The 2019 Australian Entomological Society Conference

1 - 4 December 2019

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Bank, Brisbane

Venue 2019

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Street Southbank Brisbane Qld

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre sits right at the very heart of Brisbane’s bustling cultural and entertainment precinct – South Bank.  A world-class venue, the Centre provides superb event space and has achieved EarthCheck (Gold) certification from the world’s most recognised environmental benchmark and certification program, for its sustainability practices.  Free WIFI throughout the building is available to all delegates.

The complex is centrally situated in South Bank and quite close to a variety of accommodation options for travelling ease. The Queensland Museum & Scientific Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, City Cat Ferry Terminals and Railway Terminals and more are all within walking distance.

Welcome to the eatSouthBank Concierge, your own personal assistant for all things fun, delicious and practical in South Bank. The eatSouthBank Concierge is about to become your new best friend! We can help you do it like a local by uncovering secret spots, killer discounts and handy hints that will have you getting around the area like a total pro. Find out more here:


Brisbane has a sub-tropical climate with warm summers and mild winters, defined by year round sunny days. Rainfall is more likely in the summer months (December – February).  The average Brisbane temperatures this time of the year range between 15 – 25 deg C Warm, sunny days tempered by cool sea breezes with an average 283 days of sunshine annually


Brisbane International and Domestic airports are only a 21 minute taxi ride to the city centre and 20 minutes from the Convention Centre.

Brisbane offers a convenient express 20 minute Airtrain service stopping at five inner city train locations from the  airport to city and city train directly adjacent to the Convention Centre. There is the free CityHopper Ferry Service and high speed City Cat operating from South Bank across the Brisbane River.


With Airtrain’s fast and reliable service, delegates can reach Brisbane City in just 20 minutes.  The express service runs every 15 minutes from the international and domestic terminals during peak hours stopping at five inner-city stations. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Brisbane Airport customer service counter (domestic terminal) and at Airtrain, city and suburban train stations. For further information visit the Airtrain website.

Con-X-ion Airport Transfers

Operating seven days a week, Con-X-ion Airport Transfers offers airport travellers a door-to-door bus shuttle service from the airport covering all major city-based accommodation. Con-X-ion services both the international and domestic terminals to meet all flights. Services should be pre-booked. Tickets can be purchased online or through the customer service counters located onsite at the international and domestic terminals. For further information visit the Con-X-ion website.


GO Card

Want to know the easiest way to get around town? Pick up a TRANSLink Go Card and travel seamlessly on all TRANSLink bus, ferry and rail services across South-East Queensland. The perfect travel companion, go cards are available from Queensland Rail stations, online, over the phone or selected retailers. Top up the card balance like a prepaid mobile phone whenever it suits.   13 12 30


Explore Brisbane’s neighbourhoods through a comprehensive bus service that runs throughout the city, connecting the outer and inner suburbs to the CBD, major shopping centres, entertainment and dining precincts, railway stations and ferry terminals. Take advantage of special NightLink bus services running after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays for late-night travellers. Or get around the inner city with the free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop. Plan your trip now on TRANSLink’s journey planner.   13 12 30

Hail a bus for free in the inner city. The CityLoop and Spring Hill Loop bus services circle the city every 10 minutes and stop at destinations in the CBD and Spring Hill precincts between 7am – 6pm weekdays. Glide between Brisbane’s inner-city precincts by hopping on the free CityHopper ferry service, which travels along the river from North Quay to Sydney St, New Farm. 13 12 30


Brisbane’s speedy network of electric trains has the Greater Brisbane region covered and provides direct access to the city, quirky neighbourhood precincts and outer suburbs. The Airtrain service is completely integrated into the Queensland Rail suburban network, with regular trains running from Brisbane Airport directly to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Travel on a single ticket from any station in South-East Queensland to Brisbane Airport 13 12 30


Let the river be your guide. Brisbane’s ferries, affectionately known as CityCats, are one of the most enjoyable ways to explore Brisbane. Glide along the river with CityCat and CityFerry services, perfect for sight-seeing and accessing key city spots. Tickets can be bought on board the services, at most newsagents and selected retail outlets, or make use of a Go Card. Hop on board the free CityHopper ferry service to get around inner-city precincts for free. 13 12 30


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Yellow Taxi   13 19 24