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Brisbane is a vibrant, friendly, lifestyle city – home to leading medical research and a thriving industry hub, in the heart of Australia’s premier tourist region and close to some of the world’s greatest natural attractions. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland with a worldwide reputation as a leader in science and technology.

The City’s location on Australia’s east coast provides direct access to the Asia Pacific region and easy connectivity to other Australian cities and regions.

With an all year round idyllic climate, Brisbane is a dynamic cosmopolitan city with a relaxed, welcoming alfresco lifestyle. Bike paths and riverside walkways make walking and cycling around downtown a scenic delight. Alive with lush parks, tropical gardens and with its own inner-city beach at South Bank, downtown Brisbane offers the perfect refuge for locals and visitors alike.

Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing city, a gateway to the country’s most popular tourist regions and with direct access to Australia’s iconic world heritage listed natural attractions. Refresh in World Heritage listed rainforests, explore the charm of country towns, head south to the Gold Coast or north to the Sunshine Coast to laze on sun-drenched beaches, cuddle a koala or hand-feed dolphins in the wild – all within an hour’s reach of downtown.

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