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The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is located on Grey Street, South Bank in Brisbane, Australia; a unique precinct in the heart of the city known for its urban cultural and entertainment facilities. BCEC is a world-class purpose-built venue renowned for its operational and service excellence. With boutique convention and event space over five levels, it is one of Australia's most flexible meeting and events venues, and has been ranked among the world's top three convention centres - AIPC Apex Awards. 

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Accomodation in the area

Below is a list of some hotels in the inner-city Brisbane area.

Mantra South Bank:

  • Central location - southern bank of the Brisbane River, within close proximity to Brisbane's CBD, entertainment and art precincts, and dining.
  • Opposite the BCEC.
  • 161 hotel rooms, studios and apartments featuring modern facilities.
  • Ideal for conferences and meetings including 'The Boardroom', and 'The Meeting Room'.    

For more details, click here.

Rydges Hotel South Bank:

  • First-class accommodation with modern facilities. 
  • Located in the heart of Brisbane's entertainment and arts precinct.
  • Adjoins to the BCEC.
  • Home to award winning bar and dining.    

For more details, click here. 

Holiday Inn Brisbane:

  • Conveniently located adjacent to the Brisbane Transit Centre in Brisbane's CBD.
  • Short walk to theatres, shopping malls, cafe and dining and Brisbane's iconic Roma St. Parklands.
  • 1 bedroom standard, king or executive rooms with modern facilities.    

For more details, click here.

Rendezvous Studio Hotel Brisbane:

  • Located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD on George St.
  • Short stroll to popular attractions including Queen Street Mall, South Bank, BCEC and the Brisbane River.
  • 99 rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities.
  • Conference or business meeting facilities available.

For more details, click here.

               South Bank                                                        Image: Rendezvous Studio Hotel                                         Image: Rydges South Bank

South Bank Concierge 

Life Sciences Queensland Ltd (LSQ) is working with the South Bank Concierge Program for TABBS2015 - an initiative where the sole focus is to ensure delegates have a wonderful time whilst in Brisbane.

There is nothing better than getting out to experience the local surrounds of a new city and South Bank, only a short stroll away from the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, is brimming with cafés, restaurants, boutiques and cultural experiences awaiting TABBS delegates. 

By using the South Bank Concierge website, delegates can unlock incredible conference exclusives throughout the South Bank precinct. Not only will they receive 10% off at participating retailers, they can also book event tickets, plan their itinerary and access special offers, plus so much more.

LSQ will provide TABBS attendees with South Bank Concierge guides and lanyard tags to ensure they can use the service to its full potential, with ease.

Visit www.southbankconcierge.com.au to unlock incredible conference exclusives as a TABBS 2015 delegate.

Passport and Visas

All international travellers must present a valid and approved travel document (generally a passport) as evidence of their identity and nationality to allow entry into Australia. In addition, all international travellers (with the exception of most New Zealand passport holders) must also obtain a valid visa before travelling to Australia. As a general guide, travellers are encouraged to apply for their Australian visa well in advance of their planned departure date.

eVisitor visa: 

European passport holders can apply for a visa online through the Australian Government’s eVisitor system. The eVisitor allows visitors to travel to Australia for short-term business or tourism purposes for up to three months. eVisitor applications are free and are available to passport holders from the European Union and a number of other European countries.

Electronic Travel Authority:

Passport holders from a range of other countries (including the US) can apply for a visa online through the Australian Government’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system. Alternatively, passport holders outside of Australia can apply for ETA through a travel agent, airline office, specialist service provider or Australian visa office. The ETA allows people to visit Australia for short-term tourism or business purposes of up to three months. 

Note: The eVisitor and ETA systems provide the electronic equivalent of a visa for the short-term traveller, replacing the traditional passport visa label or stamp. Most applications are processed instantly. For conference organisers and delegates, specialised visa advice is available through the Australian Government’s International Event Coordinator Network (IECN). Located across the country, IECN staff work with event organisers to provide free advice and visa- processing assistance for international travellers invited to speak at, perform in, or attend an event in Australia.

Check the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website for eligibility requirements www.immi.gov.au

Images and information courtesy of: Brisbane Marketing.