Accommodation and Travel

Conference Venue

The venue for the conference is the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane , 23 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane.

Reservations Department can be contacted on:

  • Hotel: +61 7 3831 4055
  • Email: reservations@hgcbrisbane.com.au

Location

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane is situated in the highest point in Brisbane’s central business district, the hotel overlooks parklands and the city skyline. The hotel is in walking distance from Roma Street train station.

Discount & Parking

The hotel’s reservations team have created a discount booking code for delegates which will provide guests with a discounted accommodation rate between 15-19th July 2020. The booking code is PCC2020.

The hotel carpark is under the building, with access via Leichardt Street or Wickham Terrace. For guests attending the event, daily parking is available at the rate of $15.00 per day for all delegates (Maximum 10 hours).

Room type

Visa

For further information about visa options for visiting Brisbane, visit the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs website.

Airport

Brisbane International Airport accommodates 35 airlines flying to 84 domestic and international destinations. 23 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2018.

While at the airport, visit the Kingsford Smith Memorial to see the preserved “Southern Cross” aeroplane, dedicated to the aviator who made the first trans-pacific flight from the US to Australia.

The Brisbane Airport website provides:

Public transport in Brisbane

Visit Brisbane provides information about accessing public transport in Brisbane.

Translink provides access to maps and timetables, and will help you to plan your journey.

About Brisbane

Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia, and the capital city of Queensland, which is the third largest state of Australia by population behind New South Wales and Victoria. One in five Australians resides in Queensland.

The Queensland lifestyle provides the visitor with opportunities to experience a multicultural society, and a choice of locations to learn and relax.

Brisbane’s educational and cultural institutions regularly support opportunities to bring people from the Pacific together. For example:

About Queensland’s Education System

Queensland schools provide quality education in a safe and supportive environment — that is the skills, values and knowledge students need for lifelong learning, employment and to participate in society.

Parents/caregivers can choose to enrol their child in Independent schools, Catholic schools or Queensland state (public) schools. International programs are delivered through Education Queensland International.

Approximately half a million students are educated in 1200 state schools. Furthermore, approximately 150,000 students are educated in 350 non-state schools. Most students attend schools in the south-east Queensland or regional cities.

Student diversity in Queensland schools includes, but is not limited to, students with English as an additional language or dialect; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; students who live in rural or remote areas; students with disability; and students who are gifted or talented. Individual students may have multiple characteristics of diversity.

Upon completion of Year 12, Queensland students have numerous options to continue their study. Options include study at an institute of Technical and Further Education, private college or University. Within the city of Brisbane, major universities where teacher education occurs include:

Activity options

brisbane sign

The original BRISBANE sign was designed and installed for the G20 Leaders' Summit in 2014, which saw world leaders visit the city. Each letter has been decorated by organisations including the Queensland Country Women's Association, Amnesty International and the Multicap Association.

brisbane sign

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.

Wildlife in the sanctuary includes koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats, echidnas, various species of reptiles, as well as many types of Australian birds.

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