Brisbane

WELCOME TO BRISBANE

Sophisticated city galleries and rooftop bars, desolate subtropical beaches, cool-climate vineyards: the greater Brisbane region deals in Queensland’s most gasp-inducing contrasts. Star of the show is Brisbane itself, a lush, sultry metropolis with a flourishing restaurant, bar and cultural scenes that attest to its coming of age. Lapping at the city’s eastern fringe is Moreton Bay, home to low-lying sandy isles that beckon with their turquoise waves, sparkling forests and passing parade of whales, turtles and dolphins.

COMMISSARIAT STORE MUSEUM

The Commissariat Store is a niche museum that specialises in showcasing Queensland’s history. The museum is an initiative of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and staffed by volunteers from the Society. The three level museum features several exhibitions that highlight Queensland’s varied and colorful history.

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BOGGO ROAD GAOL – HISTORY TOUR

Boggo Road Jail was Australia’s most notorious prison. Over 119 years of operation, thousands of men and women served time behind its red-brick walls. The Gaol’s History Tour gives visitors an insight into the 119 year history of Boggo Road, the crimes and daily life of prisoners, officer’s duties, riots and roof-top protests. See the cell of the legendary “Slim” Halliday – “The Houdini of Boggo Road”. Suitable for all ages.

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ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND

Founded in 1913, The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is a vibrant organisation dedicated to promoting Queensland’s history for the benefit of our members, affiliated societies and the broader community.As Queensland’s peak history body, the Society presents an active program of events, publishes the quarterly award winning Queensland History Journal, maintains an extensive library and museum collections, provides research services and hosts diverse exhibitions in the convict-built Commissariat Store Museum, the oldest occupied building in Queensland.

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MARKETS & STREET FAIRS

Whether it’s farm fresh produce or over-the-top decadent desserts, Brisbane has it all in terms of markets. Eat Street Northshore is a unique market built from over 180 shipping containers housing food vendors and entertainment. Occurring every weekend of the year, Eat Street creates a blazing coloured landmark full of lights and fun in Brisbane. It’s a must attend market when in Brisbane!

FOODIE HEAVEN

Brisbane boasts a thriving food scene, from specialty coffee shops to boutique breweries and a slew of sophisticated restaurants to rival that of Sydney and Melbourne. Coffee Anthology serves delicious, eye catching food with choice coffee blends in an industrial chic cafe. A great spot for a morning breakfast before the conference.