Venue, Accommodation and Transport


The Landing at Dockside

The conference will be held at the Landing at Dockside which is located at 44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point, Queensland.

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There are many options for accommodation in this area.  Below are a few suggestions (estimated nightly prices are from wotif and are before any discounts are applied):

Central Dockside Apartment Hotel (Above the conference venue)
44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point
Approx nightly price (one bedroom):  $148                                                                                       Approx nightly price (two bedroom): $153                                                                                                      Receive 10% off the best available rate by entering “thelanding” into the promotion code section when booking online

The Point Brisbane Hotel (400m from the venue)
21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point
Approx nightly price:  $198
Discounted prices coming soon

Quest on Story Bridge (550m from the venue)
85 Deakin Street, Kangaroo Point
Approx nightly price:  $161
Receive 15% off the best flexiable rate by entering “AFN” into the enter promo/corporate code section when booking online

The Docks on Goodwin (600m from the venue)
15 Goodwin Street, Kangaroo Point
Approx nightly price:  $166
Discounted prices coming soon

Ibis Styles Brisbane (2Km from the venue, 45 minutes via ferry)
40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Approx nightly price:  $121

Swiss Belhotel Brisbane (2.1km from the venue, 30 minutes via ferry)
218 Vulture Street, South Bank
Nightly price:  $189                                                                                                                                                    Receive 10% off the best available rate by entering “Afnc20” into the promotion code section when booking online

Mecure Brisbane (2.5km from the venue, 50 minutes via ferry)
85 – 87 North Quay, Brisbane
Approx nightly price:  $155

After something different, try AirBnB


Local to Brisbane


Undercover parking is available for $20 for up to 12 hours in the visitor car park (entry on the right side of Ferry Street, lower car park) however this location only has credit card facilities.  Please note that on street parking is only available for a maximum of two hours.

Public Transport

You can plan your trip via public transport using the Translink website.  You will need a GoCard to use public transport in Brisbane.  The easier way to buy a GoCard is online at the translink site as you can’t always purchase one at train, bus and ferry stations.

The venue is approximately

  • Three-minutes walk (200 metres) from the Dockside Ferry Terminal where the CityHopper is located
  • Three-minutes walk (220 metres) from the Main Street at Story Bridge Bus Station where you can catch the 227, 232 and 234 bus routes
  • Half an hour walk (2.4Km) or a 35 minute ferry ride to the South Bank Train Station


Brisbane City Council’s CityHopper is a free inner city ferry service for the Brisbane River.  The service stops at all locations on the map below.  You can hop on and hop off the CityHopper every 30 minutes. The service runs between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.  For up-to-date timetable information or to plan your journey, visit TransLink’s website.

Further afield

For those flying in, Brisbane airport will be your arrival port.

The Airtrain is a rail service that runs from the Brisbane Airport to Brisbane CBD.  We have organised the set price of $25 return per person.   You can access this discount when booking between the 1st and 30th of October by using the code “AFNC2020” when booking online.  Please note the discount tickets are only valid when travelling between the 20th and the 30th of October, 2020.

Things to do

Looking for things to do in Brisbane… the choices are endless.  Visit the 24 hours in Brisbane website for some help.Brisbane Fast Facts

  • Brisbane is Australia’s New World City, with an $AU146 billion economy
  • Successfully hosting the G20 Leaders Summit in 2014 enhanced Brisbane’s reputation as a city capable of hosting major events to the highest international standards.
  • Brisbane enjoys a sub-tropical climate with 283 days of sunshine per year.
  • A population of 2.2 million call Brisbane home, with a median age of 35.
  • Mandarin is the second most common language spoken at home after English.
  • The largest demographic in Brisbane is aged between 24 and 40.
  • More than a quarter of Brisbane residents were born overseas.
  • It is the closest Australian capital city on the eastern seaboard to Asia.
  • Brisbane is a global player in business, major events and international education.
  • It is also a research and innovation hub in the fields of life sciences, energy and resources, food and agribusiness and advanced manufacturing.
  • Brisbane’s South Bank precinct includes the southern hemisphere’s largest gallery of modern art: GOMA, as well as the world-class Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, venue of the Brisbane 2014 G20 Leaders summit.
  • It is regularly singled out as a city to watch with its optimal location, growing depth of talent, innovation and diverse economic growth potential.

Why come to Brisbane… watch this video.

If you need help

If you need help with anything or have any questions regarding the above, please call our question guru, Danielle Bolton on 07 5429 8480 or email

See you in Brisbane!