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  • The capital of Queensland is Brisbane.
  • The capital city of Brisbane is also known as 'River City' due to the serpentine Brisbane River that flows through it.
  • Queensland houses five World Heritage listed preservation areas, namely Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh in the Gulf Country, Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Queensland.
  • Towards the south of Queensland, the Gold Coast is located, which is the surfing and party Mecca of the state.
  • Queensland was initially sited by Europeans in the 1600s.
  • Queensland boasts of the fastest growing economy in entire Australia.
  • Queensland has the lowest cost of living in comparison with the other Australian states.
  • Queensland's coastline stretches over 7400 km with the corals of the Great Barrier Reef fringing the eastern coastline for over 2000 kilometers.
  • Queensland houses the Q1, located on the Gold Coast, which is the tallest residential tower in the world.
  • The statue of Wally Lewis at the northern end of Suncorp Stadium is visited by Rugby League enthusiasts from around the world.
  • Queensland also houses the world's best collection of dinosaur tracks near Winton.
  • The state animal is Koala.
  • The flower representation of the state is Cooktown orchid
  • The state bird is Brolga.
  • The aquatic symbol of the state is Barrier Reef Anemonefish.
  • The state gem is Sapphire.
  • The representative color is Maroon.
  • It is the second largest area and the third most populous after New South Wales and Victoria.
  • The state of Queensland is also known as Sunshine State as it boasts of a sunny weather and lies in the tropics.


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