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Practical Information

Where to stay, how to get there and more

Getting there

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is located in South Brisbane, a few minutes’ walk from Brisbane’s central business district (over the Victoria Street Bridge).

The conference is being held in the Boulevard Auditorium, on the Grey St (river) side of the centre. The Gala Dinner is in the BCEC’s Sky Room a few levels above.

It is around 30 minutes by car from Brisbane International Airport.

Alternatively, the AirTrain connects to South Brisbane station, a short walk to BCEC and the two hotels below.

  • For information on parking at BCEC click here
  • A detailed map of the centre can be viewed here.
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There are many good hotels close to the venue. However, we have arranged special rates for delegates with two in the BCEC precinct.

Novotel Brisbane South Bank

A modern hotel with swimming pool, located 5 minutes walk from the conference venue.

Our conference delegates receive a 15% discount off the best unrestricted rate on all room types from 12 to 17 August inclusive.*

To make a reservation, please email the hotel or call +61 7 3295 4100. Please quote “Business Advantage International”.

* All rates are quoted in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST. Not available in conjunction with any special offers. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card valid at the date of the start of your stay, unless otherwise specified. No cancellation charge applies if advised 24 hours prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged.

Rydges South Bank Brisbane

This hotel is adjacent to BCEC and its Soleil Pool Deck will host the pre-conference Cocktail Function on Sunday 13 August.

It is offering our delegates a 20% discount off the Best Flexible Rate (subject to availability).

Book online here: www.rydges.com/private-page/local-delegate-direct-booking-page

Getting to Brisbane from Papua New Guinea

Air Niugini is the official Airline Partner of the 2022 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference.

In mid-August 2022, it has daily flights scheduled between Port Moresby and Brisbane.

Please book at www.airniugini.com.pg

Visa requirements

  • All travellers require a visa to enter Australia.
  • The Business Visitor Visa supports attendance at conferences and meetings.

Before travelling to Australia

  • Check you comply with relevant state or territory testing and quarantine requirements via States (australia.gov.au)
  • Check individual airline travel requirements including evidence of vaccination.
  • Check details of an existing visa through the Visa Entitlement Verification Online service  – VEVO, or update details of a new passport online.

About Brisbane's South Bank

Brisbane’s South Bank is full of modern amenities and the South Bank parklands provide excellent recreational space and access to the city’s riverside walking and running paths.

Here are some useful places to bear in mind:

  • An IGA supermarket (with an excellent deli section) can be found at 103 Melbourne Street.
  • Woolworths Metro, 217 Grey St (corner Grey St & Melbourne St)
  • An ATM can be found at Commonwealth Bank, 121 Melbourne Street.
  • Fish Lane is a new dining area, with multiple restaurants/bars.

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