LIVING IN BRISBANE

The capital of the beautiful Sunshine State, Brisbane (or “Brissie” as Aussies affectionately call it) is Australia’s third largest city. Winding along the Brisbane River, the CBD blends historic buildings with modern elegance.

Although the city’s history dates back to 1824, Brisbane rose to the world stage after hosting the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and World Expo in 1988. riverside gardens and man-made beaches • Cuddling a koala is a quintessential Aussie experience, and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is an ideal place to tick this off your bucket list. Other Australian animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, dingoes, snakes, and even crocodiles live in this compact sanctuary nestled on the Brisbane River.

  • Climb Brisbane’s Story Bridge… and abseil down it
  • hop aboard a boat and cruise along the beautiful Brisbane River before heading to the top of the Brisbane Wheel and Mount Coot-tha Lookout for panoramic city views
  • South Bank is filled with parklands, plazas, and promenades, as well as a diverse array of restaurants and exciting special events. This riverside paradise sits directly opposite the CBD, with Streets Beach at its center. A swim in the human-made lagoon is a popular choice on a warm Brisbane day
  • The vibrant Queen Street mall shopping precinct is home to more than 700 retailers showcasing local, national, and international designs and labels.
  • Easily accessible via a 75-minute ferry ride from downtown Brisbane, Moreton Island is the perfect day trip being the world’s third largest sand island
  • Brisbane City Services:

Bupa Brisbane CBD
Address: 91 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 13 41 35

Brisbane City Psychologists
Located in: Queen Street Mall
Address: 18/141 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 1300 751 204

Brisbane City Doctors
Address: Manor Apartments, Lower Ground Floor (next door to GPO, 289
Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3221 3366

Assist Group
Address: 20/300 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3088 2992

Royal Brisbane and Women Hospital (Emergency department Opens 24 hours)
Address: Butterfield St, Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3646 8111

Brisbane City Police Station
Address: 16 Mary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3258 2582 – Emergency: Phone: 000

Post Office
Address: 261 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 13 13 18

NAB branch
Address: 308-322 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 13 22 65

Commonwealth Bank
Address: 240 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3237 3111

ANZ Branch Queen and Creek Sts
Address: 324 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 13 13 14

Brisbane Visa and Citizenship Office, Department of Home Affairs
Address: 299 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 13 18 81

 Legal Aid
Address: 44 Herschel St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 1300 651 188