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Brisbane, Australia Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 183
Total Sleeping Rooms 15,049
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 438
Committable Meeting Rooms* 90
Convention Center Space 68,362 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Exhibit Space 4,495 Sq. Mtr.
Largest Ballroom 3,213 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate AUD $225
Average Daily Meal Cost AUD $139
Average Weekly Car Rental AUD $199
*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
Tweed Heads, NSW 103 km 1 hr 24 min n/a N/A
Sydney, NSW 925 km 9 hrs 43 min 1 hr 35 min AUD $98+
Adelaide, SA 2,025 km 21 hrs 2 hr 40 min AUD $161+
Toowoomba, QLD 125 km 1 hr 56 min n/a N/A
Lismore, NSW 198 km 2 hr 42 min n/a N/A
Wellington, NZ N/A n/a 3 hr 30 min AUD $319+
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