Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland – Australia’s second largest state by area. In addition to being the third most populous city in Australia, Brisbane is geographically the largest of Australia’s capital cities and the third largest in the world, occupying some 1140sq km.
With a latitude of almost 28 degrees south and a longitude of roughly 153 degrees east, Brisbane is the closest capital city to Asia on Australia's eastern seaboard.
The winding reaches of the Brisbane River are a prominent feature of the landscape, as are hilly suburban pockets and extensive parkland areas. Brisbane’s positioning in the “Macleay Overlap”, a mixing zone between western, temperate and subtropical ecosystems, also makes it one of the most biodiverse regions in Australia.