Brisbane is Australia's best kept secret.

International meeting planners are choosing Brisbane for its international access, world class convention facilities, world leading research and innovation and sub-tropical lifestyle.

This connected river city of urban precinct clusters and outdoor lifestyle has everything you need for your delegates.

What the planners say they love about Brisbane is its vibrant culture, endless summers and unbelievably short-distance to every classic ‘Aussie’ experience that delegates could hope, including day trips to the Great Barrier Reef. There are many reasons you will love meeting in Brisbane:

  • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), voted World’s Best Convention Centre 2016 – 2018
  • Award winning international airport with more than 7,000 arrivals weekly from the USA, Hawaii and Canada
  • Australia’s gateway to the Asia Pacific region with direct flights to cities across Asia
  • Home to three universities and Australia’s largest medical research institute
  • Unique riverside convention precinct with 70 cafes, restaurants, Gallery of Modern Art, Museum and Performing Arts Complex
  • Over 15,000 accommodation rooms including 900 within a few minutes’ walk of the Convention Centre
  • Free walking city tours, CityHopper ferries and CityLoop buses
  • Team Brisbane support with strong expertise in optimizing delegate attraction across Asia

Download your Brisbane ‘need to know’ brochure below!

Frequently asked questions

Open 24 hours a day, Brisbane International Airport has direct services to 31 international destinations per week and multiple daily departures to the US.

Brisbane’s prices are among the most competitive in the world today and in comparison to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s two largest cities, Brisbane offers outstanding value for money for delegates and organizers.

There are 230 hotels and over 15,000 rooms in Brisbane, including 900 hotel rooms within walking distance of BCEC. Brisbane is also home to a number of 5-star international hotels and boutique brands.

Brisbane runs on AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time), UTC/GMT +10 hours.

To put in a single phrase: sun-sational! Brisbane’s enviable sub-tropical climate boasts more sunny days then Florida and warmer winter days than the Bahamas, with an average daily summer temperature of 80°F and average daily winter temperature of 70°F.

Australian seasons:

Months Northern Hemisphere Australia
December to February Winter Summer
March to May Spring Autumn
June to August Summer Winter
September to November Autumn Spring

Brisbane is known as a walkable city which is safe and easy to navigate. It has an easily accessible and safe transport network of buses, trains, taxis, rideshare services and the city’s scenic river catamaran service – all central to BCEC. BCEC is located in the heart of Brisbane and only a ten-minute walk to the city’s shopping center. Free transport options for ferry and buses make it extra cost effective for delegates.

Brisbane Airport is just a 20-minute drive from the city and BCEC. You can also choose to use the convenient and safe AirTrain that runs from the Domestic and International Terminals directly to BCEC.

Stay for a vacation and explore all that Brisbane and Queensland has to offer! You can cuddle a koala, book an Indigenous culture walking tour or one of our free history or art tours, river kayak through the city, explore Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art, or explore our extensive riverside dining precincts and take in our subtropical lifestyle.

Tick some iconic ‘Aussie’ experiences off the bucket list! Head an hour north or south to enjoy the surfing beaches of the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast. Take a trip to the world’s largest sand island or explore the wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the rainforest or try one of our award-winning wineries.

Contact us

To email the team, fill out your contact details and any relevant booking information using the form. You’ll likely receive a reply from our team by the next business day.

If you haven’t already, download our Brisbane ‘need to know’ or take a virtual tour of BCEC’s incredible spaces.