It has been many years since I was last in Brisbane -- one of the best cities that I know. I used to live here, in fact, so I can attest to the reason why Brisbane (and indeed, most other Australian cities) regularly rank very highly in various "livability" indices published online.
Having the afternoon free, I meandered my way to the city centre games workshop ... mostly to see some of the new Chaos Space Marine miniatures. In the process, I thought I'd scribe a quick review like I have for other Australian city centre GWs (e.g. Perth, Melbourne).
The store itself was leased about 3 years ago, having moved from Queen Street Mall (the main shopping street) to the Queen Adelaide Building. This location means that there are probably less random visitors than there used to be -- indeed, the current location probably necessitates a little local knowledge to get to the place. But it is still in the heart of the city and accessible.
The dimensions of the store are long and thin, with several quality tables available for play inside. I was greeted by one of the staffers, Blake, who had a good chat to me about chaos space marines, death guard, alpha legion and some daemons. He seemed very enthusiastic (but not creepily so!) and friendly -- just what is needed. Seems the staff have nearly 100% turned over from when I was last in Brisbane - they didn't recognize me and vice-versa.
I liked not only the staff, but the open, clean, and well-lit condition of the store (in contrast to where they used to be several years earlier, which was always broody and dark by comparison due to the black painted walls). The layout was good, but perhaps too much LoTR stock in comparison to Melbourne stores which didn't seem to be shifting much. All in all a very pleasant visit!