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43 Queen St
Brisbane QLD 4000
is the capital city of Queensland
. It is Australia
's third largest city with a population
of over 1,600, 000 (1.6 million). It is also the fastest-growing capital. It has a sub-tropical climate and an average annual rainfall of 1090 mm. Brisbane
boasts an average of over seven hours of sunshine each day and temperatures of 30+ degrees in summer.
In September 1822 the Governor of the colony of New South Wales
, the Scottish astronomer and administrator Sir Thomas Brisbane
, were sent out to explore Moreton Bay, Port Curtis and Port Bowen
with the hope of finding a place for a new penal colony. It was Redcliffe on Moreton Bay that was the first European settlement
, but not for long as it was moved to North Quay on the Brisbane
Over the years Brisbane
has developed a cosmopolitan atmosphere, with its bustling cafes, an extensive cultural calendar and idylic riverside walks. Brisbane
is home to a fantastic array of museums, theatres, galleries and concert halls. It has so much to offer that it attracts over 5 million visitors a year. The surrounding area of Brisbane
offers tourist hotspots such as the Gold and Sunshine coasts.
The telephone code for Brisbane
and the state of Queensland
is 07. Brisbane
observes AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) which is GMT + 10 hours.