenient for visitors with easy and direct access to a transport network of buses, trains, taxis and the river’s high-speed regular catamaran service. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is located at South Bank, a 10 minute walk from the Brisbane CBD. The city to airport Airtrain operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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

CityCats – A popular and speedy way to travel the river. The CityCat terminal is located outside the riverside restaurants on the riverside promenade. CityCats operate daily between 5.19am and 11:45pm.

Taxi – Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre, at Mantra South Bank in Grey Street and there is a taxi drop off located at the Grey Street main entrance.

Uber – Uber has been legalised in Queensland and is another transport option in Brisbane. You can download the app and use it to request a driver to your location.

Trains – There are two train stations within a five minute walk of the Centre. South Bank Station accessed from Tribune Street and South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre in Grey Street.

 

Go Card
Go card is your electronic ticket to travel on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), CityCat, ferry and tram services in South East Queensland. It’s simple to use. All you need to do is top-up your card, touch on at the start of your journey and touch off at the end. Your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card balance and it’s cheaper than the cost of a paper ticket. You can purchase a go card for a refundable deposit of $10 (adult) or $5 (child, concession, senior), and they are available from retail locations such as 7-Eleven stores, Queensland Rail Station ticket offices, and on board CityCat river services.

We encourage you to visit translink.com.au for information about public transport, go cards, transfer rules and alternative services or call 13 12 30 anytime.