Visitor Essentials

Brisbane is a green city with an enviable subtropical climate and diverse population. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia and is known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals. Get to know Brisbane better. From climate to currency – we have you covered.


Visitor Information Centres

Whether it's tour and accommodation bookings, events and entertainment information, brochures and maps, or general tourist advice you need for the Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Islands, Scenic Rim and Ipswich and Country Valleys areas, the many accredited Visitor Information Centres located across the Greater Brisbane region have it covered.

Getting to Brisbane

Home to an award-wining airport, a fully integrated public transport system makes getting to Brisbane easy. 

Getting Around Brisbane

Brisbane’s public transport system is a clean and green network of trains, ferries (CityCats) and buses that have been integrated so commuters can travel seamlessly between each service when using a go card.


  • Public Transport
  • Walking and Cycling
  • Driving in Brisbane


Whether you are shopping, catching a show or heading to the stadium, our handy reference guide and great parking deals can help you make your trip convenient and affordable.

Backpacking in Brisbane

Sublime weather, easy access to the CBD, and a range of low-cost accommodation make Brisbane a home away from home for backpackers. Brisbane can be experienced in fine style on a budget, with a vast array of places to stay. Click here to find out more.


Blessed with the perfect subtropical climate and an average of eight hours of sun per day, Brisbane is the ideal destination for life in the great outdoors.

Summer (December to February) – Min average temp is 21C and max is 30C
Autumn (March to May) – Min average temp is 16C and Max is 26C
Winter (June to August) – Min average temp is 10C and Max is 21C
Spring (September to November) – Min average temp is 16C and Max is 26C


Currency is the Australian dollar (A$), which divides into 100 cents. Banks are generally open between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All major credit cards are accepted and automatic teller machines and EFTPOS facilities are freely available. Shopping hours vary but are generally between 8.30am and 6pm. There is extended shopping until 9pm in the suburbs on Thursdays and in the CBD on Fridays.

Free Wi-fi

Thanks to Brisbane City Council, you can jump online and receive free wi-fi at the Queen Street Mall, Victoria Bridge and South Bank! Wi-fi access is also available in 22 outdoor locations across Brisbane, including the City Botanic Gardens, King George Square, New Farm Park, 33 libraries and the entire CityCat fleet. Plus you can stay connected at many local cafes, restaurants and hotels that provide free wi-fi to customers. 

To find out which CBD businesses offer free Wi-Fi visit

Brisbane Welcomes The World

Click here to download our ‘Brisbane Welcomes the World’ Quick Reference Guide. It will equip you with the visitor information and way finding knowledge to be a great destination host!