The Brisbane River is the longest river in South East Queensland and begins in the Brisbane Ranges, then makes it way south of the Somerset Dam where it meets up with the Stanley River. It then runs into Lake Wivenhoe and joins up with the Bremer River near Ipswich before it meanders through many of Brisbane’s suburbs before making its way out through the Port of Brisbane and into Moreton Bay.
The Brisbane River has had many uses throughout its life from a food source for the Aboriginal people, a subaqueous mine in the mid 19th century, a sewer in the early 20th century and to the present day it helps serve a public transport system. The river running throught the city is a beautiful thing however it has also caused some of Queensland's most catastrophic disasters due to flooding.
Our Brisbane River Resources
- Brisbane River History
- Brisbane River Flood History
- Wivenhoe Dam
- Suburbs on the Brisbane River
- Brisbane River Crossings