Venue & Host City


Brain & Brain PET 2023 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in South Brisbane. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, BCEC brings over 26 years of industry knowledge to deliver exceptional, world class experiences with award-winning service, and a commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is a purpose-built convention centre and event venue in the heart of South Bank. The world-class and award-winning facility plays host to thousands of concerts, conventions, exhibitions and tradeshows, weddings and private functions every year.

The BCEC has received numerous awards and accreditations over the years such as:
1) Ranked World’s Best Convention Centre by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC) for Excellence in Convention Centre Management 2016-2018
2) Australia’s most awarded convention centre with 192 industry awards including 78 catering awards
3) Green credentials demonstrated through our EarthCheck Platinum accreditation and AEG 1Earth partnership

Host City

Visiting Brisbane is like finding yourself in an adventure wonderland. There’s so much to do and see, and your every desire is catered for – from quiet strolls along the river to the adrenaline rush of skydiving.

A good way to get your bearings when you first arrive is to explore the city by foot, by river cruise or by a speedy ferry. Take in the sights and discover why the river is so central to Brisbane life. More unusual tours include historic walking tours, specialist art tours with fine food and wine, adventure trike tours, ghost tours and eco tours.

Animal lovers can see Australian wildlife up close at Lone Pine or Alma Park Zoo. For the outdoors types, head out to sea on a fishing charter, or set sail on a sailing tour or cruise of Moreton Bay. And exploring nearby North Stradbroke and Moreton Island’s beaches is a must.

Here are some useful links to help you best plan your time when you are visiting Brisbane:

Top 15 Things to do in Brisbane

General information about Brisbane

Travel information for getting around

Click here to find out more about where else you can visit whilst in Australia

Sustainable Conferencing

See how attending Brain & Brain PET 2023 means ‘no worries’ for the planet.

The Organising Committee have secured a number of discounts on tours, trips and fun outings in Brisbane and Surrounds.

See below for list of savings for your visit to Brisbane at Brian 2023.

City Winery

City Winery Brisbane is a working micro-winery sourcing grapes from across Australia’s key growing regions, bringing them to the city where our winemakers create delicious wine!

A converted warehouse at 11 Wandoo St, Fortitute Valley is the flagship venue for City Winery Brisbane.

Use the discount code ‘Brain23’ for 20% off all City Winery experiences between 5-25 June 2023.

For more details or to book your winery experience today, visit

Koala and River Cruise

You can’t come to Australia and not see a koala right? Hop aboard the Mirimar II and cruise down the river towards the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can see over 130 koalas, hand feed kangaroos and emus and experience an authentic Australian sheep dog show!

Use the discount code ‘Brain23’ for 10% off all river cruise experiences between 5-25 June .

For more details or to book your experience today, visit

Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma presents another world away, just over an hour’s catamaran cruise from Brisbane. The resort is the perfect destination for guests seeking a unique adventure, educational or nature-based experience – right on Brisbane’s doorstep. Protected and treasured, this is nature’s theme park where amazing natural encounters are just part of the everyday experience.

Activities on offer include ATV Quad Bike Tours, Snorkeling the shipwrecks, Desert Safari Tours with sand tobogganing, and more!

10% off Accommodation and Day Cruises to Tangalooma for Freshwater Sciences delegates valid from 5 – 25 June 2023.

Click here to book your trip today.

Floating Images – Hot Air Balloon Flight

Get a birds eye view of the ground below you in a once in a lifetime experience. Situated only 30 minutes outside of Brisbane, it’s a perfect way to spend the morning.

Use the discount code ‘Brain23’ for 10% off all 1 hour hot air balloon experiences between 5-25 June 2023.

For more details or to book your experience today, visit

Kiff & Kulture Tour Packages 

If you are looking to experience great local ‘hot spots’, check out Kiff & Kulture’s tours . Their itineraries and experiences are guided by local knowledge, and Kiff & Culture are committed to supporting local business. 

Paddock-to-plate gastronomy is our jam. But where 0km food isn’t feasible, we preference partners sourcing produce from local and ethical supply chains. Provenance is important to us. We want to inspire Australians and people abroad to eat, shop, and holiday in a sustainable way.

Use the discount code ‘Brain23’ for 20% off all tour and experiences between 5-25 June 2023.

For more details or to book your experience today, visit

Summer Land Camel Farm

Summer Land Camel’s friendly staff will guide you on a behind the scenes tour through Australia’s largest camel farm & dairy operation, including their Camel Milk processing & production facilities.

You will learn about camels and Australia’s camel history, meet the camels, take a guided tour and taste camel milk!

Use the discount code ‘Brain23’ for 50% off their Farm Tour & Taste between 5-25 June 2023.

For more details or to book your experience today, click here. To view other tours and options, visit

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