Population: 1,490,475 *
Dialing Code: 07 (+61 7 from overseas)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)
Current Time: 20/05/2013 05:14:18 am
* Source for population data: 2001 census figures
Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and located in the south-east corner of the state. Established in 1825 as a penal colony and recognised as a city in 1902, Brisbane is now a thriving metropolis and home to one and a half million residents.
Brisbane's economy is supported by a diverse range of industries, including IT and financial services, government administration, petroleum refining, paper manufacturing, metalworking and tourism.
Brisbane has a number of universities including the University of Queensland, Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology, as well as several other universities based elsewhere that have campuses in the city.