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Venue and travel

Venue information and airport transfers

The APrIGF will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank. The venue is right next to the Brisbane central business district. Information on how to get to the venue can be found on the Convention Centre website.

Taxi, rideshare and train services operate from Brisbane airport. Taxi and rideshare services cost around $35-$40 USD to the city and take around 20 minutes. Train tickets are approximately $15 USD and take about 40 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no trains from Brisbane airport to the city from Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 August. Bus services will replace trains.For more information on train disruptions visit Airtrain Brisbane's website.


All visitors to Australia require a visa.

The Australian Government has a tool, which intending travellers can use to identify which visa is required by country of passport to attend a conference in Australia. You can use the visa tool here and select the option "attending a conference or expo", if the main purpose of your visit is attending APrIGF 2023.

You may be required to provide a confirmation of registration to the APrIGF 2023 and, where applicable, Fellowship acceptance letters.

Certain visa categories may attract a fee and processing times will vary.

We encourage attendees to apply for a visa as soon as possible after registering for the event. The APrIGF 2023 Secretariate and host are not able to intervene or provide further assistance with visas as these are handled independently by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.


The below accomodation is providing discounted rates for APrIGF participants. Please use the information as a guide for nearby accomodation noting you may find a better deal through your preferred booking provider.

West End Central Apartments (5min walk to BCEC)
220 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

1800 628 300

West End Central website

Blanket 10% discount using code APRIGF with these T&C's: Available for use from 29/06 to 31/08. Only applicable for bookings falling on 28/08 to 01/09. Can only be used on the direct booking page here. Applicable on any room type

Riverside Hotel Southbank (8min walk to BCEC)
20 Montague Rd, South Brisbane QLD 4101

+61 (0)7 3846 0577

Riverside Hotel website

Blanket 10% discount - book directly with the Hotel. Contact Avito Nakalevu at email [email protected]

COVID-19 and vaccination

The latest information on vaccination and entry requirements is available from the Australian Government's website here.

Entry conditions may change in the lead up to the conference so we encourage you to monitor for updates


The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is 13km (or 20 minutes drive) from Brisbane's award-winning International Airport.

Direct flights are available from over 20 international destinations.

Brisbane is also extensively connected within Australia with direct flights to all Australian capital cities regional centres airports.