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Brisbane, Australia Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 212
Total Sleeping Rooms 17,047
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 433
Committable Meeting Rooms* 90
Convention Center Space 551,220 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Exhibit Space 200,000 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Ballroom 50,400 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate AUD $227
Average Daily Meal Cost AUD $140
Average Weekly Car Rental AUD $182
*Maximum for a single hotel

Brisbane, Australia Airport Information

Brisbane Airport (BNE)

The primary international airport serving Brisbane and South East Queensland, and the largest airport by size in Australia, Brisbane Airport operates without a curfew and has direct connections to dozens of international destinations. Easily accessible by various modes of transportation, the airport is located just 20 minutes by car from downtown Brisbane along the Gateway Motorway. With a fantastic range of places to shop and eat, Brisbane Airport is as much a destination as a major transport center. A variety of parking options are available, as are a number of public transport options into Brisbane.

Brisbane, Australia Public Transportation


TransLink Rail, Bus, and Ferry Service

TransLink provides integrated rail, bus, and ferry transportation throughout South East Queensland, including Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Cairns, and Mackay. The 26-zone system offers zone-based fare. TransLink buses run across the entire network, while trains run throughout South East Queensland, and ferries in Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

Rental Cars

Rental car companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Red Spot, and Thrifty operate at Brisbane Airport. Rental car customer service desks are located on level 2 at the international terminal.


Visitors should expect to pay approximately $50 AUD in taxi fare when traveling to Brisbane from Brisbane Airport.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Logan City, QLD 47 km 41 min N/A N/A
Gold Coast, QLD 79 km 59 min 3 hr 25 min AUD $482+
Toowoomba, QLD 121 km 1 hr 46 min N/A N/A
Lismore, NSW 197 km 2 hr 15 min N/A N/A
Newcastle, NSW 775 km 8 hr 16 min 1 hr 15 min AUD $159+
Sydney, NSW 916 km 10 hr 3 min 1 hr 35 min AUD $98+
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