Queensland’s capital Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia. Innovative, modern and welcoming, the city is well connected, and offers all the sophistication of larger global destinations. Brisbane is a gateway to some of Australia’s most iconic tourism destinations, and with the subtropical climate, you should experience sunshine and great weather to enjoy some of the Australia’s must do experiences.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the traditional owners of the land, caring for country for more than 60,000 years. The city also boasts a multicultural and linguistically diverse population, with more than one third of Brisbane residents born overseas.
The Brisbane central business district is located alongside the Brisbane River and adjacent to South Bank Parklands. The 2020 APMCDRR will be held in South Bank, the main cultural precinct of Brisbane and includes extensive parklands, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, art and cultural centres.
Will I need a visa for travel to Australia?
Australia’s Department of Home Affairs website outlines the visa requirements for entry to Australia. Event participants are advised to apply for a visa at least eight weeks prior to their intended dates of travel to ensure timely visa processing.
Brisbane offers a wide range of international standard accommodation. The city has 230 hotels, from five star hotels to serviced apartments accommodation options. There are over 72 hotels within four kilometres of the conference venue. Click here to view Brisbane accommodation options.
A variety of budget accommodation is also available via filtered searches of well-known accommodation websites including, but not limited to: Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Trivago, HotelsCombined, Wotif, and Airbnb.
The 2020 APMCDRR is committed to making the conference as accessible as possible. The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre provides a guide for accessing the building, available here.
The Queensland Government’s TransLink service is committed to reducing barriers for people with a disability when using public transport. Further information is available at their website.
Brisbane-based disability support service, Carers Link, in partnership with Disability Support Queensland, have launched Access 4000, a smartphone app that which provides information on different accessibility features available in businesses and venues around Brisbane.
Access from the airport
Both Brisbane domestic and international airports are 30 minutes drive from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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 at the Information Desk or you can pre-book on the AirTrain Website.
MyTransLink is the official Queensland Government smartphone app for public transport. The app can be downloaded and used to plan travel and estimate fares. The TransLink website provides a journey planner and travel information including tickets and fares. Some information is available in other languages.
Getting to the conference venue via public transport is easy and efficient with train, bus and ferry options available.
South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street, or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station on the corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets are the closest to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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.