Travel & Accommodation

Conference Accommodation

The conference organisers have secured special conference rates at both Rydges Brisbane South Bank, and for the more budget conscious, the Ibis Brisbane.  These rates are exclusive only to attendees of NIME 2016. The conference rates only apply if BOOKED THROUGH THE CONFERENCE ORGANISERS AS PART OF THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS, and are not applicable if you make your booking directly with the accommodation provider. Registration for NIME 2016 will open shortly.

Distance for Queensland Conservatorium: 2 minutes (located directly opposite)
9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Enviably located in the heart of Brisbane’s arts and entertainment precinct  and directly next door to the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, Rydges South Bank Brisbane accommodation has a wide range of attractions on its doorstep including the South Bank Parklands and the Queensland Performing Arts complex.

All rooms feature modern amenities including a microwave, minibar, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, high definition LCD TV, workspace and digital safe.

Complimentary high-speed WI-FI is also available in all rooms so you can keep in touch with the office via email, or friends and family through social media.

Need to relax? Take a dip in the pool, or keep in shape with a visit to our Life Fitness Gymnasium which is also home to our spa and sauna.

View from RydgesRydges PoolRydges Accommodation Room

Rydges Exterior

AUD219 per room only per night
Room contains one Queen Bed
Breakfast is available in Bacchus Restaurant for a discounted rate of $30pp, normally $39pp

AUD239 per room only per night
Room contains two Queen Beds and a private walk out balcony and sleeps up to four adults. However room rates are only applicable for up to 2 Adults; extra adults are charged at $60 per night.
Breakfast is available in Bacchus Restaurant for a discounted rate of $30pp, normally $39pp

Distance for Queensland Conservatorium: 16 minute walk
27-35 Turbot St, Brisbane QLD 4000

Ibis Brisbane is conveniently located in the city center, within easy walking distance of the Queen Street Mall shopping precinct.

With its superb central location, ibis Brisbane provides the ideal base for exploring the best of Brisbane, from its stylish cafés, bars and restaurants, to its many cultural, sporting and historical attractions. Guests staying at this convenient Brisbane hotel are within walking distance of Suncorp Stadium and Roma Street, as well as a range of public transport options. By walking over Kurilpa Bridge, guests can discover South Bank, Gallery of Modern Art, the Wheel of Brisbane, the Queensland Museum and the Queensland Conservatorium.

Ibis Standard Room   Ibis Brisbane

AUD165 per room only per night
Room contains one Queen Bed

If the above accommodation options are not suitable there are many other accommodation providers in the South Brisbane and Brisbane City areas ranging from one to five star options. A number of these alternatives are listed below and a search on or will provide many more options.

1 star accommodation

Some Rooms Backpacker
38A Russell Street, West End, 4101 Brisbane, Australia
Review score 6.9/10 from 37 reviews

2 star accommodation

Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel
145-147 Vulture Street , West End, 4101 Brisbane, Australia
Review score 6.6/10 from 188 reviews

Brisbane Backpackers – Hostel
110 Vulture Street West End QLD
Review score 3.7/5 from 48 reviews

3 Star accommodation

Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street
40 Elizabeth Street Brisbane QLDReview score 8.6/10 from 188 reviews
Review Score 4.5/5 from 22 reviews

4 Star accommodation

Riverside Hotel Southbank
20 Montague Road South Bank South Brisbane
Review score 4.2/5 from 2356 reviews

Travel by Air

Brisbane is easily accessible via the Brisbane Airport with non-stop services from all capital cities and many regional areas.

Getting around Brisbane

Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge walks. The city’s efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city.

The Centre’s central city location is convenient for visitors with easy and direct access to an efficient citywide transport network of buses, trains, taxis and the river’s high-speed regular catamaran service. The city to airport Air Train operates from the South Brisbane train station, adjacent to the Convention Centre.

The City’s international and domestic airports are only a 20 minute taxi ride from the city centre and the Convention Centre.

Airtrain – Catch the Airtrain from South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports. Tickets are available for this service from the Client and Visitors Services Centre located in the Main Foyer.

Bus Services – South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank.

CityCats – A popular and speedy way to travel the river. CityCats operate everyday and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

Taxi – Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre on Merivale Street, at Mantra South Bank on Grey Street. There is a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.

Trains – South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street.

For information about public transport visit for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 13 12 30 anytime.

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