Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Brisbane is the third Major City in Australia, ranking in size after Sydney and Melbourne.
Brisbane has a population of just over 1.6 million, as at 2006
The average age of Brisbane’s population is thirty-three years and 21% of the total population is under the age of fifteen.
Less than one hour’s drive to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches and easy access to lush forests and National Parks.
Queensland Weather differences
A few of the official weather station results, showing the numbers of days, (monthly, averaged over 10+ years) with temperatures over 30C, 35C and 40C
- Brisbane Aero
- - Average 28.8 Days over 30C, 1.2 Days over 35C, 0.1 Days over 40C
- Rainbow Beach
- - Average 24.7 Days over 30C, 1.0 Days over 35C, 0.0 Days over 40C
- - Average 17.6 Days over 30C, 0.3 Days over 35C, 0.0 Days over 40C
- - Highest Summer temperature 38.2 C on 24th February 2008 (1965-2008)
- - Lowest Winter temperature 0.0C on 10th July 1972 (1965-2008)
- - Average 86 Days over 30C, 14.1 Days over 35C, 0.8 Days over 40C
The age breakdown for the Brisbane population in 2006 was:
- 15% aged 60 and over
- 26% aged 40 to 59
- 29% aged 20 to 39
- 20% aged 5 to 19
- 6% aged 0 to 4
I don’t know why these official figures only add up to 96% of the total though ?
Brisbane Airport to Brisbane Hotels, Shuttle Bus Service
Coachtrans Australia meets all Domestic and International flights at Brisbane Airport.
They offer a door to door shuttle bus service to all the major Brisbane Hotels, with air-conditioned coaches operating 7 days a week, one way or return.
The 2009 Adult one way price per person is $14 for the To/From Brisbane Accom & Transit Centre service.
Brisbane Airport to Sunshine Coast Hotels, Shuttle Bus Service
Sun-air Bus Service operate hourly bus shuttle transfers between Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast.
The service runs between 5am and 9pm and delivers passengers between Brisbane Airport and Hotels or private addresses on the Sunshine Coast.
The standard one way fare in 2009 is $48 per person
Brisbane Airport to Brisbane City Transport Services
Brisbanes Air Train service offers the quickest way to get to the City from the Airport. 20 minutes from the Airport to the heart of Brisbane, with trains departing every 15 minutes during peak times.
2009 Fares are quoted at $14.00 for a one way adult ticket.
Car Hire Companies based at Brisbane Airport
- Avis Car Hire – www.avis.com.au
- Budget Car Hire – www.budget.com.au
- Europcar Car Hire – www.deltaeuropcar.com.au
- Hertz Car Hire – www.hertz.com.au
- Red Spot Car Rentals – www.redspotcar.com.au
- Thrifty Car Hire – www.thrifty.com.au
- Black & White Cabs Brisbane – www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au
- Yellow Cabs Brisbane – www.yellowcab.com.au
Brisbane Public Transport
There have been marked improvements in the Brisbane public Bus transport system since 2004, most noteably in the air conditioning aspect
Numbers of Buses with Air Conditioning has increased from 37% to 86%
Average age of Buses was 10.7 years, but is now 8.15 years
In 2004 there were 48 million bus passengers, and this has now increased to 71 million
There has been an increase in the number of buses from 736 to 1002
Brisbane Flood Maps
Brisbane City Council has developed the Flood Flag Map to provide residents with information on flooding.
The Flood Flag Map shows the possibility of flooding from creeks, rivers, storm tide and overland flow.
More details at: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au