Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
MadFest Brisbane will take place at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street
Phone: (07) 3308 3000
Traveling to the Centre
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.
South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC.
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.
Walking to the centre
BCEC is a short 10 minute stroll from the Brisbane CBD connected by Victoria Bridge.
Hotels, restaurants & bars, South Bank beach and parklands are all within walking distance from BCEC.
Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Centre on Merivale Street and a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.
Both Brisbane domestic and international airports are 30min drive from the Centre.
The AirTrain connects South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports with stops in the Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley. Tickets and a timetable for this service can be found at the Information Desk or you can pre-book on the AirTrain Website →
There are two ATMs situated on the main exhibition concourse on the Merivale Street side of BCEC and one located next to Olio Cafe & Bar on the Grey Street Ground Level. Other ATMs are available nearby in the South Bank precinct.
Brisbane offers a wide range of international standard accommodation.
The city has 230 hotels with more than 12,700 rooms from leading five star hotels to serviced apartments to bed and breakfast accommodation options.There are two major hotels located adjacent to the Centre.
There are over 72 hotels within four kilometres of the Centre. Search for hotels by their rating, proximity to the Centre or Brisbane Airport. View the hotels here.