The Brisbane Entertainment Centre is a large indoor arena located in the Brisbane suburb of Boondall (Location Map), Queensland, Australia. It has a capacity of up to 14,500 people and hosts various events including concerts, theater shows, and sporting events.
For accommodation, the closest hotel in the nearby area is the Brisbane International Virginia about 4km or 7 minutes by car. It is set on 6 acres of lush gardens and offers affordable boutique style rooms. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re attending concerts at the BEC.
Your best choices to get to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre are by car, taxi. rideshare or train. The two entry points for cars are from the Gateway Motorway (take Exit 117) or Bicentennial Road via Sandgate Road.
Drop off and pickup zones will operate under the direction of parking staff.
Uber and other ride sharing services usually have a designated drop off and pick up area in Carpark 5.
A taxi rank is operates next to the Ticketek Box Office.
There are more than 4,000 car parks at the venue with the parking fee now $18, up 50% from the $12 it was last year. A good option for if you have a car load of friends. Alternatively you could take the train. Perhaps a station or two down the track.
The nearest train station to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre is Boondall Station. Boondall Station is on the Shorncliffe line. For big events there are usually extra trains scheduled. Make sure you have enough time to make any connections because due to large numbers of people, these trains can take longer to get to your destination.
Check out Journey Planner for train times.
Buses are better than walking but are probably not your best bet. If you must, the Journey Planner will help you. Also take a sleeping bag, three days food and water. Leave a note telling people of your intentions.