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Airport Transfers:
The SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle is a dedicated service connecting the Gold Coast Airport to Gold Coast’s most popular tourist locations. The Gold Coast Airport Shuttle services all flights, 7 days a week from Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, Surfers, Southport up to Runaway Bay. This service departs right outside the terminal building and features access to the famous Skybus world-class experience including free WiFi, a modern comfortable fleet, industry leading vehicle presentation, online ticketing options and as on all Skybus services.  Search Skybus Gold Coast

A taxi rank is conveniently located at the southern end of the terminal, outside the domestic arrivals area.
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Ride Booking:
For pre-booked customers, the Uber pick up point is located at the northern end of the terminal, outside the departures area. Airport Map

There’s a new way to get around the central Gold Coast with G:Link Queensland’s first light rail system. Fast, frequent trams connect 16 stations along a 13-kilometre route from Broadbeach to Gold Coast University Hospital.

Ride the G: to some of the Gold Coast’s major destinations including Griffith University, Southport CBD, Broadwater Parklands and the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Pacific Fair. A range of ticket and fare options are available, including using a prepaid gocard. For more information and maps visit G:Link


Surfers Paradise is the endless playground, with an array of fabulous restaurant and dining delights for the whole family, as well as nightlife fun for those who want to party the night away.

Whether you’re after family-friendly restaurants, sweet delights, cosy local cafes, exceptional coffee or fine dining, it’s all here. Search where to Eat Surfers Paradise

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The Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets have been operating on the Esplanade at the end of Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise since April 1995. During this time the Beachfront Markets have become a Surfers Paradise icon that provides a unique shopping and cultural experience.

Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, locals, holiday-makers and bargain-hunters make their way to the Surfers Paradise foreshore to wander along the coastal stretch of more than 100 market stalls, while live entertainment sets a cheerful mood in the gentle ocean breezes.

Make a night of it and head into Surfers Paradise for a Markets and Dinner Combo! Visit one of our many restaurants and cafes and have a truly magical markets night. Call in to the Beachfront Markets marquee to pick up your market night dinner special vouchers as well as special offers for things to do around town!
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There are so many things to see and do on the Gold Coast, and Surfers Paradise is home to most of them. There’s something for everyone; whether you’re a couple on holiday, a family escaping for a week away, or a business traveller, we’ve got something for you. Find out more


Surfers Paradise in Winter (June – August).
The Gold Coast is generally sunny and dry with comfortable temperatures of 11-21°C (52-70°F).
Many Australians escape the cooler weather in the southern states for a holiday in Queensland at this time of year. The humidity is lower, there is less rain, but the temperature is still nice and warm.
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Key Dates

Abstracts open – 21 May 2018
Abstracts CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT 3 May 2019
Requests regarding late abstract submissions should be forwarded to Professor John Scott, Conference Convenor, for consideration

Early Bird Reg close – 10 May 2019