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Queensland Expo 2012 Venue and Facilities

The Expo will be held at Centenary State High School - 1 Moolanda Street, Jindalee Queensland. This is set in a very pleasant environment, 15km south west of Brisbane CBD. It is readily accessed from most directions via motorways and main highways, and also by bus.


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Key features

  • A huge exhibition area - Sports and Recreation Centre (with double basketball court)
  • 175 seat (partly tiered) main theatre in the Performing Arts Centre for presentations
  • 80 seat additional room in the Performing Arts Centre for a second series of presentations
  • 40 seat room for free presentations
  • Canteen in the Performing Arts Centre building for refreshments and lunches. All meals and refreshments are at your own expense.
  • Free parking on school grounds - a short walk to expo facilities

Meals and refreshments
  • Lunches and morning and afternoon teas will be available at a moderate price each day from the school canteen.
  • The canteen will also offer an evening meal between 5.00pm and 6.30pm Monday evening.
  • Food on offer will be sandwiches, rolls, focaccias, salads, hot food (pies, sausage rolls and hot dogs) as well as fried rice and spaghetti Bolognese, drinks (iced tea, water, juices, tea and coffees), biscuits, cakes, muffins, slices, sweets and chips.
  • A coffee cart will also be available much of the time.
  • You may bring your own food if you you wish
NOTE: Food may not be taken into the Exhibition hall or the Performing Arts Centre where talks are held. Tables and chairs will be provided for this purpose in the area between the two buildings, near the canteen.

Places to stay

  • suggestions only - please make your own bookings
  • Prices are a guide only to starting prices from web site - check with hotel/motel

Mt Ommany Hotel apartments - cnr Centenary Hwy/Dandenong Rd, Mt Ommaney - 2km from venue, from $189 a night

Forest Lodge Apartments Indooroopilly - 140 Central Avenue Indooroopilly - 9km from venue,from $110 a night

Indooroopilly Lodge Motel - 21 Riverview Terrace, Indooroopilly - 7km from venue, from $110 a night

Oxley Motor Inn - 2333 Ipswich Rd, Oxley - 10km from venue, from $103 night

Taringa Gardens Apartments - 2 Waverley Road Taringa - 9km from venue, from $152 a night


information from Centenary State High School web site

Bus transport is available via two bus services:

  • Brisbane city Council Bus Services. Visit them at Transinfo or by phoning 131230
  • Southern Cross Buslines. Timetables available on their website or by phoning (07) 3812 2520


  • The main public car park is available on site via the Curragundi Road entrance to the school - on the north side of the school. This park is approximately 120 metres from the Expo hall.
  • Disabled drop off and limited parking is available on site via the Moolanda Street entrance to the school. Please do not use this unless you have special needs. This park is approximately 100 metres from the Expo hall.
  • Additional parking if needed is available on the adjacent streets (limited) and the car park off Yallambee Road. This park is approximately 180 metres from the Expo hall.