Positive and forward-thinking, generous and optimistic; Brisbane is Australia's new world city. Located on the east coast of Australia in the heart of one of the country's fastest growing regions, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland - a state well known for its natural beauty and world-class tourism attractions. Brisbane is a compact city with many walkways, paths and bikeways, which are well connected with bridges linking the major precincts.
GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT
As an integral part of Brisbane City, we are providing delegates of the World Hospital Congress 2018 with the opportunity to receive a special discounted travel offer when catching the Airtrain.
The cost of a single train ticket to any of the city stations is $18.50 one-way. However, using the special offer for discounted travel, the cost for Congress delegates is $30 return to any of the city stations including South Brisbane which is very close to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Travel dates: 6-12 October 2018
Tickets: $30 Return
Only redeemable online at www.airtrain.com.au
Instructions to purchase:
- Head to www.airtrain.com.au
- Select the Buy Tickets button
- Select From destination as the Airport and choose International or Domestic terminal
- Select To destination as Brisbane and choose one of the following stations: Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central and Roma Street
- Select Return button
- Choose departure and return date between the 6-12 October 2018
- Select the amount of passengers
- Enter in Promo Code box WHC2018
- Select Proceed to Payment button
- Enter passenger details and payment method
- Select the Buy Tickets button
City Terms and Conditions: Valid for travel from the 06/10/2018 – 12/10/2018. Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Your city ticket is valid for travel to and from all stations between the Airport and South Brisbane, including Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central and Roma Street stations. Children 14 years and under travel free to city stations when accompanied by a paying adult and using paper ticket or e-ticket purchased from www.airtrain.com.au.
Also to help you travelling around Brisbane, visit Translink (https://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/ticket-types/business/go-event) and apply for a Go Event card. They are just $4 a day and have unlimited travel.
During Spring (September to November), Brisbane experiences sunny days followed by mild tropical evenings and average temperatures range from 16.9 - 25.4°C (62.4 - 77.7°F). Days are dry but can be windy, especially during September.
STATE AND NATIONAL PARKS
Whether you are looking to escape the concrete jungle for the weekend or discover somewhere new to horse-ride, fish, bushwalk or cycle, get back to nature at one of these national or state parks around Brisbane.
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.
FOOD AND DRINK
Food and drink is something we take seriously in Brisbane – whether it’s a steak at a pub, a good coffee or a five-star degustation. Our pleasant outdoor climate and abundance of fresh produce mean we often eat al fresco-style, and our menus feature delicious locally sourced ingredients. From Moreton Bay prawns to greens from the Lockyer Valley, you’ll discover Queensland’s largest collection of Good Food Guide-awarded restaurants, cafes and bars in the region.
VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS
Delegates of the World Hospital Congress can take advantage of some great value deals on theme park tickets as well as Australian Outback Spectacular dinner show. Click here to access and book tickets to your preferred Village Roadshow Theme Park direct.
WHEEL OF BRISBANE
Delegates of the World Hospital Congress can take advantage of a discounted ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, day, night or sunset as a wonderful welcome to our fabulous city. The discount code valid over the Congress dates and consequent weekend of the conference is IHF2018. The code can be offered to the ticket booth cashier to gain your discount or it can be entered online at www.thewheelofbrisbane.com.au, if you enter the code at the checkout the discount will be applied.
International travellers may be required to apply for a visa. For more information, click here to view the Australian Government information on visiting Australia.
The Australian dollar is divided into 100 cents. One and two cent coins are no longer in circulation, but many items in shops and supermarkets are priced in odd amounts, such as $1.97 or $9.99. The law provides that the TOTAL bill is rounded up or down to the nearest 5 cents. So $19.97 becomes $19.95, $19.98 becomes $20.00. Coin denominations are 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. Notes are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100, colour coded and made from a plastic compound that will survive a wash or a swim.
All banks have automated teller machines (ATMs) accessible 24-hours a day, generally outside the branch or in the foyer. Check with your card issuer that your charge or account-linked credit card can be used in this way, and at which bank as none accept every brand of card.
Travellers cheques, especially in foreign currencies, are generally NOT accepted EXCEPT by hotels and big stores and tourist shops. These display a 'travellers cheques welcome' sign. Cash your cheques at a bank or Bureau de Change to ensure you have enough spending money. The same holds true for foreign currency, which is not generally accepted by Australian businesses and shops.
No service charge applies in Australia. Tipping is not mandatory but a tip in restaurants and hotel bars is optional for exceptional service.