why live in Brisbane CBD?


The City is a great place to live! As with any large city most of the CBD is apartments, and that can mean that it gets quite noisy of an evening and can also be quite a bit more expensive than the suburbs. There are large shopping centres and around the CBD with malls and specialty shops in main streets. With so much close by, you will rarely need a car unless you’re leaving Brisbane, as the bus and train transport goes quite a way out.

Ken - Brisbane CBD local


The heart of Brisbane, the City, offers a discovery in every direction. Home to over 1000 stores, including the largest range of flagship boutiques in Queensland, it is the state’s premier shopping destination. The Brisbane CBD is also a food and drinks lover’s paradise, with everything from burger joints and riverside bistros to laneway bars and hidden cafes, as well as the best Food Guide- awarded venues in Queensland! Besides shopping and eating, you’ll find The City Sounds free music program, countless events, a cinema, a casino, parks, galleries, performance spaces and even a bowling alley.

Predominantly apartments, the City is the hub of Brisbane, and as such, is easily walkable to most entertainment districts and the cultural centres of South Bank. Most apartments within the city overlook beautiful views over the Brisbane River, and there are lovely areas towards the Wharf that suit a casual lifestyle.

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best of Brisbane CBD


The City has so much shopping on offer, from big brands to small boutiques. It's well worth spending a day or two wandering around to see them all!

  • Tengdahl Brisbane Arcade 160 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City - Fashion
  • Apartment Level 1, 105 Albert Street, Brisbane City - Fashion
  • Honey Birdette  Shop 152, Myer Centre 91 Queen Street, Brisbane City - Lingerie
  • Alannah Hill Level 1, Queens Plaza, 226 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City - Fashion
  • The Dark Chocolatier 156 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City - Gifts

Food & Cafes

Brisbane City has no shortage of food options, from food courts to high-end restaurants. Here are just a few!

  • The Cutting Board 275 George Street, Brisbane City - Cafe specialising in meat
  • Restaurant Two 2 Edward Street, Brisbane City - Fine dining
  • Cha Cha Char 5/1 Eagle Street, Brisbane City - Steak
  • Il Centro 6/1 Eagle Street, Brisbane City - Italian
  • Warawara Izakaya 153 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City - Korean Japanese fusion


Brisbane City is the home of entertainment... it all depends on what you're interested in, then you can just take your pick!

  • Treasury Casino & Hotel 130 William St, Brisbane City - Casino & fine dining
  • Brisbane Square Library Brisbane Square, 266 George Street, Brisbane City - Library
  • Gardens Theatre / Riverstage  2 George St, Brisbane City - Live performances
  • City Botanic Gardens Alice Street, Brisbane City - Parks