In one neat package Brisbane embodies the great Australian destination. From the world-class infrastructure to the excellent transport systems to the global reputation for innovative and emerging industries to the immense options for pre and post touring and partner programs, Brisbane is a destination built for business events. Friendly, engaging, clean and safe, Brisbane is also a destination where people are a priority. This is a city where government and industry work together to support conventions, conferences and exhibitions. That means that across the city, from hotel lobbies to restaurants to retail outlets, delegates will be welcomed and embraced into the community.
Stunning by nature, Brisbane is renowned for its relaxed outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals, cultural scene and diverse attractions. With the Brisbane River serving as a centre point, delegates can enjoy Brisbane’s many green spaces including the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Roma Street Parkland and South Bank Parklands, which includes a man-made beach across the river from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD).
Brisbane is close to beautiful beaches, tropical islands, world heritage rainforests and unique wildlife attractions offering a great range of tour options and activities. Delegates can easily access activities like whale-watching and dolphin-feeding on Moreton Bay, with the lush rainforests of the Scenic Rim and the beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts all within a 90-minute drive of the city centre.
Discover Brisbane from the inside out and explore the vibrant urban villages across Brisbane. Each suburb is a hub of activity with its own distinct vibe, unique personality and seemingly endless offering of things to see and do. Use this colour coded map to find your feet and see for yourself why this river city is much loved by residents and remembered fondly by visitors.
The City offers a discovery in every direction. Home to over 1000 stores, including the largest range of flagship boutiques in Queensland, it is the state’s premier shopping destination. The Brisbane CBD is also a food and drink lovers paradise, with everything from burger joints and riverside bistros, to laneway bars and hidden cafes, as well as the most Good Food Guide-awarded venues in Queensland! Besides shopping and eating there’s The City Sounds free music program, countless events, a cinema, a casino, parks, galleries, performance spaces and even a bowling alley.
South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is also home to the South Bank Cultural Precinct, Brisbane’s cultural epicentre with a thriving precinct of dedicated, world-class theatre, arts and educational institutions and includes:
- Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA),
- The State Library of Queensland,
- Queensland Museum,
- Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Queensland Theatre Company.
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Fortitude Valley is a contradiction in itself – raw, yet sophisticated. It is where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat, and heritage-listed properties proudly stand among contemporary buildings. The Valley, as it is affectionately known, was Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district and continues to be a hive of activity. Live music thrives and international DJs are drawn to the clubs and chic bars. The impressive Chinatown Mall is a hub of exotic Chinese supermarkets and restaurants. The Emporium complex channels a European village feel, James St showcases Australian fashion labels and Brunswick St is home to multicultural dining options.
Pre and Post Touring Options
A vibrant, dynamic and sophisticated city, Brisbane offers unrivalled weather, a welcoming multi-cultural society and diverse cultural experiences to enjoy. The city of Brisbane and surrounds offers a variety of pre and post touring options for everyone, whether you are a thrill seeker or just want to relax.