This web camera gives a view of Brisbane city from South Bank Parklands. You can see the buildings in the CBD, get a glimpse of the floating traffic on the Brisbane River and take a good look at our ever-changing sky.
Brisbane is the capital of the Australian state of Queensland and is the largest city in that state. The statistical division of Brisbane has a population estimated at 2 million by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and with its LGA registering a bit over a million, it is the third most populous city in Australia
The city is situated on the Brisbane River on a low-lying floodplain between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range in southeastern Queensland. The local indigenous people knew the area as Mian-jin, meaning ‘place shaped as a spike’. Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits which, in turn, was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. Brisbane’s demonym is a Brisbanite.
The first European settlement in Queensland was a penal colony at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district, in 1824. That settlement was soon abandoned and moved to North Quay in 1825. Free settlers were permitted from 1842. Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859. Brisbane also borders the Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Somerset, Logan and the Redland Areas. View of Brisbane city from South Bank Parklands. You can see the buildings in the CBD, the floating traffic on the Brisbane River and more webcam from Australia.