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.

  • Country: Australia
  • Population: 1,270,000 inhab.
  • Mayor: Councillor Adrian Schrinner 
  • Area: 1,342.7 km2
  • Official language: English
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  • Olympic events: Summer Games 2032