Get ready for Noosa

There's only a few months left until The Twelfth Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies, but if you can't wait to arrive, check out the information below on finding flights and transport, then listen to the Relax with Colloquium playlist.


Getting to Noosa couldn't be any easier. You can fly directly to Maroochydore, or choose a flight to Brisbane and you'll be on the beach 90 minutes after you leave the airport. We've included information on getting the cheapest fare, plus details for Oneworld and Velocity frequent flyer members travelling from Sydney or Melbourne (see airline websites for more cities).

Looking for the cheapest fare?


Kayak compares fares for hundreds of airlines, helping you find the cheapest and most convenient way to get to Noosa. Just type in your origin and select either Brisbane (BNE) or Maroochydore Airport (MCY) depending on the options available.

Oneworld members





Qantas Frequent Flyers can choose to fly with either Qantas or Jetstar to earn points and use Oneworld premium services (airport lounges, priority check-in and more) where applicable. Both Qantas and Jetstar offer direct flights to Maroochydore and Brisbane Airports.

velocity members



Velocity members can fly with Virgin Australia to earn points and use Velocity premium services (airport lounges, priority check-in and more) where applicable. Virgin Australia flies directly to Maroochydore, and to Brisbane Airport, several times each day.


Whether you touch down in Brisbane or Maroochydore, there are plenty of travel options to get from the airport to the beach. All of the major rental car providers have outlets at both airports, and if you're in Maroochydore, local taxis, shuttles and public transport can also get you to Noosa if you prefer.

Rent a car

Click on any of the car rental providers above to book your car from Brisbane Airport or Maroochydore. It usually takes no more than 90 minutes to drive from Brisbane, or just over 30 minutes from Maroochydore.



Brisbane Airport has several taxi providers available on demand, but if you're touching down in Maroochydore, you can also book a taxi with Noosa V.I.P. Limousines ahead of time.

shuttles & public transport

There are several shuttle services and public transport providers available from Maroochydore. There's a full list and more details on the Sunshine Coast Airport website.

Socialise with us

We've begun sending out lecture alerts, updated information, plus all the latest events and activities happening in Noosa on Twitter and Facebook. During the conference, you can also ask our lecturers questions or send a comment and they'll reply right after their presentation. Join the event on Facebook to add it to your calendar.

Relax in style

We're often asked about the music that plays before each lecture at Update in Paediatric Emergencies, so we've put together some of the best known tracks from the last nine years, plus some new favourites, to create a relaxing collection of indie and downtempo electronica. Take it with you to the beach, or feel like you're there already by listening to the playlist in full below. Just sign up for a free Spotify account, and it's yours.

Countdown to Noosa