About Brisbane

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Quick Reference Guide: Destination information, Planning your day, Public Transport information.

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Major Events Calendar

Visit Brisbane: Events & attractions.

Top 10 Things to do in Brisbane

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Australia Zoo


Victoria Bridge to Brisbane CBD (photo by Andrew Sutherland) Story Bridge at Dusk (photo by Andrew Sutherland) Aerial view of Brisbane CBD  (photo by Brisbane Marketing) Southbank Beach, Southbank  (photo by Brisbane Marketing) Shipwrecks on Moreton Island  (photo by Brisbane Marketing) The Story Bridge, Brisbane  (photo by Brisbane Marketing) View of Brisbane CBD from Kangaroo Point  (photo by Brisbane Marketing) Kayaking on the Brisbane River  (photo by Brisbane Marketing)
View of Brisbane CBD from Kangaroo Point (photo by Brisbane Marketing)

Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland. It has a population of about 2 million people, making it the third-largest city in Australia.

It’s a positive attitude and creative confidence that makes Brisbane a genuine new-world city. Even though Brisbane is rapidly developing and forward-thinking, it maintains a youthful enthusiasm and has what is arguably the most vibrant, laid back and friendliest atmosphere of any east-coast capital city.

Gaining international exposure during the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the 1988 World Expo and the 2001 Goodwill Games, Brisbane’s year-round warm climate, spectacular scenery and pleasant locals has been the draw-card for many domestic and international visitors, making Brisbane the fastest-growing city in Australia.

Quick Facts about Brisbane

  • Brisbane is the second fastest growing city in the world behind Phoenix, Arizona
  • Brisbane is the birth place of the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine
  • Brisbane is the closest major Australian capital to the eastern seaboard
  • The Brisbane River is older than the Nile
  • Brisbane is known as Australia’s ‘Most Livable City’

About Queensland