List of people from Brisbane

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This listing includes notable people who were born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia — as well as notable people who are working in Brisbane, or who began their careers in Brisbane (please see the individual articles for references).

People from Brisbane are either referred to as Brisbanites or Brisbanian.



The Southern Cross landing in Brisbane in 1928
The Kingsford Smith Memorial, housing the Southern Cross

Notable Brisbane-born aviators include:

The aircraft is currently preserved and on display in the Kingsford Smith Memorial, a special a climate-controlled sealed glass building near the International terminal at Brisbane Airport

Government, politics and law[edit]

Notable Brisbane-born people in this section include:

Medical doctors[edit]

Noteworthy medics from Brisbane include:


Notable Brisbane-born people in research include:


Christopher Trotter's City Roo sculpture
Two more City Roo sculptures

Singers, dancers, musicians and composers[edit]

Notable Brisbane-born people[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

Music groups with Brisbane origins[edit]

Sports teams[edit]

Brisbane is home to multiple sports teams such as the Brisbane Broncos, who currently play in the NRL. Rugby League teams: Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Tigers. Football teams: Brisbane Roar, Brisbane Strikers, Queensland Lions. AFL Teams: Brisbane Lions. Rugby Union Teams: Queensland Reds, Queensland Country and Brisbane City. Cricket Teams: Brisbane Heat. Other Sports: Brisbane Bullets (Basketball), Brisbane Bandits (Baseball), Queensland Firebirds (Netball).


Brisbane is also the home of:

Stage and screen[edit]

Brisbane-born actors, actresses, producers, playwrights and comedians include:

Actors, actresses and playwrights who began their careers in Brisbane, or live in Brisbane, include:

Writers and journalists[edit]

Writers and journalists who live in Brisbane include:


See also[edit]