Why Australia for Your Next Meeting or Event?
With its dramatically diverse natural beauty, sophisticated culture, unique flora and fauna, and vast wealth of accommodations and meetings facilities, the land down under is a dream destination for groups and planners alike.
Only in Australia
Composed of six states and two territories, Australia offers singular landscapes — including the stunning outback and the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system — as well as unique wildlife,
such as kangaroos, platypuses, wombats and koalas.
Coronavirus Information for Business Events Australia
See Business Events Australia’s Coronavirus information for business events page to access facts and resources for planners as travel, meeting and event restrictions ease across the country.
Taxes: sales tax, 10 percent; total tax on hotel rooms, 10 percent
Australia has nine major convention centers; following are details for centers in the three largest cities:
Good to Know
The Tourism Australia Business Events Bid Fund Program, launched in 2018, offers financial support to new international incentive, association and exhibition events during the bidding stage. Financial support received through the Bid Fund can be used to offset event costs in Australia, such as accommodations and venue hire.
Local Currency: Australian dollar (AUD$1 is equal to US$0.69)
Power: 230 volt
- Australian Eastern Standard Time (14 hours ahead of EST)
- Australian Central Standard Time (13.5 hours ahead of EST)
- Australian Western Standard Time (12 hours ahead of EST)
- Sydney: Sydney Airport, about 6 miles
from the city center. Transfer cost by taxi, about US$31-$38, by AirportLink train,
- Melbourne: Melbourne Airport, about 14
miles from the city center. Transfer cost by taxi, about $38-$45
- Brisbane: Brisbane Airport, about 9 miles from the
city center. Transfer cost by taxi about $31-$38; by Airtrain, about $13
In Walking Distance...
...of International Convention Centre Sydney:
...of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre:
...of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre: