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2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific Meeting

2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific MeetingIn the IASP Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable7 - 10 April 2019 | Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

Destination

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The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) | Explore the Gold Goast  | General Information

Gold Coast Convention Centre Gold Coast Skyline

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC)

A: 2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218 Australia
W: www.gccec.com.au
P: +61 07 5504 4000

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is Australia’s largest regional convention centre, capable of handling corporate and association conferences and meetings, national and international incentives, banquets, exhibitions, concerts, sporting and special events.

Exclusive in size and purpose-designed, the Centre offers state of the art equipment and total wireless technology allowing delegates and visitors to log on to email and the internet from where ever they are in the venue.

Conveniently located in the heart of Broadbeach, just 500 metres from pristine white sand beaches, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is perfectly situated to bring you world-class events.

Explore Gold Coast

From golden beaches to lush tropical hinterland, thrill-seeking theme parks to pampering day spas, world-class shopping to mouth-watering dining, eye-opening tours to amazing cultural experiences – the list of things to do on the Gold Coast is endless.

Enjoying an ideal year round climate and an amazing variety of natural landscapes, including 57 kilometres of surf beaches (40 of which are patrolled to ensure our safety) and 100,000 hectares of world heritage-listed rainforest, ensures the region is one of Australia's most biodiverse cities.

For information on the Gold Coast’s most popular attractions, click here
For further inspiration on what to experience during your time on the Gold Coast, click here 

What's On
The Gold Coast has hundreds of events to choose from across free events, food and music festivals, markets, theatre, kid's activities and more. Check out what’s on, click here.

Gold Coast and Surrounds 
Known for being the city on the beach with truly epic theme parks, the Gold Coast and its surrounding area has plenty to see and do. To extend your Australian adventure, click here.

Dining
With more than 100 restaurants in the chic Broadbeach precinct, delegates are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options in close proximity to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

For more information on all the fantastic restaurants in Broadbeach, please visit www.broadbeachgc.com

General Information

Flights
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, Tigerair and Airnorth, and internationally through multiple airlines including AirAsia X, Scoot, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand.

Visas
All travellers other than Australian and New Zealand citizens need to present the following documents to officers in immigration clearance:

  • a valid passport or other acceptable travel document
  • a valid visa or authority to enter Australia (including electronic visas)
  • a completed and signed Incoming Passenger Card, including health and character declaration

Anyone who arrives without a valid travel document, visa or authority to enter Australia, may be refused entry to Australia or delayed until their identity and claims to enter Australia have been confirmed. Please visit the Department of Immigration’s website’s section for up to date information and further details on tourist visas, working holidays, business visits, students, immigration, Electronic Travel Authority (ETAs), visas and other useful contacts. For further information please visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection 

Transport from Brisbane airport
Airtrain services run every 15 minutes during the peak hours (and every 30 minutes off-peak) between Brisbane's Domestic and International Airport terminals and the Gold Coast.

For APS 2019 delegates, we have arranged a special price of $60pp return for the AirTrain and Tram service (which is combined with the G:link).

Instructions for purchasing your AirTrain tickets are below:

Visit www.airtrain.com.au

  • Select the Buy Tickets button
  • Select From destination as the Airport and choose International or Domestic terminal
  • Select To destination as the Gold Coast and choose one of the following stations: Parkwood, Parkwood East, Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, Queen Street, Nerang Street, Southport, Southhport South, Broadwater Parklands, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise North, Cypress Avenue, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Florida Gardens, Broadbeach North or Broadbeach South Tram stations (click here for assistance on which station is closest to the Convention Centre and/or your hotel)
  • Select Return button
  • Choose departure and return date between 4 - 14 April 2019
  • Select the amount of passengers
  • Enter in Promo Code box SSC19
  • Select passenger details and payment method
  • Select the Buy Tickets button

Gold Coast AirTrain & Tram Terms and Conditions: Valid for travel from 4-14 April 2019. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket dates can be changed as long as travel is completed before 14 April 2019, after this date the ticket is null and void. Your Airtrain and tram ticket is valid for traavel to and from Brisbane Airport and Ormeau, Coomera, Nerang, Robina or Helensvale station. At Helensvale station you can transfer to the G:link Tram and travel to Parkwood, Parkwood East, Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, Queen Street, Nerang Street, Southport, Southport South, Broadwater Parklands, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise North, Cypress Avenue, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Florida Gardens, Broadbeach North and Broadbeach South tram stations.

Transport from Gold Coast airport
Train - To get to and from the Brisbane Airport, the closest train station is called Nerang. It is about 15 minutes by taxi or you can also catch a Surfside bus. Regular bus and shuttle services are available from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach. For further information please visit www.goldcoastairport.com.au

Taxi - A taxi rank is conveniently located at the southern end of the terminal, outside the domestic arrivals area. Please refer to www.gccabs.com.au for bookings, fares and further information.

Uber - If you are traveling to Brisbane Airport you can now request an uberx to get where you need to go. The estimated fare travelling from the airport to the Gold Coast Convention Centre is $129 - $170. Please visit the Uber website for more information on pick up locations how to request your Uber.

Transport around the Gold Coast

Local bus, coach, taxi and limousine companies operate regular services to all major attractions, hotel and shopping centres.

There is a bus stop directly in front of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway. There are also taxi and limousine ranks at the main entrance.

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. 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

Other useful transport links:
Surfside Buslines - www.surfside.com.au
Queensland Rail - www.qr.com.au

Climate – April
April is an Autumn month and is an awesome time to visit the Gold Coast as it is the start of the cooler weather making it even more appealing. In Autumn sunny days are followed by cooler nights with the average daytime temperatures generally around 18°C - 25°C  For further information on the Gold Coast’s weather with average temperatures please click here

Time Zone
Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland. The time zone in Queensland is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), UTC +10.