General information


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.

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 please visit translink.com.au.

Tourist refund scheme

International travellers can claim back the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) they have paid on goods bought in Australia that they are taking with them when they leave the country. The tax can be claimed back at international airports and seaports under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), subject to conditions such as an AUD300 minimum purchase from one store.

Travel insurance

Please ensure you are appropriately covered for travel insurance before travelling to Australia.

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind and neither MCI nor PMA Fresh connections 2016 will accept liability. It is recommended that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time you register and book flights. We recommend you purchase travel insurance that covers non-refundable conference fees. Travel insurance must be purchased in the country of residence.

Visas

All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are legally required to hold a valid visa or electronic travel authority (ETA). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register for the conference before lodging their visa/ETA application. Following your registration, you will receive an acknowledgement letter. This is all you require from the conference managers in order to make your visa/ETA application. We recommend you apply for your visa/ETA at least 10 weeks before you travel (earlier in some cases).

For more information, contact your nearest Australian Embassy/Consulate or view the Australian Department of Immigration website: www.immi.gov.au/visitors