The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre provide 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 our 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. Please click here for current parking rates.
‘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. August sees the winter season coming to an end and is traditionally sunny with an average temperature of 20oC during the day and 12oC overnight. Winds are typically calm to a moderate breeze. Remember to pack sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat if you will be spending time outdoors or touring and also a jacket as the clear skies and low humidity levels certainly mean that night time may be cool.
If you require disability-specific facilities, please notify the 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 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.
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 and Exhibition Centre for the duration of the Conference.
Letter of invitation will not be issued for this Conference. 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. In the event that your visa application is unsuccessful, a refund, less an administrative charge will be provided.
The official language of the Conference is English.
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the symposium organizers accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.
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 .
No smoking policy
Passport and Visa requirements
Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system is among the worlds most advanced and streamlined travel visa authorisation systems. The traveller may apply for visa authorization over the Internet.
ETA visas may be obtained from travel agents and airlines e.g. at airports. To apply for an ETA online you must be outside Australia and intend to visit for tourism or business visitor activities. You must have your passport, email address and a credit card to complete the online application. The ETA is a stored electronic authority for travel to Australia for the short term visitor. It replaces the passport visa label or stamp in a passport and removes the need for application forms. ETA visas ensure delegates know their visas are in order before leaving their home country.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU APPLY FOR YOUR VISA WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DEPARTURE DATE.
The below documents regarding visas and visa processing for international event participants will assist you in managing visa arrangements for those wishing to attend the conference.
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.
There is no tradition of tipping in Australia, it is therefore not expected and service is given with a smile. However, where the service has been excellent, you may tip if you wish. About 10% of the bill is usual if the service is exceptional.