General Information

Climate Information

The average maximum temperature in September is 25°C and the average minimum temperature is 13°C.

Public Transport

Brisbane City Council is busy delivering Australia’s most modern public and active transport, including the Brisbane Metro. They operate one of the largest bus fleets in Australia, along with the iconic CityCat (including SpeedyCats) and CityFerry network. Find information about buses, Brisbane Metro, CityCats, CityFerries, Council Cab and other transport services.

CityCat, SpeedyCat and ferry services

Brisbane City Council operates a fleet of 22 CityCats, five KittyCats (including City Hoppers) and nine monohull ferries, of which one is currently in service. A network of 23 terminals stretches from The University of Queensland at St Lucia (UQ St Lucia) to Northshore Hamilton.


Brisbane City Council’s bus fleet is 100% air-conditioned and wheelchair and pram accessible.

City Centre Free Loops

The free City Loop and Spring Hill Loop bus services provide high frequency public transport access within the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). Services also run between the CBD and Spring Hill areas.

CityGlider Bus Services

The CityGlider buses provide high-frequency transport from West End to Teneriffe (Blue) and Ashgrove to Stones Corner (Maroon).

BUZ Services

Brisbane City Council has introduced a network of ‘no timetable needed’ high frequency bus services known as Bus Upgrade Zone (BUZ) services.

For more information on Brisbane public transport visit: Public transport | Brisbane City Council


All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register and complete full payment for the event before lodging their visa application.

Before lodging an application, you should determine which visa you should apply for. The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs “Find a Visa” tool has the latest information on applying for a visa to visit Australia.

Other Important Websites

COVID-19 and the Border – Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

International Travel – Government of Queensland

Letter of Invitation

The Event Managers can provide invitation letters to those who require it for visas or other necessary processes. However, this letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to Australia and does not imply any commitment from the Organising Committee to provide financial support. Please contact the Event Managers should you require assistance with this Please note that that a visa letter cannot be issued until full payment for a symposium registration is completed and the Organising Committee cannot complete a visa application on your behalf.

Translating and Interpreting Service

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is a service provided by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs for people who do not speak English. If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on +613 9268 8332. For more information, see TIS National.

Airport Transfers


Taxis are available 24/7 from sheltered ranks right outside the Domestic and International Terminals. During peak times, Kerbside Officers are on hand to assist.


The Airtrain is a quick and easy option for getting to and from the airport. Brisbane Airport is just 20 minutes by train from the city. Train services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods. Airtrain also offers express services to the Gold Cast and connects into the Queensland Rail suburban network.

To use this service you can purchase tickets at the Airtrain desks in each of the terminals, or at the Airtrain stations. Go Cards are also accepted on Airtrain services.  For more information on GoCards, visit the Translink website.

For more information including ticket pricing and travel planners, visit the Airtrain website.

Shuttle Bus

If you’re looking for a door to door transfer to and from Brisbane Airport, consider using the Con-x-ion shuttle bus transfer service.

Con-x-ion operates from both Terminals with a pick up and drop off service that goes door-to-door to dozens of locations around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the sales kiosk at each Terminal. To book visit the Con-X-ion website.

Council Bus Service

Brisbane City Council operates a bus service within the airport precinct. You’ll need to make your way from either Terminal to the Skygate Centre, where bus route 590 runs seven days a week.

Catch the bus to the rail network at the Toombul Interchange for a range of public transport options to the city, or other Brisbane suburbs. For more information, maps and timetables, visit the Translink website.

For more information on Brisbane Airport Transfers visit: Transport Options to and from Brisbane Airport (

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