ATSA Independent Living Expo – Brisbane
The Brisbane Showgrounds
The Brisbane Showgrounds is conveniently located just 1.5km from the city’s CBD in Bowen Hills and 15 minutes from Brisbane Airport.
It’s bordered by Bowen Bridge Road, O’Connell Terrace, Brookes Street and St Paul’s Terrace and is home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre, a Rydges Hotel and vibrant King Street dining and retail hub.
The entrance to the Convention Centre is via Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. From the Brisbane Domestic Airport, it is approximately a 20-minute drive via the M7. Take Airport Drive to the M7 and continue to Bowen Hills. Turn right from the M7, turning onto Hamilton Place. Take the 2nd right onto Gregory Terrace and the RICC is on the right.
Car parking is available for ATSA attendees at an Early Bird rate of $13 if you arrive before 9am and depart after 2pm. Pricing differs if arrive and depart at different times please see below link. Below is also a map showing the location of the Lower RICC and Pavilion car parks.
View more information here: https://www.brisbaneshowgrounds.com.au/information/parking/
The Brisbane Showgrounds is in close proximity to numerous public transport options.
Two main taxi companies operate in Brisbane – Black and White Cabs (ph. 13 32 22) and 13cabs (ph. 13 19 24). There are taxi zones located on our doorstep, outside Rydges Hotel and Fat Dumpling on King Street. Rideshare companies also operate in Brisbane.
Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley train stations are less than a 10 minute walk from the Brisbane Showgrounds. For further information visit the TransLink website or phone 13 12 30.
Buses access the streets surrounding the Brisbane Showgrounds regularly. The main bus stops are located on Bowen Bridge Road outside The Old Museum and on St Paul’s Terrace near King Street. You can also choose to ride the CityGlider buses, which provide high-frequency transport from West End to Teneriffe and Ashgrove to Stones Corner, while the free City Loop bus service is perfect for exploring the CBD. For further information visit the TransLink website or phone 13 12 30.
The Brisbane Showgrounds is designed to provide exceptional services and facilities to all visitors.
The Royal International Convention Centre is wheelchair accessible on both levels and designated car parking spaces are located on ground level. Wheelchairs are also available from the Customer Relations team.
Individual accessibility restrooms are located on both the upper and lower levels of the convention centre and there is one ambulant toilet within each bathroom location.
Where to Stay
Oaks Mews Bowen Hills
In search of deluxe, self-contained accommodation on the fringe of Brisbane’s popular CBD? Oaks Mews is the premier choice. Located in the exciting inner-city suburb of Bowen Hills, Oaks Mews offers guests the chance to combine a stay in a stylish apartment with deluxe onsite leisure facilities and an ideal central position, neighbouring the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and RNA Showgrounds.
Belise boasts premium accommodation rooms in Bowen Hills including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom modern, self-contained apartments with generous living spaces and an abundance of natural light. This accommodation is just a short walk from Fortitude Valley.
Rydges Fortitude Valley
Located in Brisbane (Bowen Hills), Rydges Fortitude Valley is a 2-minute walk from RNA Showgrounds. This 4-star hotel is 5.2 km from XXXX Brewery and 1.9 km from Howard Smith Wharves. Make yourself at home in one of the 208 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Don’t miss out on recreational opportunities including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite
Ovolo The Valley Brisbane
Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Brisbane this hotel is just a short walk away from live music venues, rooftop cocktail lounges, art galleries or relaxing cafes. Savour sundowner drinks at social hour, midnight treats from the minibar, and complimentary breakfast to kickstart your day. Plus get superspeed wifi, 24-hour gym access and self-service laundry to keep you looking and feeling fresh – all with no more to pay when you book direct at ovolohotels.com.