APNIC 38 Venue

The APNIC 38 Workshop week will be held from 9 to 13 September 2014 at:

Saxons Training Facilities

Level 11 300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Telephone: +61 7 3222 3777

The APNIC 38 Conference will be held at the Pullman Brisbane, King George Square from 15 - 19 September 2014.

Pullman King George Square

Pullman lobby
VenuePullman Brisbane, King George Square
Mercure Brisbane, King George Square
AddressCorner of Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane QLD Australia 4000
Tel+61 7 3222 1123
MapPullman location

Hotels in Brisbane

We have negotiated reduced conference accommodation rates at the following hotels. This map shows the locations of all of the below hotels and their proximity to the Pullman King George Square and Saxons Training Facilities.

Pullman Hotel

Mercure Tower

Pullman King George Square Hotel

AddressCorner of Ann and Roma Streets, Brisbane, 4000
Phone+61 7 3229 9111
Fax+61 7 3229 9618
WebsitePullman King George Square
RatesPullman Hotel
Please check here for the hotel's best available rate.

Mercure Tower
Please check here for the hotel's best available rate.

Please note that rates and room types are subject to change at any time without notice.

ACCOR Hotels is offering a 14% discount to APNIC 38 delegates at these hotels. Mercure North Quay, Novotel, and Ibis are all located within walking distance to Pullman King George Square.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Four Points by Sheraton
Address99 Mary St, Brisbane 4000
Phone+61 7 3164 4000
Fax+61 7 3164 4001
WebsiteFour Points Brisbane
RateAUD 215/night, including WiFi and breakfast for one; or AUD 235/night, including WiFi and breakfast for two
Booking linkFour Points booking

Park Regis North Quay

Address293 North Quay, Brisbane 4000
Phone+61 7 3013 7200
Fax+61 7 3236 1582
RateAUD 185/night, single room, includes WiFi
AUD 200/night, double room, includes WiFi
Booking linkPark Regis booking
Promo codeAPNIC

Oaks Festival Towers

Oaks Festival Towers
Address108 Albert St, Brisbane 4000
Phone1300 664 427
Fax+61 7 3012 8885
WebsiteOaks Festival Towers
RateAUD 179/night for 1 bedroom serviced apartment (single or twin share), includes WiFi. This special offer is available to the first 30 bookings.
AUD 249/night for 2 bedroom serviced apartment for up to 4 people, includes WiFi.
Booking linkFestival Towers booking
Promo codeAPNIC38

Traders Hotel

Traders Hotel
Address159 Roma Street, Brisbane 4000
Phone+61 7 3238 2222
Fax+61 7 3238 2288
WebsiteTraders Hotel
RateAUD 175/night, including WiFi and breakfast for one; or AUD 195/night includes breakfast for two
Booking linkTraders Hotel booking

George Williams Hotel

George Williams Hotel
Address317 - 325 George St, Brisbane 4000
Phone+61 7 3308 0700
Fax+61 7 3308 0733
RateAUD 165/night for Standard single, includes breakfast and WiFi
AUD 185/night for Queen single occupancy with breakfast, includes breakfast and WiFi
Booking linkreservations@georgewilliamshotel.com.au
Promo codeGeorge Williams booking form

Abbey on Roma

Abbey on Roma apartments
Address160 Roma St, Brisbane 4000
Phone+61 7 3236 0600
Fax+61 7 3236 0333
RateAUD 119/night, Standard room (minimum 5-night booking), includes in-room broadband
AUD 129/night for Standard (4 nights or fewer), includes in-room broadband
AUD 129/night Superior room (minimum 5-night booking), includes in-room broadband
AUD 139/night for Superior (4 nights or fewer), includes in-room broadband
Booking linkAbbey on Roma booking form

Visas to Australia

Visitors to Australia for a business event or conference must obtain a visa. Visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to the intended date of departure and four months prior for anyone with character or health concerns.

Please refer to the information provided by the Australian Department of Immigration (PDF) for full details on business visitor visa options and requirements. New Zealand passport holders will normally be granted a visa on arrival.

Online visa applications

European Union and some other European passport holders are eligible to apply online for an eVisitor visa to enter Australia. For a business event, please apply for the 'Business Stream' visa. A separate visa is required for each individual.

Passport holders from a number of other economies are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa to enter Australia. Again, the most appropriate option is the Business Stream (Subclass 601) visa.

Visitor visas

Passport holders who are not eligible for an eVisitor or ETA visa can apply for the Visitor Visa, Business Stream (Subclass 600). Some passport holders are able to apply online.

If you are not eligible to apply for this visa online, you can use Form 1415 (PDF) to apply for a Visitor visa - Business Visitor Stream.

Lodging paper applications

Please refer to the Department of Immigration's list of offices around the world where you are able to lodge a paper visa application. You may refer to these offices for biometric collection services as well.

Getting around Brisbane

The Pullman Hotel is located in the heart of the Brisbane city centre.


Brisbane Airport15km
Roma Street train station500m
Central train station700m
Southbank district1.6km

Please refer to the Brisbane Airport website for transportation options to and from the Brisbane International and Domestic Airports. Taxis are available from the airport, located outside baggage claim.

Airtrain voucher

Taxi fare from Brisbane International Airport to the Brisbane central business district is approximately AUD 50. Alternatively the Airtrain is a fast and easy way to reach the city while avoiding peak hour traffic. If you are staying at the Pullman hotel, your stop is Roma Street station, located 500m from the hotel.

We are offering a discount voucher to use the Airtrain service to APNIC 38 delegates. Please present this letter at the Airtrain station at the airport when purchasing your ticket. For more details, please refer to the Airtrain website.

Door to Door Airport transfer

You can book your transfer from the airport to the hotel online with Con-X-ion.

Public transport

There are train, bus, and ferry services available to all areas of Brisbane's city centre and surrounding suburbs. Please refer to the Translink website for timetables and other information.

Public transport services are cheaper with a Visitor Go card, but paper tickets can be purchased at train stations, and aboard buses and ferries with correct change. Go cards can be purchased at news agents and some train stations.

Visit Brisbane

Brisbane River, Southbank
View of Southbank from the Brisbane River

Tangalooma Resort
Playing with dolphins at Tangalooma Resort

Here are some suggestions for activities in sunny Brisbane.

Brisbane Greeters

You can book a friendly passionate Brisbane Greeter, a local who can help show you around the city and its highlights.

Shopping in the city

Local attractions

City tours

Local information

An aerial view of the Brisbane CBD

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WeatherSeptember average temperature is max. 24°C, min. 13°C
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Credit cardsMastercard, Visa, American Express, and Diners Club are accepted by most outlets, but a surcharge will apply in some shops when using American Express and Diners.
Power outlets240V, Type I
Emergency000 for Ambulance, Police, or Fire
TaxisBlack and White 133 222; Yellow 131 924
TippingService with a smile is the rule of thumb in Australia, and tipping is always optional. If the service is worthy of a tip, it will be appreciated.
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Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

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