Travel & Accommodation

  • The Gold Coast is well-serviced by airlines flying into both Brisbane and Coolangatta International airports. Delegates from some economies may experience delays in obtaining visas to visit Australia, so please ensure you read the getting to Australia section below.

Getting to Australia

Register for
APNIC 30 Gold Coast

APNIC 30 has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration as an official event. Please register for APNIC 30 BEFORE applying for your visa. All attendees will receive a confirmation of registration upon registration and payment.

Apply for a visa

APNIC 30 attendees should apply for a visa BEFORE booking flights or accommodation. It is best to wait until the visa is granted before making travel arrangements.

Please refer to Visa Information for details about which visa best suits you. Some attendees will be eligible for eVisitor and Subclass 977 ETA visas, which take up to 2 weeks to process. Most attendees will need to apply for Business Short Stay visas (Subclass 456) which can take up to 8 weeks to process.


APNIC is happy to assist individuals in obtaining a Subclass 456 visa. Please email your full name and economy name (as shown on your passport) to and a team member will liaise with the embassy to confirm that your travel and entry to Australia is for the purposes of APNIC 30.

Gold Coast Transfers

APNIC 30 international attendees should refer to the following list of airlines that fly directly to either the Gold Coast or Brisbane.

If you are scheduled to arrive in Brisbane, you will require a transfer to the Gold Coast. Please allow 60-90 minutes for this trip. The following organizations offer this service.

Getting Around

TaxiTaxi Taxis may be hailed from the street in central areas, and most major hotels have taxi ranks. The Queensland government regulates all cab fares.

Bus, Train, and FerryBus, Train, and Ferry Public transport in Southeast Queensland is integrated, and zones radiating from the Central Business District determine fares.

The Gold Coast Get Around Guide, includes bus routes and other tourist information
TransLink -
Surfside Buslines -

You can purchase tickets at newsagents, stations, electronic kiosks or other retail outlets and are may be used on any mode of public transport. Timetables, fare information, and maps can be found at Translink.


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Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa

Price:AUD215 for a Hinterland view room, includes breakfast
Website:Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa
Address:158 Ferny Avenue
Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217
Ph: +61 7 5592 9800
Fax: +617 5592 9888
Reservations:Booking form
DescriptionThe Marriott features a saltwater lagoon, spa, and fitness center. All rooms are wired.

Alternate Accommodation Options

Mantra Sun City

Price:Check website for current promotion
Website:Mantra Sun City
Address:Ocean Avenue,
Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217
Ph: +617 5584 6000
Fax: +617 5584 6666
Email:Mantra Sun City
DescriptionConveniently located across from the APNIC 30 venue, Mantra Sun City offers 4.5-star fully-equipped apartments and penthouses with either oceanfront or hinterland views. Amenities include indoor pool and spa, tennis court, sauna, restaurant and day spa.

Australis Sovereign Hotel

Website:Australis Sovereign Hotel
Address:138 Ferny Ave,
Surfers Paradise Queensland 4217
Ph: +617 5579 3888
Fax: +617 5579 3877
Email:Australis Sovereign Hotel
DescriptionConveniently located next to the APNIC 30 venue, Australis offers 4-star serviced apartments. Amenities include lagoon-style pool, spa, and sauna.

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Price:AUD120 (single); AUD150 (twin share)
Website:Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Address:42 Ferny Ave,
Surfers Paradise Queensland 4217
Ph: +617 5539 0444
Fax: +617 5592 3757
Booking: To receive these special discounted rates, please call the hotel directly and quote APNIC.
DescriptionSituated near the APNIC 30 venue, Vibe Hotel offers close proximity to the Cavill Avenue and Chevron Renaissance Village shopping and dining districts. Amenities include a restaurant, pool, spa, and gym facilities.
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