IAVE Youth Conference, Dates: 15 -17 September 2014, 

Address: Watermark Hotel & Spa 
3032 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, 
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland
Ph +61 7 5588 8333
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World Volunteer Conference, Date: 17 – 20 September 2014

Address: (GCCEC) Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre 
2684 – 2690 Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach, Queensland Australia
Ph +61 7 5504 4000
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How to Get There



Youth Conference Venue: Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast is located in Surfers Paradise and is just 3 blocks south of Cavill Avenue (the main street in the heart of Surfers Paradise).

World Conference Venue: The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the heart of Broadbeach on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive.

From Gold Coast Airport:
Please Note: Gold Coast Airport has both Domestic and International terminals and if you are flying please note this is the Airport that will be easiest and quickest to get to the Watermark Hotel. The Gold Coast Airport is just 30 minutes south of the the Watermark Hotel with regular flights from all capital cities and some Queensland regional centres. 
Regular shuttle services are available from Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise. There are also bus and train routes available from the Airport and will take approximately 1 hour by public transport to reach the watermark hotel. 
Taxis: Ample taxi’s are available from the airport and travel time is around 30 minutes to the venue in non-peak conditions. 
From Brisbane Airport:
Train: The Airtrain service is available from both the Domestic and International Terminal stations at Brisbane Airport, with trains departing every 15 minutes in peak periods and every 30 minutes in non-peak periods. The closest Train Station to the Convention Centre is Nerang Station. This train will take approximately 1 hour 35 minutes from Brisbane airport to Nerang station and then it is a 20 minute car ride to the Watermark Hotel. 
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Buses: There is also public transport available and you can catch a Surfside bus from the Nerang train station to a bus stop located on Remembrance Drive near the Watermark Hotel which will take approximately 20 minutes.
For further information regarding buses and to plan your journey click here
Taxi: There are ample taxis available at the Brisbane Airport however it is approximately 1 hour travel time in off-peak traffic conditions.
For the BEST option consider the Gold Coast Door to Door option if flying into Brisbane Airport
Driving to the Youth Conference Venue- Watermark Hotel:
When traveling southbound from Brisbane (78km) take the Gold Coast Highway turn left into Hamilton Avenue.
When travelling northbound to the Gold Coast, take the Gold Coast Highway, turn left onto Peninsular Drive and U Turn at the roundabout. Turn right on the Gold Coast Highway and left on Hamilton Avenue.
Driving to the World Conference Venue- Gold Coast Convention Centre:
When traveling southbound from Brisbane (78km) take the Broadbeach Motorway Exit and follow the directions to Broadbeach. Just after the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre turn left at the next set of lights. This will bring you out onto the Gold Coast Highway. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is situated on the corner of the next street, just after Jupiters Casino.
The Gold Coast is 900km north of Sydney and is accessible by either the Pacific Highway or the inland New England Highway. If travelling northbound from Sydney take exit 89- Tallebudgera Creek Road and follow West Burleigh Road to Gold Coast Highway.
Parking at the Youth Conference Venue: 
Undercover parking is available at the Watermark Hotel for $15 per night.
Parking at the World Conference Venue:
Undercover car spaces are available for short-term parking. A daily rate of $10 inclusive of GST is charged for car parking at the centre. The car park entrance is at the northern end of the building, accessible from the traffic lights off the Gold Coast Highway and main driveway off TE Peters Drive.






15 August Standard registration open 
10 September  Online registration closes 
15-20 September Conference runs