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.

Housing in Brisbane

As Brisbane grows, the council and town planners are turning to high density living to provide housing in suitable locations. High density means building on smaller blocks of land, or building up. Examples of strata living include free standing dwellings in a gated community, duplexes, apartments and townhouses. Approximately 30% of DHA properties in Brisbane are part of a strata plan.

If you are new to strata living, please consider the by-laws and/or house rules that are available against the property in Online Services, and DHA's need to comply with legislation when deciding if a property is right for you.

QLD Public Holidays

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

2020 Annual Review of ADF Accommodation assistance and contributions

The outcome of the annual review of ADF members’ accommodation assistance and contributions is anticipated to be reflected in members’ salaries during February 2020.

Members may see an increase or decrease in their Defence accommodation related contributions and allowances for Service Residences, Living-in accommodation, Rent allowance, meal allowance and other allowances and charges.

Members will be notified of any changes prior to their salary changing through a range of Service notification channels including Service Newspapers, Defgram and Signal.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Mr Derek Cox, acknowledged the importance of this annual review.

“Defence undertakes the annual review to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with ADF members on a 50/50 basis is met each year,” Mr Cox said.

These annual changes to contributions and charges are based on movement in the broader rental market, Consumer Price Index and national average meal costs.

Members with questions about the annual review of accommodation assistance and contributions should speak to their chain of command or visit the Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN).

Population

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

Local Councils

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

www.redland.qld.gov.au

www.logan.qld.gov.au

www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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