I thought you'd never ask. Brisbane is the third largest city in terms of population in Australia and is in the sub-tropics. We're in our first week of winter, with a temperature range of 14C - 23C about average at the moment. You'll find a gory reference to Brisbane's past as a convict colony in the DT in the song Moreton Bay, plus a fairly romanticised version later last century in Brisbane Ladies. The famous beaches of the Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise are about 70 km South and the Sunshine Coast about 120 Km North. I love it here!