The conference will be held at The University of Queensland’s (UQ) St Lucia Campus, located in Brisbane, Australia.
UQ is one of Australia’s largest universities and is ranked within the top 50 universities in the world. For more information, please visit The University of Queensland website.
Directions and Access
There are multiple options for getting around Brisbane, including train, bus, ferry and bicycle . For information about public transport options, routes and timetables, visit Brisbane’s public transportation website, TRANSlink or download the app
Please be aware that Brisbane has an integrated electronic ticketing system for all forms of public transport called a ‘Go Card’. AMS Delegates will be issued with a prepaid Go Card on registration at the conference. This will allow free travel on all public transport in the TRANSLink area on 15-17 July, except for the Airtrain. For those arriving early or staying on after the conference, and using public transport, you can buy individual tickets for these trips, or purchase a Go Card further details.
Transport from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane CBD is available through TRANSLink’s Airtrain service .
Brisbane Taxi Services - Black & White Cabs: 13 32 22 and Yellow Cabs (13cabs) 13 19 24
Queensland’s buzzing riverside capital city is wedged between the ocean and rugged national parks. Brisbane is a cosmopolitan hub for arts, culture and dining but still retains a close connection with nature and a classic laid-back Queensland attitude. It’s also the gateway to the wonders of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Click the destination links for further information.
There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The visa option required will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.
If you are planning to visit Australia for a business event such as a conference, trade fair or seminar, you need to apply for the appropriate visa. Participants, attendees and speakers that will not be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the congress may be eligible for the following visa options:
- Visitor (subclass 600)(Business stream) visa. For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600
- Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601). For eligible passport holders and more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/electronic-travel-authority-601#tab-content-1
- eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business Stream) visa. For eligible passport holders and more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/evisitor-651
Generally, one of the above visas will be the correct visa for those attending and/or presenting at a conference. The passport which you hold will determine which of the above (or alternative) visa options you may eligible for. Click here to explore the relevant visa options for your visit.
If you are being accompanied by family or friends who are holidaying in Australia, they will have different visa requirements. For further general passport information, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website