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Brisbane is a lively, cosmopolitan city with excellent restaurants, beautiful riverside parks, a busy cultural calendar and a great nightlife. Its fantastic weather year-round has allowed outdoor activities to thrive and develop a vibrant café culture.

The city is surrounded by some of the state’s major tourist attractions, and there is an abundant choice of daytrips whether it be to the coast for the golden beaches, or inland for some of Queensland’s serene bushland, there is something for everybody.


Population 1.9 million
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours City retailers trade Monday-Thursday 9 am-6 pm, Friday 9 am–9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-5 pm.
Newspapers The Courier Mail
The Australian
The Weekend Australian
Sunday Mail
Quest Newspapers
Brisbane News
Emergency numbers Police, fire, ambulance: 000
Poisons Information:
+61 7 131 126
Tourist information Visitor Information Centre
Queen Street Mall
+61 7 3006 6290