Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne. Brisbane is located on both sides of the Brisbane River (Brisbane River) in the east of Australia's mainland, about 25 kilometers from the mouth of the river, north of the Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast), south of the international tourist resort Gold Coast..
Located along the Brisbane River (Brisbane River) alluvial plain between the Great Watershed and Morton Bay (Moreton Bay), the Brisbane Metropolitan Area is an urban city develops inland from the coastline, rivers and ports. Its downtown is located on the banks of the Brisbane River and 15 kilometers from the mouth of the mouth of Morton Bay. Queensland is to take this as the main axis of politics and transportation, and then expand to the north and south. Brisbane international, inland airports and international seaports are located on both sides of Brisbane estuary.
Brisbane are the host cities of the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the 1988 World Expo, the 2001 World Friendship Games (Goodwill Games), and the 1996,2003,2007,2011,2015 Asia-Pacific City Summits and the 2014 G20 Summits.