There’s nowhere else on earth like Australia. Rich in spirit, diversity and dramatic landscapes, it’s the world’s smallest continent and largest island, its shores bathed by three oceans stretching from the tropics to Antarctica.
With a 60,000 year history steeped in Indigenous culture and a modern forward looking population of 23 million, Australia is a country of contrasts with a dynamic and exciting future, Ranked first in the OECD Better Life Index, Australians enjoy the highest quality of life in the world.
A sophisticated country of world–class cities, ground breaking medical and scientific research, strong business credentials, vast natural resources and unique attractions, Australia is the natural choice for both business and leisure.
Australia is home to some of the world’s most iconic natural attractions including 16 world heritage sites, the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s most extensive coral system, Kakadu National Park and its 20,000 square kilometres of wilderness, Australia’s most recognisable icon, Uluru rising out of the vast Red Centre and 30,000 kilometres of spectacular coastline.
Australia’s New World City, Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and the capital of the State of Queensland.
Brisbane enjoys a deserved reputation as an innovative, modern city with a vibrant edge, as well as a world–wide reputation as a leader in science and technology. The city is also regarded as a shopping, cultural and events destination with boutique and flagship shopping precincts and access to indigenous cultural experiences.
Brisbane proudly extends a characteristically warm welcome to visitors, inviting them to be a part of its colourful lifestyle embracing the arts, business and leisure. It is a city in which international visitors immediately feel at ease. Conference delegates are greeted with the eagerness and friendliness of a smaller world city, while offering all the sophistication of larger global destinations. Delegates will feel very much at home and the meeting will become part of the fabric of the city itself.
Brisbane is also regarded as a fine dining destination with Australian renowned chefs in the city’s world-class restaurants dishing up innovative cuisine using the freshest Queensland and Australian produce. Eclectic nightlife and a prolific live music scene, which has been the incubator for many international music acts, ensure an endless array of entertainment options.
World-class restaurants, a diverse nightlife to suit all tastes with a burgeoning music scene, stylish shops and urban art spaces all add appeal to the city.
A modern, dynamic, vibrant and lifestyle city with direct access to Australia’s top tourist attractions, Brisbane is perfectly positioned for pre and post touring as visitors can easily access natural encounters with Australian native animals such as koalas, kangaroos and wild dolphins; world-class resort beaches such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast; and the Great Barrier Reef, which an be accessed from the city on a day trip.