General Information

Airport and Transport

Getting to Brisbane

Brisbane’s International and Domestic Airports have recently been recognised as the world’s most efficient and customer-focused privatised airports by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It is located approximately 20 minutes drive (13 km) from Brisbane’s CBD. Whether you are an international or interstate visitor, there is a large range of accessible, reliable and cheap transportation options, including shuttle buses, Airtrain, taxis, car rental and hotel transfers to and from the CBD. Handy parking is also situated at both the International and Domestic Terminals with various parking options to suit your travel plans. Here are some options you will find useful when travelling to and from the airport:

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses are a convenient, fast and comfortable way of travelling to and from the Airport.

Services from Brisbane City operate daily every 30 minutes from 5.00am to 9.00pm from Roma Street Transit Centre and door to door of all CBD hotels.

If leaving from Brisbane Airport, buses depart every 30 minutes from 5.30am to 11.00pm. All bus services meet flight departure and arrival times so you’ll always be on time. If you miss one, wait just half an hour for the next service.

For prices or to book visit www.con-x-ion.com or call Con-x-ion on 1300 266 946.

Airtrain

For single travellers on the go, the Airtrain, operating 5.00am to 9.00pm 7 days a week, is the most time efficient option.

If you’re in a hurry and require a direct line from the Airport to the City, jump aboard for a quick 22 minute train trip!

Stations are conveniently located near most CBD accommodation and attractions. For on-line bookings visit www.airtrain.com.au.

Taxis

For service with that personal touch, wait for one of Brisbane’s friendly and reliable taxi drivers to transfer you to your hotel. At Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal, taxi ranks are located at both the Qantas and Virgin Blue ends of the terminal. At the International Terminal taxi ranks are available on Arrivals Level 2.

All Brisbane taxis have standard taxi meters so you won’t have to worry about being stung by overpriced fares. Keep in mind that a fare to Brisbane CBD is approximately $35-$40 plus a $3 fee for departing taxis. Go to www.brisbaneairport.com.au for more information about Airport travel. Looking for a number? Black and White Cabs: 131 008, Yellow Cab: 131 924

Uber

Request Uber on-demand to or from Brisbane Airport whenever you need to fly. Fares range from $30.00 – $63.00. For more information visit www.uber.com/en-AU/cities/brisbane/

Hotel Transfers

Most Brisbane hotels provide coach transfers to and from the airport. Just ask the hotel representative when making your reservation. All you need is your flight itinerary; it’s that easy!

Important note: International and interstate visitors should allow approximately 20-30 minutes for processing through customs. In peak periods waiting times may increase slightly.

Business hours

Banks and post offices generally open from 0900 – 1700 hours from Monday to Friday.  Business office hours are 0900 – 1700 hours from Monday to Friday.  Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are available 24 hours in many locations.

Car Hire/ Parking

 All major car hire companies, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, operate in Australia and vehicles may be hired at Brisbane Airport. Parking is available at the Meeting venue.

Eateries

 Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor. Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying. At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer. These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”.

Insurance

 Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind.  It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice.  The policy should include:
•Loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference,
•Loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason,
•Loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia,
•Failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay,
•Medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover),
•Loss or damage to personal property,
•Additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be alteredThe Conference Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance.

Photography

 The Conference Hosts and Conference Managers have arranged for photography onsite throughout the conference.  The images may be used for post-conference reports, case studies, marketing collateral and supplied to industry media if requested.  If you do not wish for your photo to be taken, please inform an Arinex staff member at the registration desk onsite.

Privacy

 Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The latest updates have been published 2014.  The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.  Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events.  Information may also be used for advice as to future conferences in a related area.  Further information on Privacy Laws in Australia can be found here: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/privacy-law-reformIt is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list.  Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the Registration Form for the Conference.  Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.

Time

Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.