Welcome to Brisbane

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. Brisbane residents are generally young and skilled, highly educated and culturally diverse. From the natural pleasures of parklands to the urban appeal of art galleries, shopping and cinemas, Brisbane has it all.

Suburbs of Brisbane

Brisbane is a large city and can often be confusing to first time visitors due to the Brisbane River literally winding its way right through the middle of the city. To help you get a better idea of where everything is in relation to everything else, click here to see Brisbane’s suburbs combined into the main geographic regions.

QLD Public Holidays

Click here to see the public holidays observed in QLD during 2019.

Housing assistance review

The annual review of housing assistance for 2019 has been completed by the Department of Defence, with the new rates now published in Online Services. The annual review of service residence and rental allowance contributions involved assessing the national average rent for Defence houses in each rent band, which has resulted in contributions being recalculated based on actual rent changes.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Derek Cox said providing housing assistance to ADF members was a longstanding policy. "The annual review is undertaken to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with members on a 50/50 basis is met each year," Mr Cox said. "The rent band method offers transparency for calculating contribution increases based on actual rental increases rather than forecasts."

Member contributions for living-in accommodation will be adjusted in line with the September 2018 rents and utilities subcomponents of the consumer price index. Casual meal rates and the fortnightly meal contribution will also be reviewed to ensure any revised rates are based on the reasonable recovery of actual national average costs incurred by Defence in providing meals.

The new rates will be reflected in members' salaries in February 2019.


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Approximately 2.099 million.
Sourced from www.abs.gov.au

Major Attractions

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Story Bridge, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, Wheel of Brisbane, Museum of Brisbane, Sea World Gold Coast, HMAS Diamantina

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