The city of Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland, the closest Australian eastern seaboard capital city to Asia.

With an all year round idyllic climate with an average daily temperature of 23°C, Brisbane is one of the world’s most welcoming cities, always evolving with new offerings, vibrant entertainment, dining, cultural and recreation precincts are within close walking distance of hotels and venues.

Brisbane offers a quintessential Australian experience from a convenient urban base – including encounters with koalas, kangaroos, wild dolphins and migrating humpback whales – with close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and famous beach destinations.

  • Brisbane Overview
    PDF document providing highlights of Brisbane and the Congress venue, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
  • Experience Brisbane
    Touring options for Congress participants
  • eatSouthbank Concierge
    Program for discounts and exclusive offers in the South Bank precinct for Congress participants. VIP cards and guides for the eatSouth Bank Concierge program will be provided in the delegate bags.
  • Airtrain Discount Offer
    Congress participants can benefit from a discounted fare from Brisbane Airport into Brisbane city: $25.00 AUD return ticket ($34 AUD at the station) or  $15.30 AUD one way to Brisbane city ($18 AUD at the station)
  • Map of Brisbane city


Home to some of the world’s unique and iconic heritage listed natural treasures including the Great Barrier Reef, Gondwana and Daintree rainforests, Fraser Island and Riversleigh Fossil Mammal in the outback, Queensland is all about natural beauty.

Discover Queensland

Queensland Outback Sunset

Pre and Post Touring


An intriguing contrast of vast, open landscapes and sophisticated, vibrant cities, Australia is a popular travel destination due to its many tourist attractions, remarkable wildlife and beautiful beaches.

Australia’s diverse influences, from its ancient Aboriginal heritage to the cultural riches its inhabitants have brought to Australia from all over the world, have resulted in a nation that’s lively and energised. In Australia’s exciting cities and immense open spaces, under its clear blue skies and amongst its extraordinary natural wonders, ideas thrive and freedom leads to innovation. It’s the perfect place to do some fresh thinking.

Visit Australia

Gold Coast City Scape