6 MAY - 12 MAY 2018


Beef Australia 2015 - Handshakes

Beef Australia is Australia’s principal Beef industry expo.  As well as a special international program, Beef Australia 2018 will feature industry education, innovation and network outcomes designed to allow unprecedented opportunities to learn and explore new ways of increasing productivity and competitiveness in your facet of the beef supply chain in today’s global market.

Held only every three years, Beef Australia attracts more than 90,000 visitors from over 40 different countries.  The event has grown to be internationally recognised as a celebration of all facets of the beef industry, both in Australia and with our global trading partners.

Beef Australia will be a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with the Australian beef industry and to meet those passionately involved in all aspects of our supply chain.  Visitors from overseas will be given free entry to the expo, as well as access to the Qantaslink International Business Lounge and to Handshakes 2018, our business matching program aimed at facilitating trade.  Many international visitors will be invited to a number of high-level industry functions and networking events attended by the leaders of the Australian beef industry.

Rockhampton Showgrounds where Beef Australia 2018 is held are located in Central Queensland Australia approximately 630kms from Brisbane (which is the capital city of Queensland) and 715 kms from the well-known tourist destination the Gold Coast.

Flights to Rockhampton predominately leave from the domestic terminal of the Brisbane airport (a shuttle is available between the domestic and international airports in Brisbane). On arrival in Rockhampton, hire cars and taxis are available at the Rockhampton airport, limited parking near the venue is available and shuttle buses are available.

Plan your attendance now.

Qantas is Beef Australia’s preferred airline.  Below is an outline of some of the fantastic services on offer to Beef Australia visitors and delegates.

Qantas Conference Online

For delegates travelling individually, Conference Online is an easy way to organise your next conference or event.  Benefits include:

  • Access to the most competitive domestic and international fares
  • Quick and easy 24 hour booking access including hyperlink to Qantas.com booking engine
  • Frequent Flyer points on flown Qantas flights

To request a Qantas Conference online, complete the application form, accepting the attached terms and conditions.


Qantas Group Travel

For delegates travelling together as a group of 10 or more, or have 20 or more passengers travelling to the same destination from multiple departure points for a common purpose, Qantas Group Travel has you covered.  Benefits include:

  • Competitive fare options
  • Flexible deposit conditions
  • Delayed payment, naming and ticketing
  • Unique itineraries; multi-stop, multi origin and separate side trips
  • Assisted group services

Group bookings require all flight itineraries and payments to be coordinated by a single contact person.  To request a group quote online for flights only, complete the application form.


If you would like more information, or to speak to our Conference and Group team, please call 13 26 24 or e-mail conference@qantas.com.au

Visa Applications

Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa.  The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.  Please click on this link to find all the up to date visa information.