The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre provides two Automatic Teller Machines located on the Great Hall Concourse and Exhibition Hall 4 Concourse. They accept all cards, however do not accept credit cards for cash advances. The following Banking Facilities are located in the South Bank precinct:
Bank of Queensland, 184-186 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Commonwealth Banking Corporation, Shop 22, 164 Grey Street, South Brisbane
National Australia Bank, Boundary Street, South Brisbane
Westpac Banking Corporation, 91 Boundary Street, West End
The Centre provides undercover parking for 1500 vehicles, with direct lift access to the Centre’s convention and exhibition facilities. Car park entrances are via Merivale St, Grey St and Melbourne St. For faster exit at the car parks and for the convenience of our patrons, the Centre has installed a new automated parking system which allows you to enter and exit the car park using your credit card. The fast pay initiative works by inserting your credit card on entry, then again on exit through the automated exit lanes. This makes exiting the car parks an easier, faster process. Current parking rates and information.
‘Beautiful one day – perfect the next’ – that is what they say about Queensland which boasts an enjoyable subtropical climate year round. Brisbane is blessed with wonderful, warm sunshine throughout the year and is the perfect location for visitors to enjoy a range of activities – sport, picnics in parks, bushwalking, water sport and other relaxing forms of recreation. Brisbane in December means summer has arrived. Expect hot, humid weather with chance of summer storms at times, especially in late afternoon. Average temperatures of 20oC – 29oC. Remember to pack sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat if you will be spending time outdoors or touring and also a light jacket for the evening.
If you require disability-specific facilities, please notify the Meeting Secretariat by indicating this on your registration form.
A smart casual / business attire dress code applies for all symposium sessions. Lounge suit / cocktail dress for the conference dinner is requested.
The wearing of identification badges is mandatory and will be required for admission to all sessions. These will be provided at the symposium registration desk upon your arrival.
It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate medical, travel and personal insurance before travelling.
Free wireless internet access is provided by The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for the duration of the Conference.
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the meeting organisers accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.
No smoking policy
Delegates should be aware that smoking is not allowed in public buildings and many hotels and restaurants throughout Australia, including the meeting venue.
Brisbane operates on Eastern Standard Time, which is 10hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For international delegates, we suggest you allow at least one day in which to adjust to the time difference. Travellers crossing the Pacific will lose one day by crossing the International Date Line. Queensland DOES NOT observe daylight saving.
For international travellers
The electricity supply is 240 volts, 50 Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug. Most city hotels provide 110 volt sockets for shavers.
Letter of invitation will not be issued for this meeting. 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.
The official language of the meeting is English.
Australia has a decimal system of dollars and cents. Exchange facilities are available at Brisbane Airport or city banks. Credit cards are widely accepted. Commonly recognised cards are American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard (only Visa and MasterCard are accepted for Conference transactions). For currency exchange rates please click here .
Passport and visa requirements
Please refer to these fact sheets for information on Visa options for conferences and General information for visa applicants. For further details about visa options, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website: www.border.gov.au/.
If you are planning to visit Australia to attend a business event such as a conference as a participant or attendee, (that is, you will not be working, entertaining, or being paid to contribute), you may be eligible for one of the following Visitor visas: ETA (subclass 601), eVisitor (subclass 651) or Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business stream.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK YOUR VISA REQUIREMENTS WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DEPARTURE DATE.