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Conference & Expo Center

Brisbane, Queensland

The Brisbane Showgrounds is a world-class events and lifestyle precinct located just 1.5km from the city's CBD and 15 minutes from Brisbane Airport.

It's home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre, a four and a half star Rydges Hotel and vibrant King Street dining and retail hub.

COVID-19 Safety


The Fleet Conference Venue has implemented the following steps in relation to COVID-19 safety:

At the RNA we are committed to the health and wellbeing of all who visit the Royal International Convention Centre and Brisbane Showgrounds. We have meticulously reviewed our processes to ensure we continue to provide the highest levels of service and standards while providing a safe environment for all within our venue. COVID-19 Safe measures have been put in place to adhere to all Federal and State Government advice and directives, including the regular cleaning of our venues; readily available hand sanitiser; the QLD Check In app on entry and social distancing signage reminders throughout our venues. 

In addition: 

  • Brisbane Showgrounds / Royal ICC clients will be required to ensure that the vaccination status of event patrons, event suppliers and event staff member is checked as they enter the venue / event. In accordance with the Queensland Government mandate every person over the age of 16 who attends an event at our venues must be fully vaccinated, as the Showgrounds is the state’s largest indoor / outdoor events venue. 
  • All event patrons, event suppliers and event staff are required to check in via the QLD Check In app on arrival for contact tracing purposes.
  • There is a mask mandate currently in place for all indoor settings. All patrons and staff are required to wear masks when attending indoor venues unless eating or drinking.
  • Clients are to communicate key health messages to all attendees before and during the event.
  • RNA Online Induction is to be completed by event organisers, external suppliers, exhibitors and volunteers.


More information of the venue’s COVID-19 safe measures and visitor policy can be found here Brisbane Showgrounds - About - RNA COVID-19 Statement



Several accommodation properties are in close proximity to the Conference Venue.


Special arrangements have been made with Rydges Fortitude Valley for Conference delegates

  • Superior King Room - $169.00 per night. A full buffet breakfast is offered at the special price of $24.00 per person.

Reservations can be made by phone on +61 7 3188 3000 or email reservations_rydgesfortitudevalley@evt.com . Make sure you mention the IPWEA Australasian Fleet Conference when you book.