Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Corner of Merivale & Glenelg Street, South Bank
Queensland, Australia 4101
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world-class purpose-built 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.
The Centre is in a convenient location with easy access to all forms of transport, along with a range of hotels all within walking distance. It is only a five-minute walk away from South Bank Parklands where there are very attractively presented gardens, tourist activities, shopping, food outlets, purpose-built sandy beaches and swimming lagoons and museums including Australia’s newest and most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art.
During their visit delegates can take a brief time out from their conference to experience South Bank’s many attractions. Downtown Brisbane is just across the Brisbane River where there is excellent shopping and dining.
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is officially rated among the top three convention centres in the world by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC). The Centre has maintained the top three positions during three separate surveys of international meeting professionals.
Parking is available at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Early Bird Parking is available and is $16.00 per day. Enter before 9am, exit between 3pm-6pm (Mon-Fri only). More information and rates can be found here. Please note BCEC car parks are cashless and payment can only be made by credit or debit card.
Other options include the SW1 Car Park, which is a three minute walk and has early bird rates available for $19.00.
Brisbane is a vibrant, friendly, lifestyle city – home to leading scientific research and a thriving industry hub. Located on the east coast in the heart of Australia’s premier tourist region, Brisbane is close to some of the world’s greatest natural attractions. With year-round temperate climate, Brisbane is a dynamic cosmopolitan city with a relaxed, welcoming alfresco lifestyle. Bike paths and riverside walkways make walking and cycling around Brisbane a scenic delight. Alive with lush parks, tropical gardens and with its own inner-city man-made beach at South Bank, inner-city Brisbane offers the perfect refuge for locals and visitors alike.
CBD and South Bank
While in South Bank, you may like to:
- Visit the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), located across two adjacent riverside buildings, to discover the history of Queensland art as well as contemporary exhibitions.
- Relax at Streets Beach – Brisbane’s unique man-made beach and swimming lagoon in the parkland.
- Learn about Queensland’s natural history at the Queensland Museum.
- Walk or cycle along the riverside to Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park and take in the view!
Across the river from South Bank is the city centre, and this is accessible for pedestrians over Victoria Bridge. Some popular sites in the city include Brisbane City Hall, Queen Street Mall, Roma Street Parklands, Eagle Street Pier, and the City Botanic Gardens. Learn more about what to see and do in Brisbane at visitbrisbane.com.au.
A popular way to explore Brisbane is via the City Cat services, which operate regularly along with a network of 25 riverside terminals. Paper tickets can be purchased on board the City Cat vessel (cash only) and are valid for a two-hour period.