PSRC 2017 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 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.

July is Brisbane’s “winter”, an ideal time to travel in Australia, with average day-time high temperatures around 20 degrees (70 Fahrenheit). 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 ourbrisbane.com


Visa applications

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

Visa Factsheet

All international visitors to Australia (the sole exception being citizens of Australia and New Zealand travelling 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 visitors 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.


Parking

QUT has two areas that delegates can park:

P Block Car Park and Under Freeway Car Park
The University operates a Pay on Exit car park for the P Block Car park. The University operates a pay on exit car park for the P Block  and Under Freeway Car Park. The “Under Freeway Car Park” is located under the South East Freeway. The car parks operate 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. For information on parking costs, please click here.


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 airport to the city centre is approximately A$35 – $40 plus a A$3 fee for departing taxis only . 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 is approximately A$12 or A$22 return on Con-x-ion 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. The fare from the airport to the Brisbane CBD is currently $14. Pre-book at airtrain.com.au (and receive a 10% discount on your fare).

Exclusive Brisbane Airtrain Offer – present a printed copy of this letter at the Airtrain station for your special discounted fare of only $25.00 return (station price $33 return) from Brisbane Airport into Brisbane City. Alternatively, you can get a ticket for $15.30 one way to the city (station price $17.50 one way).

Further Information About Transport

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