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Brisbane

Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland with a population of just over 2 million people and is one of the most liveable cities in Australia. Brisbane is located in the South-East corner of Queensland, the fastest growing region in Australia.

During January the typical day time temperature is 30C and the humidity can be quite high. Delegates should prepare for hot and humid weather, this includes a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen and plenty of water! Delegates should avoid excessive sun exposure and strenuous physical activity during the middle of the day. For information about sightseeing in Brisbane please see the page about sightseeing.

Travelling to lca2011

All domestic and a large number of international carriers are serviced by the Brisbane International Airport (website). The recommended method of getting from Brisbane Airport to the CBD, Conference Venue and Accomodation is the AirTrain service (website).

As at October, 2010 the estimate transfer costs are:

  • Air Train - $15 (one way)
  • Taxi - Approx. $50

The preferred accommodation venue, UrbanNest, is 10 minutes walk from the conference venue and 5 minutes walk from a train station (South Bank Station). For more information see the accommodation page.

Getting Around Brisbane

Brisbane has an integrated bus, train and ferry network where one ticket is valid across all modes of transport. The South-East corner has an electronic ticketing system called "Go". More information on the Go Card system can be found on the website. For infromation on public transport timetables and route planning, please see the Translink website.

For International Delegates

Power
Electrical power in Australia is 50Hz at 230V ± 6%. Most domestic outlets in Australia are of the 3 pin variety (Active, Neutral and Earth) at 10A (Type I). Below is a typical Australian power outlet

Australian 240V Socket

Immigration/Entry Requirements
It is the individual responsibility of all international attendees to ensure they have a valid visa to enter Australia. All international visitors must have a valid passport and (with the exception of New Zealand) a valid visa to enter Australia. For more information please see the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship website. Delegates should ensure they have a valid visa before registering for the conference.

Please note, Australian Customs and Quarantine requirements are very strict and the penalties for attempting to import prohibited or restricted goods and substances are quite severe. All international delegates should be aware of the Australian entry requirements before commencing travel. For more information please see the Australian Customs Entry Requirements website.