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 provides 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.
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 →
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.
FOR YOUR ARRIVAL INTO AUSTRALIA
International visitors that are non-Australian passport holders will require a visa to enter Australia for arrival to Brisbane.
Arrival from UK & Europe
If you hold a passport from UK or Europe, you can apply for authorisation to travel to Australia online. The most common visa for these passport holders is the eVisitor (Business Stream) visa. There is no application or service fee. Applications can be made here.
Arrival from USA, Canada & Asia
Passport holders from USA, Canada or Asia can also apply for a visa online. The most common visa for these passport holders is the ETA (Business Entrant)(Subclass 601). There is no visa application charge for this visa but a service fee of AUD $20 is charged for online applications. Applications can be made here.
Please note: It can take time to receive a visa. Please begin the process of applying for a visa at least 45 days prior to your arrival into Australia.
Arrival from Africa
To find the Australia visa office closest to your current place of residence, click here.
For further information on Visas and support documentation go to homeaffairs.gov.au
Receiving a Letter of Invitation
Submitting an official Letter of Invitation from Energy Mines and Money with your application is an important step in this process. The letter itself will not guarantee your application’s approval. The letter is merely supplementary information that explains an applicant’s intended travel purpose.
To receive a Letter of Invitation for Energy Mines and Money please follow the instructions below:
- Register for Energy Mines and Money
- During the registration process for Energy Mines and Money, please state that you need a Letter of Invitation
- Upon request, be prepared to provide your date of birth and passport number to the Energy Mines and Money customer service team.
Your letter of invitation will be emailed to you after your registration has been completed and your payment has been received.
Print your Letter of Invitation in colour and submit it with your visa application to the Embassy/Consulate alongside all other required documents.