Brisbane suburbs focus of new marketing and photo campaign


The Suburban Alliance have joined forces with the Committee for Brisbane to launch a photo competition to find iconic imagery of Brisbane suburbs that showcases the true beauty of our city.

Suburban Alliance director and former CEO of Brisbane Marketing (2001-04) Ross Elliot said most of the images used to market Brisbane were currently focused on the CBD but Brisbane was more than just a city skyline.

“What is unique about Brisbane is our iconic lifestyle – the spaces, the natural amenity and the suburban villages and communities from Nundah to Chermside, Redcliffe and Manly that give the area inimitable diversity and character.

“Yet most of the marketing images we see of Brisbane are of CBD bridges and city skylines. We want to change that and we’re giving residents a chance to put forward their favourite suburban spaces via a photo competition.”

“With nine out of ten of who call ourselves Brisbanites both living and working in the suburbs, rather than the CBD, it seems logical to put some effort into showing off the places that the majority of us actually call home.”

The Suburban Alliance Photo Competition supported by Committee for Brisbane offers residents a chance to win one of ten $200 gift vouchers and the opportunity to be showcased in a Brisbane image gallery. 

Winning entries will be of a suburban place; a park, business centre, local village, a shop, cycleway or gathering place – that shows vibrancy, beauty and character.

“There is no better way to capture the spirit and character of Brisbane than through its vibrant suburbs,” Committee for Brisbane CEO Barton Green said.

 “Show us what you love about where you live and send in your best photos.”

Entrants can upload pictures to the dedicated photo competition page ( or post it on the social media platform of your choice (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) with the hashtag #suburbs2love.