Venue

Join us at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Opened in 1995, BCEC is owned by South Bank Corporation on behalf of the Queensland Government and is proudly managed by leading international venue management specialists ASM Global. 

BCEC has a global reputation for excellence as reflected by 185 awards including the AIPC APEX ‘World’s Best’ Convention Centre Award for 2016 to 2018, and Runner Up in the AIPC APEX Award for 2020-2022. BCEC is the major driver of Business Events into Queensland and to date has created more than $4.9 billion in economic benefit for the State. 

Getting here

Public transport

Getting to BCEC via public transport is easy and efficient with bus, ferry, and train options available. More information about planning your journey via public transport can be found on the TransLink website.

Parking

The venue can provide undercover parking for up to 1500 vehicles. The car park has direct lift access to the Centre’s multiple convention floors and exhibition facilities. Car Park 1 is best for Merivale Street rooms, Car Park 2 & 3 are best for Exhibition Halls and Grey Street rooms via Russell Street Walkway.

AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).