The Centre is in a convenient location with easy access to all forms of transport, along with a range of hotels all within walking distance. It is only a five-minute walk away from South Bank Parklands where there are very attractively presented gardens, tourist activities, shopping, food outlets, purpose-built sandy beaches and swimming lagoons and museums including Australia’s newest and most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art.
During their visit delegates can take a brief time out from their conference to experience South Bank’s many attractions. Downtown Meanjin (Brisbane) is just across the Brisbane River where there is excellent shopping and dining.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is officially rated among the top three convention centres in the world by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC). The Centre has maintained the top three positions during three separate surveys of international meeting professionals.
The Edge is State Library’s space for creativity, ideas and experimentation, with a range of digital tools and resources for makers and creatives.
Creative program venues
Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts centre on the Brisbane River.
The Cube is one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT’s Science and Engineering Centre. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public.
QUT Art Museum is one of Queensland’s premier visual art institutions, situated in one of the CBD’s premium locations on the Brisbane river.
Old Government House was one of the first buildings to be protected by heritage legislation in Queensland, and has been extensively restored.
Located on the upper floor of Old Government House, the William Robinson Gallery honours the life and work of distinguished Australian contemporary artist and QUT alumnus William Robinson.
Metro Arts exists to ensure new art is created today, tomorrow and beyond. Based in West Village, West End, as Australia’s home for independent contemporary art – we champion all art forms and the creation of thought provoking and exhilarating new work – across dance, theatre, visual art and more. Metro Arts is located in Factory Lane within the thriving West Village precinct in West End.
Superordinary is a multi-arts and event space based in Northshore Brisbane. They provide space for artists to create work, show work and collaborate by reclaiming unused urban spaces.
Located in South Bank, Griffith University Art Museum hosts curated exhibitions throughout the year in a purpose-built gallery space.