2018 CBAA Conference

Getting there



The conference will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, located at 2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218.

By Air

The Gold Coast Airport is just 20 minutes south of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with regular flights from all capital cities and some Queensland regional centres.

Services are provided domestically by Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar, and Airnorth.

Below is an approximated one-way direct flight price to the Gold Coast (prices shown are the lowest available one-way fares without checked baggage). 

  • Adelaide: $100
  • Alice Springs: $330
  • Canberra: $175
  • Hobart: $135
  • Melbourne: $65
  • Perth: $125
  • Sydney: $45

Note: TigerAir does flies some routes, but if you take this option be advised to arrive at the airport well before your flight. If you don’t make check-in (they are extremely strict) you may be required to pay for a whole new fare. Also, their flights are not as regular as other airlines, the cancellation or delay of a flight may leave you with few options but to wait until the next available flight, which might not be until the next day.

There are a wide range of coach / bus transfers, taxi and hire car services available from the airport.

By Car

The venue is approximately 1 hour south of Brisbane.

When traveling southbound from Brisbane (78km) take the Broadbeach Motorway Exit and follow the directions to Broadbeach. Just after the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre turn left at the next set of lights. This will bring you out onto the Gold Coast Highway. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is situated on the corner of the next street, just after The Star Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast is 900km north of Sydney and is accessible by either the Pacific Highway or the inland New England Highway. 

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre's car park entrance is at the northern end of the building, accessible from traffic lights off the Gold Coast Highway and the main driveway off TE Peters Drive.

Undercover car spaces are available for short-term parking. A $12 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for car parking at the centre.

Car hire is available from Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports. Popular car hire companies available include:

For directions, refer to the map below:


By Train from Brisbane Airport

To get to and from Brisbane Airport, the closest train station is called Nerang. Get the train from the Domestic Airport Station to Nerang, then catch the 745 Surfside bus to Broadbeach South, Stop C. The journey takes roughly 2.30 hours.

The bus stop is directly in front of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway.

By G:link Light Rail

The Gold Coast's G:link light rail system is a 13-kilometre corridor connecting Griffith University to Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Surfers Paradise and Southport.

The service provides an easily-accessible and affordable transport option for patrons and guests, with the Broadbeach North Station conveniently located just metres from the venue's main entrance.

Services run 7-days a week, approximately every 10 to 15 minutes. 

A single trip from Surfers Paradise to Broadbeach costs under $4.00 with a go card or $5.20 for a paper ticket. To plan your journey and view fares visit www.translink.com.au or for more information on the G:link visit ridetheg.com.au