General information

Travelling to Queensland – COVID-19

Entering Queensland from overseas
If you have been in a place outside Australia in the 7 days before arriving in Queensland, you are entering Queensland from overseas. Please view Queensland Government entry requirements here.

Entering Queensland from another state or territory (interstate travel)
Please view Queensland Government entry requirements here.

A welcoming environment for all at RACI events

The RACI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference/meeting experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.

Designated Persons for handling RACI Anti-Harassment Policy
Prof Mary Fletcher
Prof Vito Ferro
Roger Stapleford
Fiona Jing Fang Tan

RACI Discrimination, sexual harrassment and bullying policy

Gender equity, diversity and inclusivity

People come into chemistry from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. We must attract, welcome, develop, and retain a diverse community of talented people to prosper within a culture of mutual respect.

Download the RACI Inclusion and Diversity Policy

Disability access

If you require disability-specific facilities, please notify the secretariat by indicating this during the registration process. 


A smart casual / business attire dress code applies for all congress sessions.


It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate medical, travel and personal insurance before travelling.

Liability disclaimer

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the congress organisers accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.

Name badges

The wearing of congress name badges is mandatory and will be required for admission to all sessions. These will be provided at the congress registration desk upon your arrival.


Go Card
Go card is your electronic ticket to travel on all TransLink bus, train (including Airtrain), CityCat, ferry and tram services in South East Queensland. It’s simple to use. All you need to do is top-up your card, touch on at the start of your journey and touch off at the end. Your fare is automatically calculated and deducted from your card balance and it’s cheaper than the cost of a paper ticket. You can purchase a go card for a refundable deposit of $10 (adult) or $5 (child, concession, senior), and they are available from retail locations such as 7-Eleven stores, Queensland Rail Station ticket offices, and on board CityCat river services.

Bus Services
South Bank is serviced by two bus stations: The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank.

A popular and speedy way to travel the river. The CityCat terminal is located outside the riverside restaurants on the riverside promenade. CityCats operate daily from 5.30am to 10.30pm.

Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre, at Mantra South Bank in Grey Street and there is a taxi drop off located at the Grey Street main entrance.

Uber has been legalised in Queensland and is another transport option in Brisbane. You can download the app and use it to request a driver to your location.

There are two train stations within a five minute walk of the Centre. South Bank Station accessed from Tribune Street and South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre in Grey Street.

AirTrain – return for free

Airtrain is the fast and stress free way to travel from Brisbane Airport. In 20 minutes you will travel directly to the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. Book your ticket online to be eligible to return for free. Book online at

One of Airtrain’s city stations is the South Brisbane station, which is located just 378 metres from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. For those unfamiliar with Brisbane, you can use our online journey planner to map out your journey to the centre.

 Instructions to purchase:

  • Head to
  • Select the Book Tickets button
  • Select From destination as the Airport Domestic or Airport International
  • Select To destination as Brisbane and choose one of the following City stations: South Brisbane, Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central and Roma Street stations
  • Select Return button
  • Choose departure and return date
  • Select the amount of passengers
  • Enter passenger details
  • Select Credit Card or Paypal
  • Enter payment details
  • Select the check boxes and press the Confirm booking button