Brisbane, with a population in excess of 1.6 million people, is the capital and major city of Queensland, Australia's 3rd largest state by population and 2nd largest by area. Brisbane is Australia's subtropical metropolis, the nation's 3rd largest city and rapidly growing to the point where it is predicted to one day surpass Melbourne and become Australia's 2nd largest city.
Brisbane is nestled in the south-east corner of Queensland, at the heart of a region expected to house a quarter of Australia's population in as little as 25 years. A commercial and transport hub, Brisbane is the gateway to the popular beachside playgrounds of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Increasingly recognised as a thriving, vibrant and exciting city, Brisbane came of age during the 1980s as host city to the 1982 Commonwealth Games and World Expo '88. With a beautiful climate, good transport links and relaxed lifestyle, Brisbane continues to attract new residents, both young and old, from far and wide.
This modern and growing city has become known to locals as 'Bris Vegas', a perfect encapsulation of its vibrant atmosphere. There also remains something quintessentially Australian about the place, a spirit captured by locals who also continue to refer to their city as 'a big country town'.