Australia’s largest local government authority and the state capital of Queensland, Brisbane is a thriving multicultural city, with an innovation-led economy, world-class educational institutions and an enviable outdoor lifestyle. In 2021, Brisbane was announced as Host City of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A thriving economy
Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing city, with a thriving $182 billion economy set to flourish significantly over the next decade due to its close proximity to Australia’s largest export markets, rising population growth, and a predicted employment boom in several key industries. Brisbane is rapidly evolving, undergoing major transformation and revival, as the city progresses its long-term plans for the future and prepares to host the 2032 Games.
283 days of sunshine every year
Brisbane’s vibrant outdoor lifestyle is the envy of most cities, with a subtropical climate, 283 days of sunshine every year and a vast network of parklands and pathways ripe for walking and cycling.
The city’s liveability, affordability, accessibility, and ease, coupled with friendly and welcoming locals, make Brisbane a unique global destination.
Infrastructure and active transport
Brisbane is a city on the move, with airport capacity on par with Hong Kong and Singapore, and a $15 billion infrastructure pipeline that includes public and active transport projects such as the $1.2 billion high-frequency Brisbane Metro service and $550 million Green Bridges Program.
Clean, green and sustainable
Brisbane has been a leader in sustainability practices for more than 20 years and has twice been named Australia’s most sustainable city. Brisbane City Council is taking real and practical action to deliver a low-carbon and climate resilient city, focusing on the performance of its own operations, as well as delivering initiatives to support Brisbane residents and businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Population: 1,270,000 inhab.
Mayor: Councillor Adrian Schrinner
Area: 1,342.7 km2
Official language: English
Official website: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/
Olympic events: Summer Games 2032