Orientation Map

Travel Info

Halls 1, 2, 3 & 4, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre – South Bank

Getting to the show

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is an easy 10 minute walk from the CBD and has direct access to an efficient transport network.

For information about public transport visit translink.com.au or call 13 12 30

By Train

South Brisbane Railway Station is adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street. The city to airport Air Train operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Convention Centre.

Be sure to plan your journey in advance and check the latest service updates at translink.com.au/service-updates or by calling 13 12 30 anytime

By Bus

South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Bus-way Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank.

By Catamaran

A popular and speedy way to travel the river. CityCats operate everyday and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

By Car

There is an undercover car park which accommodates 1500 vehicles with 3 additional car parks. Car parks 2 & 3 are best for Exhibition Hall access.

Parking Map

BCEC Parking Plan

Monday – Sunday

0-2 Hours: $15
2-4 Hours: $20
4-9 Hours: $30
Maximum daily rate: $30

Motorcycle: $14

Early Bird enter before 9am, exit between 3pm-6pm (Mon-Fri only): $16

Best access from Car Park to the Convention Centre

  • To enter Merivale Street side of the building use lifts from Car Park.
  • To enter Grey Street building use Russell Walk, pedestrian route to Grey Street.
  • Car Park 2 & 3 are best for Exhibition Halls and Grey Street rooms via Russell Street Walkway.

By Taxi

Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre on Merivale Street, at Mantra South Bank on Grey Street. There is a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.


Who is exhibiting at the show?

A list of exhibitors will be uploaded to the website a couple of weeks prior to the show.

Is the show indoors or outdoors?

The exhibits are spread across the indoor venues at the Adelaide Showground. Some individual boats may be berthed outdoors if appropriate.

What time and day is the show open?

The show is open from 10AM until 8PM on Fri 24th and Sat 25th of August. The show is open from 10AM until 6PM on Sunday 26th August.

How much does it cost?

Daily entry to the show is as follows:

Adults: $10

Children 16 and under: free (if accompanied by an adult).

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online here or on the day at the entrance to the show.

Is there parking?

There are over 2,000 public car parks on-site which can be entered from Goodwood or Greenhill Roads.

Pricing for parking:

First half hour – Free

1/2 to 2 hours – $4.00

Over 2 hours – $10.00

Further charges will apply if vehicles are parked for over 24 hours.

Is the show wheelchair friendly?

The venue is wheelchair accessible, although some assistance may be required should you wish to board a particular boat.

Can I bring food, drinks, alcohol?

Alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the show, however we request that you refrain from consuming your own food while in the venue, where you can purchase food and beverages.

Are dogs permitted?

Only assistance and guide dogs are permitted in the venue. Please leave your other pets at home.

Is photography/videography allowed?

We encourage it! Please take lots of photos while at the show and hashtag any social media posts as #adelaideboatshow

I’m with the media. Is there a special pass?

The Boating Industry Association Ltd welcomes bona fide members of the media concerned with editorial content. Please contact marketing@bia.org.au for media packs and accreditation.

I’d like to exhibit. Is there still room?

Late availability does sometimes arise. Please email info@bia.org.au or call the Boating Industry Association Ltd office on (02) 9438 2077.

Who is the organiser of this show?

The Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) organises this show and many other boat shows around the country.

The association is also responsible for the administration and management of many recreational boating activities and advocacy affairs within New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory. Contact the BIA.

When is the show scheduled for in 2019?

The Show is scheduled to take place from 23rd to 25th August 2019.