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, after Sydney and Melbourne. Brisbane’s year-round warm climate, spectacular scenery and pleasant locals have been the draw-cards for many domestic and international visitors, making Brisbane the fastest-growing city in Australia.
Large enough to be cosmopolitan yet small enough to be friendly and accessible, this ‘garden metropolis’ is well-known for its leafy, open spaces and the pleasant pace of life that unfolds between the zig-zags of its iconic river. Even though Brisbane is rapidly developing and forward-thinking, it maintains a youthful enthusiasm and has what is arguably the most laid back and liveable atmosphere of any of the larger east-coast cities in Australia.