Brisbane

Area

The Brisbane metropolitan area is the area surrounding Brisbane city which is Queensland’s state capital. Named after the Brisbane river which flows through the city and out into Moreton Bay, the  area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the river Valley between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range.

The Brisbane area is the third-most popular destination for international tourists after Sydney and Melbourne and is an ideal gateway to explore Queensland’s other popular destinations including the neighbouring Gold Coast and Sunshine coast. There is a wealth of things to see and do in the Brisbane area with easy access to waterways, parklands and of course the vibrant city scene with it’s many markets, galleries and shopping opportunities.

Brisbane’s enticing energy sets the scene for the dynamic landscapes that surround the city in every direction. Whether you’re heading out of town for country markets, events, and world-class exhibitions or lush green spaces, idyllic islands and natural wonders, you’ll find a wide range of unique attractions whichever way you choose to roam. Highlights of Brisbane’s regions include:

Scenic Rim
Follow the changing landscape west and you’ll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane’s world-heritage listed backyard, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms. Food and wine, romantic escapes, camping, bushwalking, country pubs, art, history and adventures are all here, tied together by the landscape and the beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout the area.

Country Valleys
The rolling hills and green open spaces of the Country Valleys provide postcard perfect views of endless horizons, sleepy towns and pristine lakes that make it hard to believe you’re only an hour away from the lights of the big city.

Ipswich
As Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich will charm you with its rich history and handsome heritage buildings right before it reveals its vibrant cultural scene and growing cosmopolitan dining options.

Moreton Bay and Islands
Explore the aquatic playground and marine sanctuary that is Moreton Bay and Islands, encompassing 125 kilometres of stunning blue waters. Brimming with natural wonders and home to two of the world’s largest sand islands – Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island – this diverse paradise is famous for its white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and array of outdoor activities.

The many bayside villages in the area are a mere 25 kilometres from Brisbane Central Business District and provide a charming community of restaurants, cafes, a winery commanding expansive bay views, independent art galleries, museums and bayside picnic spots. For a special and unique treat visit between June and October to see pods of whales putting on a show.

Quick Facts

The Brisbane area is a local government area (LGA) in Queensland. This area is home to 188 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Brisbane area is located approximately 1kms from the capital Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Brisbane

Area City
Brisbane City

Brisbane

Urban CBD

Population: 9460 | Brisbane

From Queensland's largest selection of fashion and award-winning food and drink, to countless entertainment options, The...

Portside Wharf

Place Of Interest

Brisbane

Portside Wharf is one of Brisbane's more modern landmarks, a lifestyle hub with residents, high-end retailers...

Streets Beach, South Bank

South Bank

Place Of Interest

Brisbane

South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the...

St Helena Island

St Helena Island

Place Of Interest

Brisbane

Despite being the only island in Moreton Bay with a holy name, St Helena Island has...

Acacia Ridge

Suburb

Population: 7429 | Brisbane

Albion (Brisbane)

Suburb

Population: 2296 | Brisbane

Alderley

Suburb

Population: 6117 | Brisbane

Algester

Suburb

Population: 8433 | Brisbane

Annerley

Suburb

Population: 11336 | Brisbane

Anstead

Suburb

Population: 1509 | Brisbane

Archerfield

Suburb

Population: 544 | Brisbane

Ascot (Brisbane)

Suburb

Population: 5777 | Brisbane

Ashgrove

Suburb

Population: 13039 | Brisbane

Aspley

Suburb

Population: 12108 | Brisbane

Auchenflower

Suburb

Population: 5870 | Brisbane

Bald Hills

Suburb

Population: 6502 | Brisbane

Balmoral

Suburb

Population: 3893 | Brisbane

Banyo

Suburb

Population: 5868 | Brisbane

Bardon

Suburb

Population: 9500 | Brisbane

Bellbowrie

Suburb

Population: 5462 | Brisbane

Boondall Wetlands

Boondall

Suburb

Population: 9217 | Brisbane

Best known as the home of Brisbane's premier concert hall, entertainment centre and sporting complex, the...

Bowen Hills

Suburb

Population: 3226 | Brisbane

Bracken Ridge

Suburb

Population: 16936 | Brisbane

Bridgeman Downs

Suburb

Population: 8440 | Brisbane

Brighton

Suburb

Population: 9479 | Brisbane

Brookfield

Suburb

Population: 3524 | Brisbane

Bulimba and Hawthorne

Bulimba

Suburb

Population: 6843 | Brisbane

With features reminiscent of an old fishing town, the quaint riverside suburbs of Bulimba and Hawthorne...

