Travel & Transport
Queensland University of Technology
Gardens Point Campus
Science and Engineering Centre, P Block
2 George Street
Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
June is Brisbane’s “winter”, an ideal time to travel in Australia, with average day-time high temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius or 70 Fahrenheit. Take a few extra days and bring the family along to see the outback, the Great Barrier Reef, or lounge on one of the fabulous beaches along the Gold or Sunshine Coasts nearby!
For more information on Brisbane, go to www.visitbrisbane.com.au
International delegates please note: You will need a visa to enter Australia.
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 online, 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 consult these factsheets:
- Visa options for Conferences, Trade Fairs, Seminars or Expos
- Visa Application Requirements: Things to consider before lodging an application
And visit the website of the Australian Department of Immigration.
You will need to register for the conference and pay your fees before you apply for a visa.
Brisbane’s international and domestic airport terminals are approximately 20 km 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.
For more information about getting to and from the airport, please visit the Brisbane Airport website.
The taxi fare from the city centre is approximately AU$ 50 – 60 which includes a AU$ 3 fee for taxis departing from the airport. To calculate your fare please visit Black and White Cabs or Yellow Cabs.
Uber is a smartphone app that connects riders to drivers with the touch of a button. Download the Uber app, enter the promo code and hit request. Your driver will arrive within minutes to take you to your hotel or to the DIS 2016 conference venue. Receive $20 off their first ride using the promo code UBERDIS2016. Download the Uber app >
Terms and Conditions:
- New Users only. Valid in Australia.
- Valid from 8 May – 8 July 2016.
- Code must be entered before trip is requested.
Professional Car Service
Ozscott Limousines is a Brisbane based company that runs a large fleet of corporate cars with pick ups and drop offs all over South East Queensland. Ozscott offers a flat charge of AU$ 55 for trips between the airport and Brisbane City. For further information and a full list of prices, please visit ozscott.com.au.
Airport Shuttle Bus
Buses connect the CBD and airport terminals. A single transfer starts from AU$ 16 with Coachtrans, which departs the airport terminals and Roma Street Transit Centre in the CBD every 30 minutes. All major city hotels are serviced on request.
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 city stations covering 80% of downtown Brisbane.
Simply present a printed copy of this letter at the Airtrain station for a special DIS 2016 discounted fare of only $25.00 return from Brisbane Airport into Brisbane City, or $15.30 one way to the city.
For more information, please visit www.airtrain.com.au.