Field Trips

*Field Trips are now fully booked out

Field Trip bookings are no longer available – please note that the information contained on this page is intended for delegates who have already successfully booked places on the below Field Trips. We apologise to delegates who were unable to book places due to limited availability.

Please note that the ‘South Bank Attractions Guided Walking Tour’ is available through the Conference App as a self-guided walking tour that you can do at your own pace in your own time.

Information for delegates with existing bookings

All field trips will depart from the BCEC Main Foyer, Foyer Level at Merrivale Street main entrance.

All participants must meet the tour guide no later than 15 minutes before the official start time of their tour to be escorted.

Brisbane River Flood History and Recovery Tour


Relax and enjoy a cruise while you take in Brisbane City’s beautiful skyline from the water. While cruising you will hear about Brisbane River’s historic floods and flood behaviour within the wider catchment area.  

The tour will showcase key resilient infrastructure along the river that has been built since the floods in 2011, such as the floating river walk and flood resilient ferry terminals. You will gain an understanding of the systematic approach taken to manage flood risk and building resilience in Queensland’s most populated region.

You will be guided by Dr Margaret Cook, historian, heritage consultant, academic and author of A River with a City Problem: a history of Brisbane floods; Mr Greg Scroope, Technical Lead for the Flood Warning Infrastructure Program with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Recovery and Resilience team. Greg is well known for his valuable work on flood warning infrastructure mapping and the development of the Queensland Strategic Flood Warning Infrastructure Plan; and Mr Peter Jeffrey AM, CSC, RFD. After distinguished military and public sector careers, Peter currently Manages City Resilience for the Brisbane City Council.   


Date: Thursday 22 September 2022  

Departure Times: Cruise one, 11:30am / Cruise two, 1:30pm  

Duration: Allow 90 minutes for this tour which includes boarding and disembarking the CityCat.

Departure location: Participants will meet the tour guides at 11:15am for Tour one or 1:15pm for Tour two in the BCEC Main Foyer, Foyer Level at Merrivale Street (Main) entrance to be escorted to South Bank Terminal 1 to board a Brisbane River CityCat for the one-hour cruise. 

Daily South Bank Attractions Guided Walking Tour


Overlooking incredible views, South Bank is Brisbane’s cultural and lifestyle hub with lush parklands, world-class restaurants and tourist attractions. 

Start your day with our Brisbane Greeter tour guides and get to know Brisbane through the eyes of a local. Brisbane City Council’s friendly Greeters are passionate volunteers who are keen to share Brisbane's stories and introduce you to their vibrant city.

Our friendly Brisbane Greeters will conduct tours each morning and show you South Bank attractions such as the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art; South Bank beach; the River walk; Brisbane Wheel; and much more.


Date: 20, 21 and 22 September  

Duration: Allow 60 minutes for this walking tour   

Departure time: 7:45am

Registration for these activities has been emailed to all approved APMCDRR delegates.

Departure location: Participants will meet the tour guides in the BCEC Main Foyer, Foyer Level at Merrivale Street (Main) entrance at 7:40am for the start of the tour at 7:45am.