The DICOM Educational Conference will be held in Brisbane, Australia at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in the Russell Strong Auditorium. The Russell Strong Auditorium is on the lower ground level of the main Princess Alexandra Hospital building (Building 1). Volunteers located in the main entrance of the hospital can direct visitors to the auditorium.
Princess Alexandra Hospital
199 Ipswich Road Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Russell Strong Auditorium (Building 1)
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, the “Sunshine State” of Australia. It is known for being a vibrant but relaxed city, with never-ending cultural and outdoor events as well as amazing cafes and restaurants. The weather in Brisbane is sub-tropical, averaging 24°C (75°F) during the day and 14°C (57°F) at night during September. Brisbane is placed between two beautiful beach areas, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast – a short drive away to either.
Delegates can stay in the heart of Brisbane with spectacular views of the river and reach the Princess Alexandra Hospital by public transport in less than 15 minutes. Recommended areas for accommodation are the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) or South Bank.
South Bank: South Bank is located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, with gorgeous views, spacious parklands, a city beach, restaurants, and often many events happening. Suggested hotels in South Bank include:
- Mantra South Bank |161 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
- Rydges South Bank| 9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Brisbane Central Business District (CBD)
Brisbane’s CBD is the lifestyle and shopping precinct area of the city. A bustling metropolis during the day and spot for dining out or simply walking the beautifully lit up streets at night, it hosts many high-rise buildings as well as an outdoor pedestrian mall. The CBD connects to South Bank via a short walk over the Victoria Bridge.
Suggested hotels in the CBD include:
- Next Hotel Brisbane | 72 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
- Mercure Brisbane | 85/87 N Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4000
- Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central | 168 Wharf St, Brisbane QLD 4000
- ibis Styles Brisbane | 40 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
- Hilton Brisbane | 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
South Bank (walking distance from Brisbane CBD) is full of dining options. In particular, the restaurants in Little Stanley Street can accommodate all budgets and tastes. Just some of the precinct’s many cuisine styles include Turkish, Indian, Malaysian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern Australian, German and Italian.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital is well serviced by both Brisbane’s rail network and bus network. To travel on either you will need a Go Card. You will need to “tap on” when entering a rail station or on a bus and “tap off” at completion of your journey. Your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card.
Go Cards can be purchased at most newsagents, train stations, and the airport. You can find the closest location to you here. After the initial purchase you will need to load funds onto the card. This can be done using the vending machines at bus and train stations. Or at the manned ticket counters at railway stations.
Go Card one-way fare:
- Between PA Hospital and South Bank/Brisbane CBD ~ $3.25
- Between Brisbane Airport and South Bank/Brisbane CBD ~ $17.50
- Between Brisbane Airport and PA Hospital ~ $22.00
Travelling to the conference venue at Princess Alexandra Hospital
To travel by bus, make your way to the southbound platforms along the busway from King George Square Station (in Brisbane CBD) or South Bank busway platform and catch the 66 or 105 bus to PA Hospital Station.
By train, head to Central Station (in the CBD) or South Brisbane or South Bank station and take the Beenleigh (red) line to Dutton Park Station.
Also note that Brisbane’s transit network also includes use of the river ferries and you can even catch the special City Hopper ferry for free, running every 30 minutes from 6am to midnight, 7 days a week.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital is short Uber or taxi ride away from the CBD. Taxi providers in the area include Black and White Cabs on 133 222 and Yellow Cabs on 13-cabs (1924).
Cost estimates are:
- PA Hospital-South Bank or Brisbane CBD ~ $15
- PA Hospital, South Bank, or Brisbane CBD to Brisbane Airport ~ $50
Other useful links
- Australian Explorer | Travel info for Brisbane
- Maps of Brisbane
- Yellow Cabs website with taxi fare calculator
If you are extending your stay, be sure to check out the Brisbane visitor website for more information: https://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/.
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