Travel

Conference Location

AHMT 2016 will be held in Brisbane, Australia. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, generally referred to as the Sunshine State. The city is built on the Brisbane River that winds its way down from the mountains to Moreton Bay, the playground of whales, dugongs, dolphins. The Moreton Bay Marine Park offers visitors the potential for diving on coral reefs, recreational fishing, or just taking in the views. One hour’s drive south is the Gold Coast and the famous Surfers Paradise. The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most frequented tourist resort areas with miles of golden beaches, as well as many other attractions.

The conference will be held at the Gardens Point Campus of Queensland University of Technology (QUT). QUT is Australia’s top university under 50 years old, and is rated 26th in the world in the Times Higher Education listing. The Gardens Point Campus is adjacent to the Queensland Botanical Gardens, and to Brisbane City itself, on the river front.

June-July is Brisbane’s “winter”, an ideal time to travel in Australia, with average day-time high temperatures around 25 degrees and no clouds! Take a few extra days and bring the family along to see the outback, Great Barrier Reef, or lounge on one of the fabulous beaches along the Gold or Sunshine Coasts nearby!

For more information on Brisbane please visit www.ourbrisbane.com.au

Travel Information

Airport Transfers

Brisbane’s international and domestic airports are approximately 20km north east of the Central Business District (CBD), a 15 to 20 minute drive. Visitors can reach the central business district by taxi, shuttle bus or train.

Taxi

The taxi fare from the air port to the city centre is approximately A$35 – $40 which includes a $3 fee for taxis departing from the airport. To calculate your fare please visit Black and White Cabs or Yellow Cabs.

Airport Shuttle Bus

Buses connect the CBD and airports. A single transfer starts from $16 with Coachtrans, which departs the airports and Roma Street Transit Centre (CBD) every 30 minutes. All major city hotels are serviced on request.

Train

Airtrain services run frequently from Brisbane Airport to the centre of Brisbane and the express, air-conditioned journey takes only 20 minutes. The airport stations are located directly outside the Domestic and International terminals and connect with 5 stations covering 80% of downtown Brisbane.

Brisbane Public Transport

For information on Brisbane’s public transport network, please visit the translink website (www.translink.com.au).

Further Information About Transport

For more information about getting to and from the airport, please visit the Brisbane Airport Corporation’s website.

Parking

QUT has two areas that delegates can park:

P Block Car Park

The University operates a Pay on Exit car park for the P Block Car park. This car park operates 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. For information on parking costs, please click here.

Under Freeway Car Park

The “Under Freeway Car Park” is located under the South East Freeway and has 193 spaces. There is a maximum time period of four (4) hours per day. Infringement notices will be issued to vehicles that overstay the four (4) hour limit. For information on parking costs, please click here.

Visa applications

International delegates please note: You will need a visa to enter Australia.

Visa for Business/Conference Events Factsheet, Visa Application Requirements Factsheet

All international visitors to Australia (the sole exception being citizens of Australia and New Zealand traveling on Australian and New Zealand passports) must obtain a visa in advance. You are urged to apply for a visa not later than six weeks prior to travel. Residents of many countries may now apply for a visa on line, others will need to apply at an Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission. For information on how and where to apply for a visitor’s visa to Australia, please click here to go to the Department of Immigration Website.

You will need to register for the conference and pay your fees before you apply for a visa.