28th International Australian Road Research Board Conference 2018

Monday, 30 April 2018 to Wednesday, 2 May 2018 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Australia


General Information


From Queensland’s largest selection of fashion and award-winning food and drink, to an extensive free entertainment program, The City offers a discovery in every direction.

With over 1,000 stores to choose from, The City offers the complete shopping spectrum – all your favourite national brands, the State’s flagship Myer and David Jones department stores, plus international designers you won’t find anywhere else in Queensland.

Discover the largest collection of Good Food Guide-awarded restaurants, cafes and bars in Queensland in The City. There are hundreds of options to whet your palette. From cool laneway bars and riverside bistros, to fresh food deli's and alfresco cafes. Ask and you shall be served.

And you won’t find it hard amusing yourself in The City, there’s The City Sounds program, over 1,000 events per year, cinemas, a casino, parks, galleries, and many nightlife options.

For more information on Brisbane click here


A comprehensive network of trains, buses and city cats (ferries) link the Centre with Brisbane city and suburbs. Translink tickets are the best way to visit and travel around the city. The Translink website contains more details.

By Train
The closest train station is South Brisbane; only a few minutes walk away. A regular Air Train service operates between Brisbane’s international and domestic airports. Travelling time is approximately 25mins. Tickets are available from the Information Desk.

By Bus
The Cultural Centre is the main hub for most bus routes, only a few minutes walk away adjacent to the Queensland Performing Acts Centre. A Free Loop downtown bus service circles Brisbane’s Central Business District only.

By River Cat
The CityCat Ferry stops at Southbank Terminal 2 which is located on the Clem Jones Promenade. CityCats run daily from 5.30am-10.30pm.

By Taxi
A dedicated taxi rank is located at the main entrance of the Centre on the Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets. Taxis are also accessible in other locations in the South Bank precinct including the two hotels – Rydges and Mantra.


  • Visitors are strongly advised to make bookings early to obtain best fares.
  • Brisbane Airport is the primary international airport serving Brisbane and South East Queensland. It is the third busiest Australian airport by aircraft movements.
  • Brisbane airport is located approximately 22 min (14.9 km) via Airport Link to the Brisbane CBD.


If you are planning to visit Australia for a business event such as a conference, meeting or seminar,
you need to apply for a business visitor visa.

The passport which you hold determines whether you can apply online, or if you need to lodge a paper-based application. Please click here for information that will help you identify the right visa and application process applicable to you. For those who require to lodge a paper-based application, we advise allowing 6-8 weeks before intended date of travel.

For further visa information, please refer to the Visa Fact Sheet


During this time of year it will be autumn in Brisbane. Autumn signals the end of the hot summer when average temperatures drop between 15 - 25°C (59 - 77°F), and the city experiences low humidity and less rain.



If you are no longer able to attend this event a substitute attendee may take your place. However, if you wish to cancel your registration a full refund, minus a $220 (incl. GST) service fee, will be given provided you have notified us in writing via by email to confadmin@arrb.com.au at least 10 business days before the start of the conference.

No refund is available for cancellations under 10 days.

Registration substitution is only accepted by sending written notification (via email) to the Conference Coordinator confadmin@arrb.com.au. Substitutions must be made before Monday, 2nd April 2018. Another person may be substituted for the registered delegate. The new delegate will be acknowledged in writing. After Monday, 2nd April 2018 the registration for the conference is binding and no substitutions will be made.

By submitting your registration you agree to the terms of the cancellation policy.


A list of all delegates will be made available to all conference participants. The list will provide the delegate's name, organisation, state/country. If you do not wish for your contact details to be
included in the delegate list, please write to ARRB's information officer info@arrb.com.au.



ARRB is committed to the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, which is targeting the more than 1.3 million deaths that occur every year. About 60% of deaths occur in Asia, with many involving motorcycles. Motorcyles are a primary form of transport in the region for children as well as for adults.

ARRB donates AUD $25 from every conference registration to support the Helmets for Kids school program. Since 2000, the program has distributed more than 500,000 certified tropical helmets to schools throughout Asia. Each $25 donation provides a helmet and associated training for school children and teachers.

For more information, please visit the Asian Injury Prevention Foundation website.


Online conference proceedings will be made available to delegates upon availability.


An FAQ for reviewers will be available shortly, along with other resources such as the IVvy helpsheet, criteria matrix and webinar presentation guide.


There are a range of sponsorship and trade exhibition opportunities available. Please see the Sponsorship & Exhibition tab or contact us for more information:

Angela Racz - Sponsorship & Exhibition Coordinator

E sponsorconf@arrb.com.au

P +61 3 9881 1694