Getting to the Brisbane Festival

The Festival is held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Bank. A modern, fully air conditioned venue, you can also enjoy several lunch cafes and coffee bars.

Getting there

Getting to the Festival is easy: train or bus are the best option with two train and two bus stations just a minutes’ walk from the Exhibition Centre.

Parking options

The Exhibition Centre has limited parking for visitors and the carpark fills up very quickly.

There are a number of other secure car parks surrounding the venue, highlighted here.

★ Available at SW1, opposite BCEC at 32 Cordelia Street when pre-booking online. For Friday, use code: MINDFRI20 for $25 all day and  MINDPM20 for $14.50 after 2pm. Weekend parking is $14  per day, with code: MINDWD20. Please note – this is not parking under the Exhibition Centre.

★ Wilson Parking are offering our MBS visitors $20 parking on Friday and $9 Weekend Parking with the code MBS, when parking at Brisbane Quarter Car Park (9 min walk) when pre-booked online here.

★ The Myer Centre Car Park has all day parking for $8 on Saturdays and  Sundays if pre-booked online.

★ For real-time information on car park availability, rates, opening hours and GPS navigation, download the new UbiPark app – available for download in the iTunes or Play Stores.

Public transport options

Catching a train or bus is the most convenient way of getting to the Festival.

There are two train stations and two bus stations within a few minutes’ walk of the Exhibition Centre:

★ South Brisbane Train Station
★ South Bank Train Station
★ The Cultural Centre Station
★ South Bank Busway Station

Click here for planned works Feb 28-March 1 on the Bentleigh, Cleveland and Gold Coast lines.

Fancy the Ferry?

★ CityCats operate daily from 5.30am to 10.30pm with the South Bank 2 Ferry Terminal only a short walk to the Exhibition Centre.

View PDF Transport/Car Parks Map here.

Plan your trip and get the latest public transport information via Translink.

Download your PDF parking map below: