FAQs and tips

Brisbane TEQ


Welcome to the World Science Festival Brisbane

Travelling to Brisbane to join the festivities happening throughout World Science Festival Brisbane? Here are some tips to help you navigate your way around the city, and to plan your visit to Queensland’s capital.

Discover Brisbane
Be captivated by Brisbane’s rich chemistry. From eclectic bars to fine dining, and breezy cafes to boutique-lined streets, explore the beautiful parklands, bohemian markets, enticing galleries and bustling urban precincts, each with its own unique vibe. The World Science Festival Brisbane joins an extensive calendar of major events in Brisbane, from international sporting fixtures to blockbuster shows and exclusive cultural events. Embrace your inner style and grace at a Queensland Ballet production, sing along to My Fair Lady at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre or explore the artistic spectacle of Lucent as it draws together works from the Aboriginal and Pacific collections at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

To find out where else you can eat, drink, shop, stay and play, go to: visitbrisbane.com.au.

Looking to explore further afield while you’re in town for the festival? Visit www.queensland.com.

Collecting your tickets
Pre-purchased tickets can be collected from all venues before your schedule event.
Limited tickets are available for purchase at the venue if not sold out prior.

Find our Volunteers
Our festival Volunteers will be easily recognisable in red World Science Festival Brisbane t-shirts and lanyards. A whole team of helpers are on hand to answer your questions and direct you to venues.

Tell us about your festival highlights
Connect with the festival, stay up to date and share your highlights using our dedicated World Science Festival Brisbane social media channels: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, using our official hashtag #WSFBrisbane.

Festival Pop-Up Shops
Visit the Festival Pop-Up Shops for books, mementos, science toys and other festival related merchandise. Shops are located at all major venues.

Getting to the Festival
On foot
The Festival Zone is located across the river from the Brisbane CBD at the Cultural Precinct and South Bank. Check the event details on your ticket to locate your venue.

Public transport
The Museum and Festival events are in TransLink Zone 1 and within walking distance of South Brisbane Railway Station, Cultural Centre Busway station and South Bank CityCat and Ferry terminals. For more information on travel times visit www.translink.com.au  or call TransLink on 13 12 30.

The Museum and Art Gallery Car Park and QPAC Car Park are located directly below the Cultural Precinct.  Cash or Credit Cards (Visa & MasterCard) only, no EFTPOS. Entry via Cultural Centre Tunnel, Stanley Street. For more information visit our website www.qm.qld.gov.au

Additional parking is available at the Brisbane Conventional and Exhibition Centre. Entry via Grey or Merivale Streets.

Travelling to Brisbane for the Festival? Here are some tips from our partners for getting from A to B:

Travel by train
Airtrain connects travellers with Brisbane Airport, Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Head to airtrain.com.au to book your tickets.

Travel by bus
Murrays Coaches operate daily services between Miles, Chinchilla, Dalby, Toowoomba to and from Brisbane and Brisbane Airport every day.  Web fares available online.


As an official partner of the World Science Festival Brisbane 2017, Mantra Group is offering ticket-holders discounted rates at the following hotels:

  • Mantra South Bank
  • Mantra On Edward
  • Mantra Terrace Hotel
  • Mantra On Mary
  • Mantra Midtown
  • Mantra On Queen
  • Mantra On The Quay
  • Mantra Richmont Hotel
  • BreakFree Fortitude Valley

Book here and enter the Promo Code Worldscience2017 for 10% off the best available rate.

Questions? Get in touch with the festival team here.