Invest in Brisbane

Brisbane has opportunities for investors and businesses looking to establish, expand or relocate. Find out the locality benefits, how Brisbane sits in Australia and World rankings and explore detailed information on Brisbane Inner City and the key investment locations. Brisbane Marketing’s Investment Attraction Team can provide further advice.

Locality benefits

Brisbane is Australia’s New World City. Its proximity to Asia and a progressive and open business environment makes Brisbane a city of choice for doing business in the Asia Pacific region.  Key locality benefits include:

  • closest capital city on eastern seaboard to Australia’s three largest export markets - China, Japan and South Korea
  • similar time zone to the major trading nations of South East Asia
  • Brisbane Airport is conveniently located less than 20 minutes and 12 kilometres from the city centre
  • The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia’s largest-growing container ports and Queensland’s largest general cargo port
  • international Networking opportunities with Council’s sister cities

Brisbane’s strengths

Brisbane is committed to becoming a top-10 lifestyle city and a top-20 world performing city by 2031. Current benchmarks show that Brisbane is well on the way to achieving these goals.


  • top rank company setup
  • top 15% innovation
  • top rank GDP per capita
  • 2nd ease of starting a business
  • 8th productivity


  • 1st  housing
  • 2nd Australian city for public transport
  • 2nd natural environment
  • 4th health, safety and security
  • 8th best quality of life
  • 11th liveability

A place to visit

  • top rank visitor information
  • top rank travel advisories
  • 6th Airport to city access

For more information about how Brisbane compares, download:

Brisbane Inner City

For information on population, business, employment and floor-space forecasts for Brisbane Inner City, download:

Key investment locations

Further detailed information is also available for six key investment locations:

More information

For more information on why you should choose Brisbane, you can contact Brisbane Marketing’s Investment Attraction Team who can help you with your business needs. 

12 March 2018