Calamvale

Suburb

Population: 17124 | Brisbane

Camp Hill

Suburb

Population: 11202 | Brisbane

Cannon Hill

Suburb

Population: 5533 | Brisbane

Carina

Suburb

Population: 11019 | Brisbane

Carina Heights

Suburb

Population: 6732 | Brisbane

Carindale

Suburb

Population: 15740 | Brisbane

Carseldine

Suburb

Population: 9541 | Brisbane

Chapel Hill

Suburb

Population: 10113 | Brisbane

Chelmer

Suburb

Population: 2998 | Brisbane

Chermside

Chermside

Suburb

Population: 9315 | Brisbane

Chermside is unofficially recognised as the mini central business district of Brisbane's northern suburbs. The suburb...

Chermside West

Suburb

Population: 6458 | Brisbane

Clayfield

Suburb

Population: 10555 | Brisbane

Coopers Plains

Suburb

Population: 5483 | Brisbane

Coorparoo

Suburb

Population: 16282 | Brisbane

Corinda

Suburb

Population: 5064 | Brisbane

Darra

Suburb

Population: 4343 | Brisbane

Deagon

Suburb

Population: 3675 | Brisbane

Doolandella

Suburb

Population: 4817 | Brisbane

Drewvale

Suburb

Population: 4476 | Brisbane

Durack

Suburb

Population: 7487 | Brisbane

Dutton Park

Suburb

Population: 2024 | Brisbane

Eagle Farm Racecourse

Eagle Farm

Suburb

Brisbane

The Brisbane suburb of Eagle Farm is synonymous with horse racing due to the nearby location...

East Brisbane

Suburb

Population: 5934 | Brisbane

Eight Mile Plains

Suburb

Population: 15322 | Brisbane

Ellen Grove

Suburb

Population: 2906 | Brisbane

Enoggera

Suburb

Population: 5157 | Brisbane

Everton Park

Suburb

Population: 8862 | Brisbane

Fairfield

Suburb

Population: 2980 | Brisbane

Ferny Grove

Suburb

Population: 5725 | Brisbane

Fig Tree Pocket

Suburb

Population: 4045 | Brisbane

Fitzgibbon

Suburb

Population: 5656 | Brisbane

Forest Lake

Suburb

Population: 22904 | Brisbane

Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley

Suburb

Population: 6978 | Brisbane

Live. Loud. ProudFortitude Valley is a contradiction in itself, raw yet sophisticated, where elegance and style...

Gaythorne

Suburb

Population: 3023 | Brisbane

Geebung

Suburb

Population: 4626 | Brisbane

Gordon Park

Suburb

Population: 4231 | Brisbane

Graceville

Suburb

Population: 4634 | Brisbane

Grange

Suburb

Population: 4318 | Brisbane

Greenslopes

Suburb

Population: 8936 | Brisbane

Gumdale

Suburb

Population: 2118 | Brisbane

Hamilton

Hamilton

Suburb

Population: 6995 | Brisbane

Towards the river, Portside Wharf sits among trendy riverside apartments, boasting modern, world-class restaurants, designer fashion,...

Hawthorne

Suburb

Population: 4989 | Brisbane

Heathwood

Suburb

Population: 2794 | Brisbane

Hemmant

Suburb

Population: 2385 | Brisbane

Hendra

Suburb

Population: 4625 | Brisbane

Herston

Suburb

Population: 2215 | Brisbane

Highgate Hill

Suburb

Population: 6194 | Brisbane

Holland Park

Suburb

Population: 8111 | Brisbane

Holland Park West

Suburb

Population: 6376 | Brisbane

Inala

Suburb

Population: 14849 | Brisbane

Indooroopilly

Suburb

Population: 12242 | Brisbane

Jamboree Heights

Suburb

Population: 3093 | Brisbane

Jindalee

Suburb

Population: 5320 | Brisbane

Kalinga

Suburb

Population: 2126 | Brisbane

Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point

Suburb

Population: 8063 | Brisbane

Few other suburbs in Brisbane can match Kangaroo Point for its views and natural beauty. Standing...

