Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens


A river curving and curling its way around the landscape makes Brisbane one of the most unique capital cities in Australia. Brisbane came into being long before the state of Queensland was established, when intrepid Surveyor General John Oxley named the river he discovered after the Governor of New South Wales – Thomas Brisbane – in 1823.


Pack a hat and a bottle of sunscreen. With 12 months of sunshine filled days and clear blue skies, Brisbane has a climate that sets the scene for year-round alfresco activities. Even in the midst of a Brisbane winter you’ll be yearning to play in the parks and dine outdoors.



 Time zone

Australian Eastern Standard Time

Departure Tax
Not Applicable

Doctors and Health

Duty Free Allowance

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Airlines and Airports
Brisbane only has one airport, but there are two terminals – the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal.

The most popular brands at our Brisbane stores are Leeuwin Estate, De Bortoli, Feral Brewing Co, Stone & Wood, Johnnie Walker, and Glen Moray. Dan Murphy’s offers the lowest price guaranteed for alcohol across Australia.

Bars & Nightclubs  

Currency and Credit cards

The Australian dollar. Credit cards such as American Express, Bankcard, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay and JCB are accepted in Australia. VISA or MasterCard can be used everywhere credit cards are accepted. American Express and Diners Club are accepted at major supermarkets, department store chains and tourist destinations.


Brisbane has pleasant weather all year-round. As such, when it comes to clothing and footwear, pack comfortable items. A mix of shorts and long pants and a light jacket should suffice. If you are visiting Brisbane in summer, be sure pack some wet weather gear and an umbrella as Brisbane often cops afternoon storms.

Mobile Phones


Post Office


The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Visa & Entry

Brisbane’s most popular religion at the 2021 census was Christianity at 44.3%, the most popular denominations of which were Catholicism (18.6%) and Anglicanism (9.7%). Brisbane’s CBD is home to two cathedrals – St John’s (Anglican) and St Stephen’s (Catholic).

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