Australian Institute of Physics 17th National Congress 2006, Brisbane, Australia
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4 Dec 06

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is one of Australia's largest, fully integrated purpose built convention, exhibition and special event venues. Perfectly situated in Brisbane and adjacent to the cultural precincts, this multi-award winning venue boasts modern facilities with an extensive choice of the very latest convention equipment.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the popular South Bank precinct, which encompasses an area of 125.5 hectares just across the Brisbane River from the city’s CBD. There is something for everyone at South Bank including a 17-hectare sub-tropical parkland, a rainforest boardwalk, picnic and barbecue areas, a weekend art and craft market and a beautiful riverfront promenade, as well as shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.

South Bank is also Brisbane’s arts precinct - home to the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, Opera Queensland, Queensland Theatre Company and State Library.
South Bank Beach

South Bank also houses Streets Beach, a unique man-made swimming beach overlooking the Brisbane River and the city’s CBD. Sub-tropical trees and exotic plants surround the beach, which is patrolled seven days a week by experienced, professional lifeguards. The lagoon contains enough water to fill five Olympic swimming pools and the 4000 cubic metres of sand surrounding the beach is topped up every year with an additional 70 tonnes of sand sourced from Moreton Bay to ensure it is kept in its pristine condition.

A year-round events calendar ensures there is always plenty to see and experience.


Brisbane is Australia's fastest growing city with an outdoor lifestyle unequalled in Australia. It is a thriving metropolis with an easy-going unhurried tempo, mouth-watering cuisine and fine local wines. Its recreational, cultural and sporting facilities offer visitors endless opportunities to enjoy the city's great climate.

The cultural heart of Brisbane is the Queensland Cultural Centre at the South Bank Precinct. Here you will find the Queensland Art Gallery, State Library and Queensland Museum.

Travel Information

Airport Transfers

Brisbane’s international and domestic airports are approximately 20km north east of the Central Business District (CBD), a 15 to 20 minute drive. Visitors can reach the central business district by taxi, shuttle bus or train.


The taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is approximately A$30.

Airport Shuttle Bus

Buses connect the CBD and airports. A single transfer is approximately A$11 or A$18 return on Coachtrans which departs the airports and Roma Street Transit Centre (CBD) every 30 minutes. All major city hotels are serviced on request.

Train - 10% Discount for all Delegates

Airtrain is the fastest, cheapest and most reliable way to travel from Brisbane Airport to the centre of Brisbane. Airtrain services run frequently and the express, air-conditioned journey takes only 20 minutes. The airport stations are located directly outside the Domestic and International terminals and connect with 5 stations covering 80% of downtown Brisbane. The fare from the airport to the Brisbane CBD is currently $11. Conference delegates will be personally met in the arrivals hall and assisted with their luggage to the station when pre-booked at (and receive a 10% discount on your fare).

Further Information About Brisbane

For more information about Brisbane, visit

Congress Organiser
Homepage: Australian Institute of Physics 17th National Congress 2006
Congress Organiser: ICMS Pty Ltd, 88 Merivale Street, South Bank, Queensland 4101, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3307 4000 , Facsimile: +61 7 3844 0909