Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia with a population of around 1.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the southeast corner of Queensland and is 960km north of Sydney and 97km north of the Gold Coast.

Brisbane has a subtropical climate with temperatures ranging between 30-39 degrees in summer and a very pleasant 9-20 degrees in winter. Brisbane enjoys an average of 242 days a year of sunshine. There is no daylight saving in Queensland.

Suburbs of Brisbane

The majority of suburbs in Brisbane are an ideal location to live. Some suburbs are outside the accepted 30km radius and you will require Defence approval before you settle on a property in these suburbs.


Brisbane has both public and private schools for all levels. In Queensland, children under six years of age attend preschool, children from six years onwards attend primary school (years 1-7) and children 12 years and over attend high school (years 8 - 12).

There are also a range of tertiary institutions including:

For further information visit the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment website.

Child care

There are a number of child care facilities in Brisbane. The resources below may help you locate the right child care service for your family.

Bases nearby

  • Brisbane City to Enoggera - 8.2km
  • Brisbane to Bulimba - 8.2km
  • Brisbane to Amberley - 51.4km
  • Brisbane to Canungra - 76.5km

Public transport

Brisbane is the hub for the integrated South East Queensland public transport system that extends from Noosa to Coolangatta and west to Helidon.

The CityCat service operates a ferry on the river every day. You can buy tickets and get timetables from bus and ferry operators, newsagents, and Brisbane City Council customer service centres.

For more information about Brisbane buses, trains, CityCats and ferries visit the TransLink website.


Brisbane caters for almost all sport and recreational activities. Visit the local government website of the area you're interesting in to learn more about the local sports facilities and activities.


For a list of hospitals in Brisbane, visit the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website.