Karana Downs

Suburb

Population: 3862 | Brisbane

Karawatha

Suburb

Population: 19 | Brisbane

Kedron

Suburb

Population: 9359 | Brisbane

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove

Suburb

Population: 7927 | Brisbane

Get Creatively Unleashed at Kelvin Grove.Kelvin Grove is no ordinary university village. Communiversity as it is...

Kenmore

Suburb

Population: 8960 | Brisbane

Kenmore Hills

Suburb

Population: 2402 | Brisbane

Keperra

Suburb

Population: 6807 | Brisbane

Kuraby

Suburb

Population: 8108 | Brisbane

Larapinta

Suburb

Brisbane

Lota

Suburb

Population: 3256 | Brisbane

Lutwyche

Suburb

Population: 3454 | Brisbane

Lytton

Lytton

Suburb

Population: 6 | Brisbane

Lytton, near the mouth of the Brisbane River and Port of Brisbane, is one of the...

Macgregor

Suburb

Population: 5844 | Brisbane

Mackenzie (Brisbane)

Suburb

Population: 2094 | Brisbane

Manly

Manly

Suburb

Population: 4064 | Brisbane

With immediate access to Moreton Bay, Manly is a boat lover's dream. The centerpiece of Manly...

Manly West

Suburb

Population: 11978 | Brisbane

Mansfield

Suburb

Population: 8695 | Brisbane

McDowall

Suburb

Population: 7237 | Brisbane

Middle Park

Suburb

Population: 3955 | Brisbane

Regatta Hotel

Milton

Suburb

Population: 2274 | Brisbane

Milton is Icons and Espressos.Park Road is the original cafe strip, one of the first suburbs...

Mitchelton

Suburb

Population: 8559 | Brisbane

Moggill

Suburb

Population: 4641 | Brisbane

Moorooka

Suburb

Population: 10368 | Brisbane

Morningside

Suburb

Population: 10481 | Brisbane

Mount Crosby

Suburb

Population: 1832 | Brisbane

Mount Gravatt

Suburb

Population: 3366 | Brisbane

Mount Gravatt East

Suburb

Population: 11838 | Brisbane

Mount Ommaney

Suburb

Population: 2360 | Brisbane

Murarrie

Suburb

Population: 4303 | Brisbane

Nathan

Suburb

Population: 1183 | Brisbane

New Farm and Teneriffe

New Farm

Suburb

Population: 12542 | Brisbane

Food. Parks. Culture.Originally a farming area and later an industrial hub with boat moorings and commercial...

Newmarket

Suburb

Population: 4979 | Brisbane

Newstead House

Newstead

Suburb

Population: 2193 | Brisbane

Cool craft beer and live music are a feature of this funky inner-city neighbourhood adjacent to...

Norman Park

Suburb

Population: 6287 | Brisbane

Northgate

Suburb

Population: 4568 | Brisbane

Nudgee

Suburb

Population: 3578 | Brisbane

Nudgee Beach

Suburb

Population: 263 | Brisbane

Nundah

Suburb

Population: 12141 | Brisbane

Oxley

Suburb

Population: 8336 | Brisbane

Paddington

Paddington

Suburb

Population: 8562 | Brisbane

Paddington is hills, cottages and boutiques. The rolling and leafy hills of Paddington and Rosalie are...

Pallara

Suburb

Population: 511 | Brisbane

Parkinson

Suburb

Population: 10878 | Brisbane

Petrie Terrace

Suburb

Population: 1124 | Brisbane

Pinjarra Hills

Suburb

Population: 606 | Brisbane

Pinkenba

Suburb

Population: 368 | Brisbane

Port Of Brisbane

Suburb

Brisbane

Ransome

Suburb

Population: 405 | Brisbane

Red Hill (Brisbane)

Suburb

Population: 5560 | Brisbane

Richlands

Suburb

Population: 3598 | Brisbane

Riverhills

Suburb

Population: 4042 | Brisbane

Robertson

Suburb

Population: 4973 | Brisbane

Rocklea

Suburb

Population: 1595 | Brisbane

Runcorn

Suburb

Population: 14592 | Brisbane

Salisbury

Suburb

Population: 6290 | Brisbane

Sandgate

Sandgate

Suburb

Population: 4909 | Brisbane

The architectural beauty of both civic and residential buildings throughout Sandgate makes this coastal village one...

