About Brisbane

HOST CITY

South Bank is a unique riverside cultural, entertainment and dining precinct in the heart of the city of Brisbane. Set in lush subtropical riverfront parkland, it is a dynamic urban lifestyle and retail precinct that showcases Queensland's art and culture and is home to Brisbane's newest dining destination.  

Located on a one kilometre stretch of the Brisbane River, South Bank is home to the only sand and swimming beach in the heart of an Australian city. You'll be surprised at the diversity of attractions, with rainforest walks, more than 50 restaurants, cafes and bars, stylish shops, symphony orchestras, state opera companies, performing arts theatres and art culture including Australia's most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art.

Quick Facts:

  • Home to Australia's most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art
  • Australia's only sand and swimming beach in the heart of the city is located in South Bank
  • Home to Brisbane's most sophisticated riverside dining destination.

local transport

Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge walks. The city's efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city.  A walking map is accessible as a pdf below. 

The Centre's central city location is convenient for visitors with easy and direct access to an efficient citywide transport network of buses, trains, taxis and the river's high-speed regular catamaran service. The city to airport Air Train operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Convention Centre. 

The City's international and domestic airports are only a 20 minute taxi ride from the city centre and the Convention Centre. 

Airtrain - Catch the Airtrain from South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports. Tickets are available for this service from the Client and Visitors Services Centre located in the Main Foyer. 

Bus Services – South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank. 

CityCats – A popular and speedy way to travel the river. 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.  

Taxi – Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre on Merivale Street, at Mantra South Bank on Grey Street. There is a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance. 

Trains - South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street. 
For information about public transport visit translink.com.au for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 13 12 30 anytime. 

The Airtrain Brisbane have an exclusive offer to ACCE 2016 attendees which provides a discount for return or one way tickets from the Airport to South Brisbane, this is the closest station to the Grey Street entrance to the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre Plaza level where the conference is being held.

Click here to access more information on the discounts on offer!

Quick Facts 

  • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is an easy 10 minute walk from the CBD 
  • Airport to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is a 22 minute ride by Airtrain 
  • CityCat river ferries operate daily and have a total of 17 embarkation points