Venue and host city

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The Activity Based Funding Conference 2016 will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). BCEC is officially ranked among the top three convention centres world-wide by the International Association of Conference Centres.

With all its facilities under the one roof, the Centre offers a fully integrated range of in-house services from its award winning catering, world class communications technology and its own in-house Graphics and Signage Department.

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre overlooks the South Bank precinct and is located on the riverside. The venue comprises of seven levels. The venue’s location provides an ease of access with an airtrain operating from both domestic and international terminals (25 mins travel time), Citycat terminal South Bank  (river ferry) and major bus and train terminals adjacent to BCEC.

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Corner of Merivale and Glenelg Street
South Bank Qld 4101

T: +61 7 3308 3000
F: +61 7 3308 3500


There’s so much to do and see, and your every desire is catered for – 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 Alma Park Zoo. For the outdoors types, head out to sea on a fishing charter, or set sail on a sailing tour or cruise of Moreton Bay. And exploring nearby North Stradbroke and Moreton Island’s beaches is a must.

Top 10 things to do in Brisbane

  • Visit South Bank: The South Bank Parklands, on the doorstep of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre provides the perfect setting for a great day out. With riverside cycling and walking paths, lush gardens, a beautiful inner city beach, a great range of dining options and vibrant shopping, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
  • River cruises: View the sights of Brisbane from the river aboard one of the many river cruises. CityCat rides depart regularly from South Bank.
  • Dine at Brisbane’s best restaurants: Enjoy the perfect meal at Brisbane’s finest restaurants, overlooking the Story Bridge, within South Bank, trendy West End and in the CBD.
  • Australian Wildlife: Have a photo taken with a koala, feed the kangaroos, and see and learn about Australia’s wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary.
  • Brisbane lookout: See amazing panoramic views of Brisbane City as far as Moreton Bay at the Mt Coot-tha lookout.
  • Adventure: For a more active and fun adventure head down to Riverlife Adventure Centre. Here visitors can kayak or stand up paddle board down the Brisbane River, abseil or rock climb the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, or hire a bike or rollerblades.
  • Shopping fix:  Brisbane offers a variety of shopping arcades, malls, local boutiques and luxury high-end fashion options. The Queen Street Mall is just one of the must do’s for shopping in Brisbane.
  • Adventure climb: The Story Bridge Adventure Climb runs at dawn, day, twilight or night and is one of only three bridge climbs in the world.
  • Brisbane’s cultural precinct: Here visitors can watch theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, view art displays at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, and visit the State Library and the Queensland Museum.
  • Live gig in the Valley: Fortitude Valley is a special dedicated entertainment precinct and is the place to go to watch live music and listen to great performers and bands.