Venue & Travel
BRISBANE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
+61 7 3308 3000
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Access to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has two entrances, one on Grey Street and our main entrance on the corner of Merivale & Glenelg Streets. The Centre is accessible by Brisbane’s public bus and train networks, we also provide undercover car parking facilities for 1500 vehicles.
Getting to BCEC via public transport is easy and efficient with bus, ferry and train options available. More information about planning your journey via public transport can be found on the TransLink website.
South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC.
CITYCAT & FERRIES
The public transport ferries 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.
BCEC is a short stroll across from the Brisbane CBD connected by Victoria Bridge. Hotels, restaurants & bars, South Bank beach and its parklands are all within walking distance from BCEC.
We provide undercover parking for up to 1500 vehicles. Our car park has direct lift access to the Centre’s multiple convention floors and exhibition facilities. Car park 1 is best for Merivale Street rooms, Car Park 2 & 3 are best for Exhibition Halls and Grey Street rooms via Russell Street Walkway.
Monday – Sunday
0-2 Hours: $15
2-4 Hours: $20
4-9 Hours: $30
Maximum daily rate: $30
Early Bird enter before 9am, exit between 3pm-6pm (Mon-Fri only): $16
Monthly Pass – Car & Motorcycle: $320
We provide undercover parking for up to 1500 vehicles. Our car park has direct lift access to the Centre's multiple convention floors and exhibition facilities.
- Exit booths are manned during operational hours and during events
- Special access parking bays located next to lifts
- Entry heights are as follows: Car Park one: 2.3m, Car Park two: 2.2m (Merivale St) or 2.1m (Russell St Ramp) or 2.2m (Melbourne St), Car Park three: 2m (Merivale Street) or 2.1m (Grey St).
BEST ACCESS FORM CAR PARK TO THE CONVENTION CENTRETo enter Merivale Street side of the building use lifts from Car Park.
Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Centre on Merivale Street and a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.
Both Brisbane domestic and international airports are 30min drive from the Centre.
The AirTrain connects South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports with stops in the Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley. Tickets and a timetable for this service can be found at the Information Desk or you can pre-book on the AirTrain Website →
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Once you’ve arrived, getting around Brisbane is a pleasure with its first-class network of travel and transport links. From the airport, board the Airtrain for a direct transfer to the city (kids 14 and under travel free) and links the domestic and international terminals. Brisbane Airport is located less than 20 minutes from the city centre via train.
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Getting around Brisbane
Public Transport – Ferry/Bus/Train
Visitors to Brisbane are able to travel across the city on one cashless ticket called a Go Card, making getting around simple and cost effective. Issued by Translink, the Go Card is a touch-on touch-off system that can be used on the city’s buses, trains, CityCats and ferry services. A Go Card can be purchased at the Translink office located in the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre, on Queen Street Mall or at most local news agencies.
Plan your journey on public transport using the Translink Journey Planner or Google Maps.
City Loop Bus
For inner-city travel, Brisbane’s free-loop bus service is a fast way to get from point A to point B. Available from Monday to Friday only between 7am and 6pm the Brisbane City Loop Bus runs every 10 minutes and is a jump-on and jump-off system.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Access
Discover Brisbane by foot to get to know the city intimately thanks to the central business district’s compact structure and proximity to the Brisbane River. Alternatively, visit one of the 150 CityCycle hire stations to explore the city from the seat of a bicycle. Home to more than 1100 kilometres of dedicated path ways, walking or cycling around the city is a fun, simple and smart way to travel.
Introduced to Brisbane’s transport landscape in 2009, Green Cabs have quickly become the way to travel around the inner-city. Eco-friendly and affordable the service is only available on weekends, during special events or on special request. Green Cabs can be picked up from the Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank and used between West End and Fortitude Valley.
Another way to get to where you need to go is via a taxi. You'll find taxi ranks at the Brisbane international and domestic airports, as well as throughout Brisbane City and its surrounding regions. Jumping in a taxi can be a quick and efficient way of getting to your destination.
Key phone numbers
Brisbane Visitor Information & Booking Centre: (07) 3006 6290.
TransLink (transport information): 13 12 30.
Black & White Cabs: 13 32 22.
Yellow Cabs: 13 19 24.
Emergency (ambulance, police or fire brigade): Dial 000.
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