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Transport and parking


Getting to QUT


A handy map of Brisbane can be found on the reverse side of the NLS6 Delegate Pocket Guide [PDF].

You might also wish to check out the campus accessibility map [PDF] in advance of the Symposium.

Public transport and taxis

Information on public transport can be found in the NLS6 Delegate Pocket Guide [PDF].

Trains, buses and ferries

Plan your trip using the journey planner at translink.com.au.

On weekdays, there is a free Council loop bus service provided in Brisbane city.


Two taxi companies operate in Brisbane:

  • Black and White Cabs: 133 222
  • Yellow Cabs: 13 19 24

If you are taking a taxi, ask to be picked up / dropped off at QUT Gardens Point, on the corner of Alice and George Streets.


Parking options vary on weekends and weekdays. These are our suggestions for the best places to park.

Saturday and Sunday

  • Street parking on Alice Street is the cheapest option – it’s free! You’ll need to arrive early to get a spot.
  • Casual parking is available on campus under the Expressway. There is a four hour per day limit on this car park and it is enforced. It uses pay and display ticketing and costs $8 for four hours. Ticketing machines take credit cards and coins. Change machines are available at some ticketing machines. This is a good option for those attending one half day workshop on Saturday.
  • The nearest option for paid parking is Parkade 53 Albert Street, access via Margaret Street. The maximum daily charge on weekends is $17. Machines accept cash and credit cards.
  • The cheapest option for all day paid parking is the Myer Centre car park. Maximum daily charge on weekends is $15. It’s about a 10 minute walk from campus.


Casual parking is available under S, Z and C blocks and the Science and Engineering Centre at QUT. (Note that S, Z and C blocks are closest to the venue.) Enter via the gatehouse on Gardens Point Road. Purchase paid parking from the gatehouse attendant. Rates are $12 for up to eight hours or $16 for over eight hours.

Accessibility parking requirements

If you have accessibility requirements that require you to park close to the venue, please contact us to discuss your parking needs, so that we can arrange parking for you in advance.

Motorcycle parking

There is free parking for motorcycles available under the Expressway.


There is free bicycle parking available under the Expressway.

Visitors to Brisbane might like to use the CityCycle bike hire program run by Brisbane City Council. Hire a bike for as little as $2 a day! Vendors providing helmets are available throughout the city but we recommend you bring your own with you to avoid the hassle of locating a vendor. There are two CityCycle stations on campus, near the bicycle parking under the Expressway. Two other stations are also located very close by – in the Botanic Gardens and on the corner of William and Alice Streets.

Cycle hire is also available at the Brisbane City YHA.

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