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10am to 4pm
Parliamentary Annexe, Brisbane
This is one of many pre-events leading up to the National Day of Prayer & Fasting on 7 February 2015 in Canberra and in local churches around Australia.
Where is the QLD Pre-event? Parliamentary Annexe in Brisbane, next door to Parliament House, entrance off Alice St, near the corner of Gardens Point Rd, William St (& George St). This is the same location as 2015. For transport options see below.
When? Saturday 30 January 2016, 10am to 4pm. You are encouraged to stay the whole day. If you cannot then there will be a short break at 1 pm when people can leave or enter. The day will end by marching out of the building to Speakers’ Corner where a 72-hour non-stop Bible Reading Marathon will begin. For details about the Bible Reading Marathon go to
Registration? Because of security issues you MUST register so that names can be given to authorities prior to the event. Therefore registrations will close at midnight on 28 January. Book your place NOW www.qdopf2016.eventbrite.com.au
Cost? There is no charge to register. A love offering can be given when registering or on the day to help cover the considerable costs for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting in Canberra and events around Australia (hall hire, adverts etc.)
Security? Please cooperate with any security procedures that Parliament House may deem necessary. Baggage will be screened like it is at the airport upon entry so allow plenty of time to get through security.
Food? We encourage everyone to fast during this time. If you must eat, you can slip out in the short break and snack on something you have brought from home. Water will be available. Bring a cardigan as the air conditioning can be cold!
Who may come? All Christians who believe in prayer as the answer for our present local, state and national situation.
We would like to see as many churches as possible from many different denominations, suburbs and centres represented. So please spread the word to your friends, family, and church. Promotional materials to help you are available at Posters & Flyers.
Children? No babysitting will be provided. Older children may come accompanied by a guardian, provided that they wish to participate/pray.
Before coming? Please ask God to reveal any issues of forgiveness or reconciliation or repentance that need to take place in your heart, before you arrive. Also seek God (individually and in your churches) for what is on His heart for the city, state and nation, and how He wants us to pray. The theme for 2015 is JESUS.
Help needed! We are relying a lot on emails, social media and word-of-mouth to get the message out, so please share this widely. Volunteers will be needed before and on the day. Please let us know if you can help.
For More Info:
or phone Wes Leake 0413 388 840 or Jason Rawlings 0417757421
Travelling to the QLD Day of Prayer & Fasting
Transport: To plan your journey options from your suburb/church consider using www.translink.com.au or http://jp.translink.com.au/travel-information/journey-planner or ringing Translink on 131230. Note if you have made 9 trips (or 5 work days) on your Go Card during the week, the travel on Saturday will be free.
- The ‘Gardens Point’ City Cat jetty is next to the Parliament House (B & C) car parks. The Parliament House Annex is nearly straight ahead upon exiting the jetty. This involves the least walking out of any of the public transport (and most private transport) choices.
- From Central Railway Station, it is a 1.4 km walk or 15-20 min down Edward St & then right into Alice St.
- From Southbank Train Station, it is a 1.6 km walk or 20-25 min walk across the Goodwill footbridge to Gardens Pt, and then along the river beside QUT.
- Catch a bus into the Queen St Mall or nearby and then walk down George/Albert/Edward St and then right into Alice St. Alternatively, if you like a longer walk, catch a bus to the Cultural Centre at South Bank and then walk across either the Victoria Bridge or the Goodwill Bridge.
- City Loop CBD bus service does not run on weekends.
- Consider using the bike/walking paths along the Brisbane River, or crossing from Southbank at the Goodwill Bridge. You have arrived when you see the ‘Gardens Point’ City Cat jetty, turn inland towards the Parliament House on a path between the Parliament House car parks.
- Access to walkway/bikeway in the City can be gained from Makerston St (if coming from Roma St Railway Station), Ann St or Queen St (from mall cross the road at Brisbane Square/BCC Library near Victoria Bridge).
- Especially if the weather is hot and humid, consider bringing some water with you to consume on the way. Note that there is no bicycle parking at Parliament House.
Please think about carpooling from your church or with others.
- Off peak parking meters have been rolled out through the CBD and Southbank so this is not a good option.
- Limited free parking is available in the visitors’ car park of Parliament House (Car Park B – not the one for Parliamentary staff). There are enough spaces for 60 cars only so arrive early. To get to Car Park B drive down Alice St towards the river, make a sharp left into Gardens Point Rd (just before you are about it enter the Expressway South). Keep veering right so keeping the car park area on your left until you come to the carpark with the boom gate. You will need to press a button at the boom gate and then tell security that you wish to attend the National Day of Prayer & Fasting Meeting at the Parliament House Annexe, they will then raise the boom gate for you.
- Parking under the Riverside Expressway on QUT grounds is designed for students only, it typically costs around $4 for 2 hrs, and $8 for 4 hrs. (A “bonus” infringement notice from a parking officer can be given if you stay longer than the maximum 4 hrs).