A little bit about Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia, known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals.
Brisbane is a river city, although close to the coast, with Brisbane River running through it.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Ozwater’18 will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). The BCEC is a world-class, purpose-built meeting, conference and event venue located in the unique South Bank riverside precinct – the hub of Brisbane’s arts and cultural activities. The Centre is also the only convention Centre in Australia with three stand-alone tiered auditoria.
You can reach Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre by various transport modes:
Airport - Both Brisbane domestic and international airports are 30min drive from the Centre.
AirTrain - The AirTrain connects South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports with stops in the Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley. They operate approximately every 15 minutes and you can book your ticket online to save up to 15%. For further information visit the AirTrain website or view the AirTrain Timetable.
Bus - The Cultural Centre is the main hub for most bus routes, only a few minutes walk away adjacent to the Queensland Performing Acts Centre. A Free Loop downtown bus service circles Brisbane’s Central Business District only.
Ferry (River Cat) - The CityCat Ferry stops at Southbank Terminal 2 which is located on the Clem Jones Promenade. CityCats run daily from 5.30am-10.30pm.
Taxi - A dedicated taxi rank is located at the main entrance of the Centre on the Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets. Taxis are also accessible in other locations in the South Bank precinct including the 2 hotels – Rydges and Mantra.
Train - The closest train station is South Brisbane; only a few minutes walk away. To plan your trip, please visit the Translink website or view the timetable. A regular AirTrain service also operates between Brisbane’s international and domestic airports (see above for further information).
Parking - There are 1,500 undercover parking spaces available at the Centre, accessed by Merivale Street.