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.


BCEC Parking Plan

Monday – Sunday

0-2 Hours: $15
2-3 Hours: $20
3-4 Hours: $25
4+ Hours: $30
Maximum daily rate: $35
24 hour parking from time of entry to time of exit the following day

Early Bird: $16.00
Enter before 9am, exit between 3pm-6pm (Mon-Fri only)

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.

Secure Parking are also offering Brisbane Boat Show visitors discounted parking at their Cordella Street SW1 location, click here to book online and use the promo codes on the flyer to redeem!

Download the flyer


Next Hotel Brisbane is excited to offer exhibitors and attendees to the Brisbane Boat Show an exclusive room rate.  Located within an approximate 10 minute walk to the Convention Centre and within easy access to Brisbane’s shopping and dining precinct.

Throw out your old expectations of what a hotel should provide and welcome the Next experience. Whatever we thought could help create a hassle-free and comfortable zone, we’ve provided.

Exclusive Boat Show flexible rate of $179 per room, per night – for a Standard Queen or Twin –Inclusive of : Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, four free mini-bar items of your choice daily, access to the Next Lounge, outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour gym.

To book online:

  • Simply visit  https://nexthotels.com/next/brisbane/
  • Click on Book Now (Top Right Hand Corner)
  • Enter the arrival and departure dates
  • Click on Advanced Search (underneath search box)
  • Apply promo code:  NEXTBOAT

Alternatively call the hotel on PH: 07 3222 3222 or email reservations.brisbane@nexthotels.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to Next Brisbane

*Discount code valid for bookings between Friday 23rd August & Sunday 26th August.

Quest South Brisbane serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer a relaxed and comfortable inner Brisbane City accommodation experience perfect for those frequenting South Bank attractions.

Quest South Brisbane has 62 serviced apartments including Studio, One- and (Twin-Key interconnecting) Two-Bedroom Apartments. Our Studio apartment is equipped with kitchen and full laundry facilities and are the perfect alternative to a hotel room. The One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments all with full kitchen and laundry facilities, are ideal for families, colleagues or larger groups looking for a home away from home experience.

Boasting bright, spacious and modern accommodation, an onsite gym, 12 metre outdoor pool and leisure area, convenient onsite undercover parking, air-conditioned rooms and high-speed WIFI access we guarantee you will love your stay and that you will not want to leave Quest South Brisbane.

For those attending The Boating Show:


Simply quote “Quest Boating” when you book for the period of August 22 to and including August 26.

PHONE +61 7 3007 8988 today to book!

For more information:



Who is exhibiting at the show?
A list of exhibitors will be uploaded to the website a couple of weeks prior to the show.
What time and day is the show open?
The show is open from 10AM until 8PM on Fri 23th and Sat 24th of August. The show is open from 10AM until 6PM on Sunday 25th August.
How much does it cost?
Daily entry to the show is as follows:

Adults: $15

Child: $5
Ticket is valid for any one day of the show
5-17 years (Children under 5 are Free) – An accompanying Adult or Concession ticket must be selected before a Child ticket can be purchased.

Senior & Pensioner: $12
Ticket is valid for any one day of the show
18 years and over – Approved concessions

Family: $35
Ticket is valid for any one day of the show
2 Adult, 3 Children (5-17 years)

Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online or on the day at the entrance to the show. Online tickets will be available in 2019.
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 #brisbaneboatshow or @brisbaneboatshow2019
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.