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.

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

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

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

Car Parking Options near BCEC

Get Parked

See booking links below!

Scan the QR code link in the image below to Get Parked’s BCEC parking page!

There are only a limited number of bays available at 82 Merivale Street, a 1 minute walk from BCEC. Some other parking options can be booked using the links below:

64 Peel Street

9 Cordelia Street

37 – 39 Boundary Street

More info

Wilson Parking

Friday - Sunday rates

The closest Wilson carpark to BCEC is Brisbane Quarter (300 George Street.

Friday – Flexi Saver Online Fee $26.00

For entry times anytime between 10am – 4pm.


Saturday & Sunday – Weekend Parking Online Fee $5.00

For entry times anytime between 10am – 4pm.

More info

By Public Transport

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.

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: