Brisbane Factsheet – International audience

Discover Brisbane – home to quintessential Australian experiences

Discover a vibrant, modern Australia city where the sunny climate matches the welcoming nature of the locals. There’s a wealth of experiences and attractions waiting for visitors.

  • Visit the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary and cuddle one of these friendly marsupials or hand-feed a kangaroo.
  • Take to Brisbane’s Moreton Bay, where you can hand-feed wild dolphins from Tangalooma Island Resort or get up close and personal with migrating humpback whales via a whale-watching cruise.
  • Soak up sun, sand and surf at nearby world-famous beach destinations such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast or discover World Heritage-listed rainforests.
  • Witness and participate in traditional song and dance passed down over many generations with the Yuggera Aboriginal dancers at Riverlife Mirrabooka.
  • Climb one of Brisbane’s landmarks with the Story Bridge Adventure Climb, one of only three bridge climbs of its type in the world.
  • Savour Brisbane’s thriving culinary scene where some of Australia’s top chefs serve up innovative menus using the freshest local produce in riverside precincts such as Eagle Street Pier and River Quay.
  • Roam the Eat Street Markets with its Asian-styled street food amid a colourful atmosphere and live entertainment.
  • Shop until you drop in precincts such as the Queen Street Mall and James Street, home to international brands, flagship stores and boutique retailers.
  • Discover the wonders of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct at the South Bank Parklands, where you can take in international performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, soak up the state’s natural history at the Queensland Museum or explore exclusive exhibitions at the largest institution of its kind in Australia – the Gallery of Modern Art.
  • Book a free walking tour with a Brisbane Greeter and find out about the city’s hidden secrets, special places and amazing stories.

Brisbane Fast Facts

  • Brisbane is Australia’s New World City, with an $AU146 billion economy
  • Successfully hosting the G20 Leaders Summit in 2014 enhanced Brisbane’s reputation as a city capable of hosting major events to the highest international standards.
  • Brisbane enjoys a sub-tropical climate with 283 days of sunshine per year.
  • A population of 2.2 million call Brisbane home, with a median age of 35.
  • Mandarin is the second most common language spoken at home after English.
  • The largest demographic in Brisbane is aged between 24 and 40.
  • More than a quarter of Brisbane residents were born overseas.
  • It is the closest Australian capital city on the eastern seaboard to Asia.
  • Brisbane is a global player in business, major events and international education.
  • It is also a research and innovation hub in the fields of life sciences, energy and resources, food and agribusiness and advanced manufacturing.
  • Brisbane’s South Bank precinct includes the southern hemisphere’s largest gallery of modern art: GOMA, as well as the world-class Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, venue of the Brisbane 2014 G20 Leaders summit.
  • It is regularly singled out as a city to watch with its optimal location, growing depth of talent, innovation and diverse economic growth potential.

Brisbane Factsheet – Australian audience

Discover Brisbane – bursting with new energy and vibrancy

Discover a confident city bursting with new energy and vibrancy at heart of a region blessed with sensational natural assets. There’s a wealth of experiences and attractions waiting for visitors.

  • Explore a region bound by iconic beach destinations such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast as well as beautiful offshore islands and a hinterland home to fresh produce and World Heritage-listed national parks.
  • Find out why Brisbane’s food scene is the talk of the country with some of Australia’s top chefs serving up innovative menus using the freshest produce in riverside precincts such as Eagle Street Pier and River Quay.
  • Spend time at the South Bank Parklands lifestyle, recreation and cultural precinct, home to Australia’s only inner-city beach and internationally-recognised institutions such as QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art), the Queensland Museum and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
  • Discover the birthplace of many internationally-acclaimed music acts including Powderfinger and Sheppard with inner-city Fortitude Valley home to a thriving live music scene, vibrant nightlife and eclectic rooftop venues.
  • Shop to you drop in the Queen Street Mall, Australia’s most successful pedestrian mall and home to flagship stores, international brands and boutique retailers.
  • Roam an extensive network of pedestrian and bicycle paths, with many accessing lush parklands and offering expansive views of the city and Brisbane River.
  • Browse through an extensive offering of local markets that provide everything from fresh produce and collectibles to locally-produced designer ware.
  • Hop aboard one of Brisbane’s popular CityCats and explore the city from the river or enjoy the a free CityHopper ferry service, a leisurely way to connect with the city’s inner precincts.
  • Book a free walking tour with a Brisbane Greeter and find out about the city’s hidden secrets, special places and amazing stories.

Brisbane Fast Facts

  • Brisbane is Australia’s New World City, with an $AU146 billion economy
  • Successfully hosting the G20 Leaders Summit in 2014 enhanced Brisbane’s reputation as a city capable of hosting major events to the highest international standards.
  • Brisbane enjoys a sub-tropical climate with 283 days of sunshine per year.
  • A population of 2.2 million calls Brisbane home, with a median age of 35.
  • Mandarin is the second most common language spoken at home after English.
  • The largest demographic in Brisbane is aged between 24 and 40.
  • More than a quarter of Brisbane residents were born overseas.
  • It is the closest Australian capital city on the eastern seaboard to Asia.
  • Brisbane is a global player in business, major events and international education.
  • It is also a research and innovation hub in the fields of life sciences, energy and resources, food and agribusiness and advanced manufacturing.
  • Brisbane’s South Bank precinct includes the southern hemisphere’s largest gallery of modern art: GOMA, as well as the world-class Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, venue of the Brisbane 2014 G20 Leaders summit.
  • It is regularly singled out as a city to watch with its optimal location, growing depth of talent, innovation and diverse economic growth potential.