Welcome to Brisbane!

Brisbane: a glass of wine, a movie, and a sleep away...

Welcome to Queensland for the 13th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This conference provides an important platform for members in the metabolomics community to discuss leading research, learn about advancements in the field and strengthen professional networks.
Events like this help to drive Brisbane’s growing business events scene, support local jobs and contribute to Queensland’s tourism economy, by showcasing our unique destinations and experiences to visitors from around the world.
The Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support the 13th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society.
I hope you enjoy your time in Brisbane and take the opportunity to discover some of the many wonderful destinations and experiences available in Queensland. 
The Hon Kate Jones MP
Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events

The Royal Ballet, Woolf Works (29 June – 2 July)

“Exclusive Offer” Details

QPAC International Series: The Royal Ballet, Woolf Works (29 June – 2 July), performed at Lyric Theatre, QPAC
The Royal Ballet, one of the greatest ballet companies in the world, returns to Australia for the first time in 15 years, exclusive to Brisbane as a part of QPAC's 2017 International Series. Their first program is Wayne McGregor’s (Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet) award-winning ballet Woolf Works, inspired by three of Virginia Woolf’s landmark novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves, with each of the three acts presented as a series of multi-sensory collages. With ground-breaking choreography, this new ballet reflects Woolf’s modernist rejection of neatly ordered narrative, in favour of heightened, startling poignant perspectives. Woolf Works is set to a new score by acclaimed British composer Max Richter incorporating electronic and orchestral music.

Brisbane Greeters
Brisbane Greeters is a FREE public service open to everyone. Whether you’re a local, here on business, a student, visiting or choosing Brisbane as your new home, we’re looking forward to meeting you. Brisbane Greeters are locals who love living here so much that they are enthusiastic about introducing you to their city, and sharing their intimate knowledge. Click here to book!

Explore the City
Brisbane boasts many precincts with a variety of food, shopping and fun! View the city map and discover what each area offers by clicking here.

Local Tours
Planning a few extra days of travel fun around the conference? View the variety of tour options by clicking here.

Brisbane Apps
Click here to see a list of handy Brisbane apps for traveling around the city. You can also download the BCEC Live app to help navigate the convention centre. Search for BCEC Live in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Brisbane Weather
The winter season for Brisbane is June – August. The winter weather is generally dry and mild with average temperatures between 11 – 21° C or 52 – 70° F. Early mornings and nights can be crisp, but overnight lows rarely drop below 9° C or 48° F.


Explore Queensland

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Discover Brisbane – home to quintessential Australian experiences

Discover a vibrant, modern Australia city where the sunny climate matches the welcoming nature of the locals. There’s a wealth of experiences and attractions waiting for visitors.

  • Visit the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary and cuddle one of these friendly marsupials or hand-feed a kangaroo.
  • Take to Brisbane’s Moreton Bay, where you can hand-feed wild dolphins from Tangalooma Island Resort or get up close and personal with migrating humpback whales via a whale-watching cruise.
  • Soak up sun, sand and surf at nearby world-famous beach destinations such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast or discover World Heritage-listed rainforests.
  • Witness and participate in traditional song and dance passed down over many generations with the Yuggera Aboriginal dancers at Riverlife Mirrabooka.
  • Climb one of Brisbane’s landmarks with the Story Bridge Adventure Climb, one of only three bridge climbs of its type in the world.
  • Savour Brisbane’s thriving culinary scene where some of Australia’s top chefs serve up innovative menus using the freshest local produce in riverside precincts such as Eagle Street Pier and River Quay.
  • Roam the Eat Street Markets with its Asian-styled street food amid a colourful atmosphere and live entertainment.
  • Shop until you drop in precincts such as the Queen Street Mall and James Street, home to international brands, flagship stores and boutique retailers.
  • Discover the wonders of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct at the South Bank Parklands, where you can take in international performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, soak up the state’s natural history at the Queensland Museum or explore exclusive exhibitions at the largest institution of its kind in Australia – the Gallery of Modern Art.
  • Book a free walking tour with a Brisbane Greeter and find out about the city’s hidden secrets, special places and amazing stories.