Seven Hills

Suburb

Population: 2211 | Brisbane

Seventeen Mile Rocks

Suburb

Population: 2720 | Brisbane

Sherwood

Suburb

Population: 5313 | Brisbane

Shorncliffe

Suburb

Population: 1870 | Brisbane

Sinnamon Park

Suburb

Population: 6419 | Brisbane

View from South Brisbane side of Brisbane River

South Brisbane

Suburb

Population: 7196 | Brisbane

The inner city suburb of South Brisbane has undergone a renaissance in recent years to become...

Spring Hill

Spring Hill

Suburb

Population: 5974 | Brisbane

Perched on the cusp of the Brisbane city centre, Spring Hill is one of Brisbane's most...

Stafford

Suburb

Population: 6561 | Brisbane

Stafford Heights

Suburb

Population: 6833 | Brisbane

St Lucia

Suburb

Population: 12574 | Brisbane

Stretton

Suburb

Population: 4334 | Brisbane

Sumner

Suburb

Population: 595 | Brisbane

Sunnybank

Suburb

Population: 8697 | Brisbane

Sunnybank Hills

Suburb

Population: 18085 | Brisbane

Taigum

Suburb

Population: 6495 | Brisbane

Taringa

Suburb

Population: 8376 | Brisbane

Tarragindi

Suburb

Population: 10779 | Brisbane

Teneriffe

Suburb

Population: 5335 | Brisbane

Tennyson

Suburb

Population: 1019 | Brisbane

The Gap

The Gap (Brisbane)

Suburb

Population: 16692 | Brisbane

Hidden away on the fringes of Brisbane's leafy outer suburbs lies a secluded community known as...

Tingalpa

Suburb

Population: 8290 | Brisbane

Toowong

Toowong

Suburb

Population: 10830 | Brisbane

Toowong is a very popular, well known Brisbane suburb located five minutes drive west of the...

Upper Mount Gravatt

Suburb

Population: 9241 | Brisbane

Virginia

Suburb

Population: 2209 | Brisbane

Wacol

Suburb

Population: 3761 | Brisbane

Wakerley

Suburb

Population: 8445 | Brisbane

Wavell Heights

Suburb

Population: 9684 | Brisbane

West End

West End (Brisbane)

Suburb

Population: 9474 | Brisbane

West End is Left of Centre.The inner city suburb of West End is a lively mixture...

Westlake

Suburb

Population: 4368 | Brisbane

Willawong

Suburb

Population: 177 | Brisbane

Wilston

Wilston

Suburb

Population: 3937 | Brisbane

Wilston is a highly attractive precinct in Brisbane. Its stunning blend of old and new architecture...

Windsor

Windsor

Suburb

Population: 7013 | Brisbane

Situated five minutes north of Brisbane's city centre, the suburb of Windsor is steeped in the...

Wishart

Suburb

Population: 10700 | Brisbane

Woolloongabba

Woolloongabba

Suburb

Population: 5631 | Brisbane

The Renaissance Precinct of Brisbane is located at Woolloongabba. Some say Woolloongabba means "meeting place" in...

Wooloowin

Suburb

Population: 3938 | Brisbane

Wynnum

Wynnum

Suburb

Population: 12915 | Brisbane

The hub of the eastern bay coastal villages, Wynnum is a lively, family friendly seaside suburb....

Wynnum West

Suburb

Population: 12292 | Brisbane

Yeerongpilly

Suburb

Population: 1934 | Brisbane

Yeronga

Suburb

Population: 6535 | Brisbane

Zillmere

Suburb

Population: 8967 | Brisbane

Belmont

Rural

Population: 4374 | Brisbane

Bulwer

Rural

Population: 49 | Brisbane

Burbank

Rural

Population: 1050 | Brisbane

Chandler

Rural

Population: 1442 | Brisbane

Cowan Cowan

Rural

Population: 28 | Brisbane

Enoggera Reservoir

Rural

Population: 25 | Brisbane

Kholo

Rural

Population: 396 | Brisbane

Kooringal

Rural

Population: 45 | Brisbane

Moreton Island

Rural

Population: 243 | Brisbane

Mount Coot-tha

Rural

Brisbane

Pullenvale

Rural

Population: 3179 | Brisbane

Rochedale

Rural

Population: 3175 | Brisbane

Upper Brookfield

Rural

Population: 785 | Brisbane

Upper Kedron

Rural

Population: 4180 | Brisbane