Welcome to The Brisbane Institute, Queensland’s premier think tank and independent forum for ideas, insight, inspiration and innovation.

Since 1998, The Brisbane Institute has been bringing the communities of greater Brisbane and south east Queensland together with leaders in government, business, industry and academia to challenge assumptions, provoke discussion, share information and generate solutions to issues that affect us all.

The first forum to identify the emerging problems of unplanned population growth in south east Queensland, the Institute’s groundbreaking research project, “The 200 Kilometre City: From Noosa to the Tweed” set the scene and prompted the call for the first south east Queensland regional plan.

Since that time, the Institute has consistently focused governments’ and communities’ attention on arguably one of the most important debates Queensland must have this decade.

Through research, debates, commentary and advocacy, the Institute plays a critical role in highlighting issues, balancing perspectives, influencing policy and helping its communities to change their worlds, one idea at a time.