Visiting Brisbane is like finding yourself in an adventure wonderland. There’s so much to do and see from quiet strolls along the river to the adrenaline rush of skydiving.

A good way to get your bearings when you first arrive is to explore the city by foot, by river cruise or by a speedy ferry. Take in the sights and discover why the river is so central to Brisbane life. More unusual tours include historic walking tours, specialist art tours with fine food and wine, adventure trike tours, ghost tours and eco tours.

Animal lovers can see Australian wildlife up close at Lone Pine or Australia Zoo. For the outdoors types, head out to sea on a fishing charter, or set sail on a sailing tour or cruise off Moreton Bay. Exploring nearby North Stradbroke and Moreton Island’s beaches is also a must. For more information on Brisbane, please click here.

Explore Further

Brisbane is the perfect urban hub for easy day-trip explorations of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, home to some of the best beaches in the world. The Gold Coast is one hour to the south; the Sunshine Coast is one hour to the north.

Venue & Host City

The 23rd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf 2021 will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC). 

The historic Brisbane Showgrounds is a world-class events and lifestyle precinct, located on the fringe of the city’s CBD.

It’s home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC), a four and a half star Rydges Hotel and vibrant King Street dining hub, making it a sought-after and leading events destination.

Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC)

600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006

T: +61 7 3253 3900

W: www.brisbaneshowgrounds.com.au/venue


How to get to the Royal International Convetion Centre

Brisbane’s International and Domestic Airports are approximately 13 kilometres from the centre of the city, which is approximately a 20-minute drive. There are a large range of accessible, reliable and inexpensive transport options, including shuttle buses, AirTrain, taxis, car rental and hotel transfers to and from the CBD. The airport services regional, domestic and international travellers.

Air Train:
The Air Train stations are located adjacent to the domestic and international terminals. Air Trains operate daily from 0500 to 2100 and travel directly between Brisbane city centre and the airport. Fares from Brisbane airport terminals to the city are approximately A$20.00 per adult for a single journey. For online bookings visit: www.airtrain.com.au

Bus, Ferry, Train:
Public transport is the easiest way to travel throughout the city and SEEQ cards (visitor travel cards) are available at most newsagents and train stations for visitors to purchase. Please click the card below or call 13 12 30 for more information.

3 Days – A$79
5 Days – A$129

For service with that personal touch, wait for one of Brisbane’s friendly and reliable taxi drivers to transfer you to your hotel. At Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal, taxi ranks are located at both the Qantas and Virgin Blue ends of the terminal. For international travellers, taxi ranks are located on Arrivals Level 2. The most commonly used companies are Black and White Cabs (13 32 22) or Yellow Cab Co (13 19 24).

An Uber is approximately A$35.00 from the Airport to the city district. Please note your pickup location depends on your terminal and ride option. Follow the below steps if you would like to utilise an Uber service:

1. Download the Uber App on your mobile device by searching ‘Uber’ in iTunes or Google Play.
2. Create an account and enteryour details as directed.
3. Request and Uber when you’re ready to depart the venue – choose a ride option that suits your group size and luggage storage needs then enter your pick up location.
4. Exit the terminal – The pickup location will depend on the type of vehicle you have selected. Please refer to the instructions below to find out where to meet your driver.
5. Look for your vechicle and driver – If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

At the Domestic Airport Terminal, Uber pick up is on the central road between the taxi pick up and passenger pick up and drop off, either side of the Skywalk. Upon exiting the Terminal, cross two crossings to the pick up point. View the location on a map.

At the International Airport Terminal, Uber pick up is from Level 2, at the northern end of the Terminal, follow the Ride Booking signs down the ramp to the Ride Booking pick up area. View the location on a map.

For fare estimates, visit the Uber website here.