If you require disability-specific facilities, please notify the conference secretariat by indicating this during the registration process.
A smart casual dress code applies for all conference sessions and social functions.
It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate medical, travel and personal insurance before travelling.
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the conference organisers accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.
The wearing of identification badges is mandatory and will be required for admission to all sessions and conference social functions.
No smoking policy
Delegates should be aware that smoking is not allowed in public buildings and many hotels and restaurants throughout Australia, including the conference venue.
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 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is conveniently located at South Bank, a 20 minute walk from the Brisbane CBD. It is accessible by bus, rail and ferry.
Go card is your electronic ticket to travel on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), CityCat, ferry and tram services in South East Queensland. It’s simple to use. All you need to do is top-up your card, touch on at the start of your journey and touch off at the end. Your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card balance and it’s cheaper than the cost of a paper ticket. You can purchase a go card for a refundable deposit of $10 (adult) or $5 (child, concession, senior), and they are available from retail locations such as 7-Eleven stores, Queensland Rail Station ticket offices, and on board CityCat river services.
South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank.
There are two train stations within a five minute walk of Rydges South Bank. South Bank Station accessed from Tribune Street and South Brisbane Railway Station 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.
A popular and speedy way to travel the river. The CityCat terminal is located outside the riverside restaurants on the riverside promenade. CityCats operate daily from 5.30am to 10.30pm.
Taxi ranks are located opposite the main entrance of Rydges South Bank.
Uber is available in Queensland and is another transport option in Brisbane. You can download the app and use it to request a driver to your location.