Winter School Venue
Brisbane, the third largest city in Australia, is the capital of Queensland and has a population of about 1.6 million people who enjoy a temperate to subtropical climate all year round. The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus is situated on the Brisbane River just 7 km from the city centre and 18 km from the Airport. The University is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious campuses with over 25,000 students and 2,000 academic staff.
The Winter School will be conducted at The Women's College which is on College Rd, at the St Lucia Campus of The University of Queensland [campus map ref. M12, location 36H]. The tutorial sessions will be held in the GPS Building, Room 78-122 [campus map ref. J11, location 78].
Lunches will be served at The Women's College. Morning and afternoon teas will also be served.
Maps of Brisbane, the city etc are available at http://www.ourbrisbane.com/maps
The Airtrain operates between Brisbane airport and the city (Transit Centre). It costs $11 per person and takes 20 minutes. See www.airtrain.com.au
Coachtrans provides coach transfers from Brisbane international and domestic terminals to the Transit Centre in the city centre every 30 minutes at AUD$11 per person. See http://www.coachtrans.com.au/
From the city, you'll either need to catch a taxi (~$20) or public transport. Directions on how to get to the campus from the city are available at http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/directions.html?menu=1
Taxis from the airport to the university would cost approximately $40. The trip can take more than an hour during peak traffic times (7am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm).
The St. Lucia Campus is well serviced by public transport. Transport timetable information is available from Transinfo on 13 12 30 (from within Australia) and at www.translink.com.au
The university bus stop is at [campus map ref.F9; approx location 77]. All buses to and from the university stop here.
The ferry (Citycat) stop is located at [campus map ref. L4].
Information about Brisbane is available at http://www.ourbrisbane.com/. This includes current weather and forecasts.
You may like to take advantage of the free time on Thursday afternoon to explore Brisbane.