BRISBANE


Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland – Australia’s second largest state by area. In addition to being the third most populous city in Australia, Brisbane is the largest of Australia’s six capital cities by geographic area and the third largest in the world, occupying about 1140sqkm.

Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing city and is rated the world’s sixth best business destination by the Economist Magazine. The seat of government and commerce in the state of Queensland, Brisbane has a population of 1.8 million.
The winding reaches of the Brisbane River are a prominent feature of the landscape, as are hilly suburban pockets and extensive parkland areas. Brisbane’s positioning in the Macleay Overlap, a mixing zone between western, temperate and subtropical ecosystems, also makes it one of the most bio-diverse regions in Australia.

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Location

Located on the eastern seaboard of Australia with a latitude of almost 28 degrees south and a longitude of roughly 153 degrees east, Brisbane enjoys the closest proximity to Asia of any Australian capital city on the eastern seaboard.

The gateway to the country’s most popular tourist region, Brisbane is serviced by world class domestic and international airports located just 20 minutes from the city centre. Brisbane International Airport operates 24/7 and has direct international flights each week.

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Climate

Brisbane is a subtropical paradise, blessed with wonderful, warm sunshine throughout the year with overnight lows of 9°C to traditionally dry and moderately warm daily highs of 20°C.

For the latest conditions, visit the Bureau of Meteorology site bom.gov.au and follow the Queensland links.

Sun protection: When out sight-seeing, always wear a shirt, hat, sunglasses and good sunscreen, even on cloudy days. Reapply sunscreen regularly if spending the whole day outdoors. Try to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day when it is strongest. Always drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.