Plan Your Trip


Visa Information

  •  All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.
  •   It is recommended that delegates allow a minimum of 3 months to apply for their visa before arriving in Australia.
  •   Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months when entering Australia.

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Congress Venue

The 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), a world-class purpose-built congress venue, renowned for its operational and service excellence. The Centre is located in a unique urban cultural and entertainment precinct in the heart of Brisbane known as South Bank.

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Preferential rates have been negotiated for the participants of the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science and we encourage you to book your hotel to benefit from the special rates. There is a variety of room rates to fit all budgets. All the Congress hotels are located within a 25 minutes walk from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The reservation cut-off date is 15 June 2018.

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Destination Brisbane

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.  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.

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Discounted Airfares

Qantas Airways is the exclusive airline partner of the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (21-25 July 2018, Brisbane). Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the booking button below. When booking, please use the allocated code to access these airfares. You can find the promotion code in your registration confirmation email.
Valid Travel Period: 7 July 2018 - 10 August 2018
Valid Destination: Brisbane, Australia

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Practical Information

It's time to plan your journey to Australia. Firstly we encourage you to determine the type of VISA you require to enter Australia. Australia is a very warm, friendly and inviting Country but has strict laws about what you can bring with you and where it has been sourced from.

The Practical Information page provides some general information to assist you in planning your time in Brisbane.

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Free Activities in Brisbane

Brisbane is a vibrant and young city. From subtropical gardens to guided city walking tours, you can enjoy various free activities during your stay in Brisbane. The Congress venue, BCEC, is located in the South Bank, which offers a number of free fun-filled experiences and activities for delegates.

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eatSouthBank Concierge

Unlock incredible conference exclusives throughout the South Bank precinct. Not only will you receive 10% off at participating retailers, you can also book event tickets, plan your itinerary and access special offers, plus so much more.

VIP cards and guides for the South Bank Concierge program will be provided in the delegate bags.

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