South East Queensland is a region of Queensland in Australia from the Sunshine Coast including Noosa down to the Gold Coast/ Tweed Heads border with NSW and as far west as Toowoomba. It is estimated the population contains 3.4 million people of the total 4.8 million people in the state of Queensland.
Originally settled by Europeans who originally populated Brisbane and Ipswich, immigrants spread in all directions.
Settlers quickly developed industries such as agriculture and timber cutting from the early to mid 1800's.
The South East Queensland economy now thrives on tourism and agriculture with manufacturing also a key element. Transport and infrastructure now make this a key Australian tourism region.