Mine Closure 2022 Host City

15th International Conference on Mine Closure
4-6 October 2022 | Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Brisbane, QLD

The host city for Mine Closure 2022 is Brisbane, capital of Queensland. Brisbane is a large city located on the banks of the Brisbane River. The city is home to a number of cultural and sporting institutions and is overlooked by Mt Coot-tha, the site of the city’s botanical gardens.

Innovative, modern and welcoming, Brisbane has been rated in the top 30% of the world’s fastest growing cities and in the top 10 cities in the world for lifestyle and talent.

A well-connected and walkable city, Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate with an average of 283 days of sunshine every year.

Visitor itineraries

To help make planning your free time in Brisbane easier, there are a number of suggested itineraries that you can choose from which include activities ranging from cuddling koalas and seeing wild dolphins to tasting the best fresh local produce and swimming at Australia’s only inner-city beach in the pristine South Bank Parklands.

The ACG would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Turrbal and Jagera/Yuggera Peoples, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our conference will take place. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.


If you are flying into the Brisbane airport, we have secured a discounted rate for UMT 2020 delegates on Airtrain. This will allow you to pre-purchase your return train travel from the airport to the Brisbane CBD.

Promocode: UMT2020
Valid for Booking on the website from the: 27th October 2020
For Travel dates between: 1 November – 8 November 2020
Tickets: Return CBD $25.00 PP

Only redeemable online at www.airtrain.com.au

Please note: If delegates book outside the above travel dates the normal fares will apply.

Instructions to purchase:

  • Head to www.airtrain.com.au
  • Select the Book Tickets button
  • Select From destination as the Airport Domestic or Airport International
  • Select To destination as Brisbane and choose Central station:
  • Select Return button
  • Choose departure and return date
  • Select the amount of passengers
  • Enter passenger details
  • Select Credit Card or Paypal
  • Press Got a Promo Code? Click Here and type in the promo code UMT2020
  • Enter payment details
  • Select the check boxes and press the Confirm booking button

City Terms and Conditions: This offer is available for bookings made between 27 Oct 20 to 8 Nov 20. Valid for travel from 1 Nov 20 to 8 Nov 20. Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Your city ticket is valid for travel to and from all stations between the Airport and South Brisbane, including Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central and Roma Street stations. Children 14 years and under travel free to city stations when accompanied by a paying adult and using paper ticket or e-ticket purchased from www.airtrain.com.au. For Airtrain’s full terms and conditions visit https://www.airtrain.com.au/terms-and-conditions/.

Useful apps

To help navigate your way around Brisbane, here is a suggested list of apps that may come in handy:



TransLink’s bus, ferry and train network will get you just about anywhere you need to go, and the app offers up timetables, a journey planner, real-time updates and a trip announcer that tracks your trip in real time – so even when you have no idea where you are, the app will alert you when you need to get off.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Brisbane Airport

Anything you need to know about Brisbane Airport? Chances are, the answer is on this app. Check your flight status, grab the latest departure and arrival flight information, find parking information and deals, or check out where to shop and grab a bite before you board with the Brisbane Airport app.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Black & White Cabs

Book your taxi for when you need it, track the cars live and receive fare estimates prior to booking with Black & White Cabs’ app. Oh, and it’s quicker than waiting in the queue at peak hour. Winning.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Yellow Cabs

Skip the queue and book your trip home (or out) via Yellow Cabs’ app. There’s live tracking, ‘on approach’ notifications and the ability to favourite locations to save time when rebooking trips you take regularly.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play


Brisbane Airport has a dedicated pickup point for Uber and they’re widely available to catch at all hours of the day and night. Our recommendation? Get your Uber rating up by making friends with the friendly Uber drivers.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play

Eat & Drink


Sift through the city’s best restaurants and nab a table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose from fine dining, your favourite cuisine or even alfresco eating and see if you can grab a deal from one of Brisbane’s fanciest restaurants.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play


Choose from more than 100 restaurants around Brisbane and book a table for breakfast, lunch, dinner … or all three. Find local favourites, newly opened venues or somewhere that serves a mean steak.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play


A queue? What’s a queue? Pre-order coffee and food from cafes around Brisbane through the Skip app and you’ll never have to wait in line – or carry loose change – again.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play



Brisbane prides itself on the three-hundred-and-something days of sunshine per year, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. Don’t get caught out just because it’s sunny when you leave the hotel in the morning.

Weatherzone’s app not only offers up the weekly forecast, but also provides the humidity (trust us, you’ll need to know this) and the weather radar so you can check if there’s anything due to pour down from those dark clouds looming in the west.

Cost: Free
Download: App store & Google Play