This year’s conference will be held at the Armitage Centre. Located at 56 Neil Street, it is part of the Empire Theatre complex in Toowoomba’s central business district.

The Conference dinner (on Wednesday evening) will be held at the University of Southern Queensland (487-535 West Street).  Read more about parking at and public transport to the University, including links to downloadable maps.


There are several 4 star hotels within easy walking distance (<300m), including Burke & Wills, Oaks Toowoomba, Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartments, and Quest Toowoomba, along with plenty of other accommodation options within 1-2 kms of the venue. If staying locally, there are a number of shared paths and laneways for walking and cycling along the creeks and within the city centre. There are also a number of bicycle parking hoops available in Margaret and Ruthven Streets.  More information can be found at Toowoomba Council’s Cycling & walking page.

Car parking near venue and other transport options

Nearby paid parking (including wheelchair accessible spaces) is available for restricted periods at two car parks between Neil and Annard Streets. All day parking is available at corner of Julia and Hume Streets and in a multistorey complex at the Neil St Bus Interchange north of Margaret St (see map). Parking Monday to Friday is free of charge after 5pm at the 3 ground level parks and after 6pm at the bus interchange. For more information on start and finish times, specific parking fees, and maximum charges for the individual areas, visit Parkopedia.

Bus Queensland provide local bus services around Toowoomba City. More information on bus routes and timetable information can be found at Translink (pdf map) or Toowoomba Buses.

Getting here

Toowoomba, situated on the Great Dividing Range, is an easy 90 minute drive west of Brisbane and is well-serviced by air or coach:

Enjoying Toowoomba

Nationally renowned for its annual Carnival of Flowers held in September, Toowoomba’s history has been preserved in its buildings, with beautiful examples of architecture including the Empire Theatre and City Hall. There is something here for everyone to enjoy, with more than 150 public parks and gardens, antique shops, museums, theatres, wineries and so much more. Find out more about Toowoomba as a destination.