About Brisbane

As a sub tropical city, Brisbane has bright, sunny days and generally experiences reasonably mild weather year round. Average temperatures are between 29C (84F) and 21C (70F) in Summer and 22C (72F) and 10C (50F) in Winter. It can get quite warm in Summer but remains fairly moderate in winter so there is really no “bad time” to visit.

Average Brisbane Temps in September
High Temperature: 23°C 73°F
Low Temperature: 14°C 57°F

A good way to get your bearings when you first arrive is to explore the city by foot, by river cruise or by a speedy ferry. Take in the sights and discover why the river is so central to Brisbane life. More unusual tours include historic walking tours, specialist art tours with fine food and wine, adventure trike tours, ghost tours and eco tours.

Brisbane is the gateway to Queensland’s range of world-class tourist locations such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian Outback.

For further information on Brisbane, Queensland and Australia please visit the official Australian Tourism website and the Queensland Tourism website.

To found out more about Brisbane and events and activities planned in Brisbane City and South Bank during your stay please visit the following web pages:

Local Brisbane attractions include:

Exploring further
Brisbane is the perfect urban hub for easy day-trip explorations of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, home to some of the best beaches in the world. The Gold Coast lies one hour to the south; the Sunshine Coast lies one hour to the north.


Brisbane is a compact, connected city, ideal for walking and getting around via the many scenic river and bridge walks. The city’s efficient transport network makes it easy for visitors to find their way about the city.

The Centre’s central city location is convenient for visitors with easy and direct access to an efficient citywide transport network of buses, trains, taxis and the river’s high-speed regular catamaran service.

The City’s international and domestic airports are only a 20 minute taxi ride from the city centre.

Buses – Many Brisbanites get around the city and outlying suburbs using the Brisbane bus network. It’s a quick, cheap and environmentally sound way to travel.

There are a number of major bus stations that include the Queen Street Bus Station and King George Square both located in the Brisbane CBD, and the Cultural Centre just over the river in South Bank.

There are over 400 bus routes in the TransLink network with 12,600 well marked stops where you can jump on and jump off, making bus travel an ideal option for those not on a budget, but wanting a hassle free journey. Busways are dedicated roadways that separate buses from general traffic so commuters can enjoy a congestion free journey which is fast, frequent and reliable.

CityCats – A popular and speedy way to travel the river. CityCats operate everyday and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

Taxis – Yellow Cabs (131 924) and Black and White Cabs (131 008) are the two officially recognised services for Brisbane and surrounding areas. They both operate on a 24 hour basis and their fleets include normal sedans which can take up to 4 passengers and Maxi Taxi’s which carry up to 10 people.

There are taxi ranks located through the Brisbane CBD as well as at other popular areas like shopping centres and cafe strips. You can also call the taxi companies directly and they’ll pick you up from your address or you can hail a taxi from the side of the road. You can also order taxis online and via SMS.

Trains  Brisbane has a network of suburban railways that carry commuters, long distance travellers and freight. There are 10 train lines – Airport, Beenleigh, Caboolture, Cleveland, Doomben, Ferny Grove, Gold Coast, Ipswich/Rosewood, Shorncliffe and Sunshine Coast – and 139 stations in Brisbane’s train network. The commuter trains on these lines are all pretty new and offer much seating, room for standing with bicycles, disabled access and air conditioning which is a relief in the hot Brisbane heat. Queensland Rail has also improved your travel experience with the introduction of free Wi-Fi in certain carriages on the City network trains. 

For information about public transport visit translink.com.au for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 13 12 30 anytime.