Brisbane and cyclones.
A few posters have stated that Brisbane is not affected
Regretfully they are wrong. While it is true that cyclones don't often affect Brisbane, it is also true that on occasions, Brisbane and it's environs are affected by cyclones.
Here are a few times:
Cyclone Yali March 1998
Cyclone Rewa January 1994 (remained at sea 100Km east of Brisbane)
Cyclone Roger March 1993 (Fraser Island)
Cyclone Betsy January 1992 (Fraser Island)
Cyclone Nancy February 1990 (Byron Bay - south of Brisbane)
Cyclone Lance April 1984 (Gold Coast - south of Brisbane)
Cyclone Simon February 1980 (Fraser Island)
Cyclone Dawn March 1976 (Fraser Island)
Cyclone Colin March 1976
Cyclone Zoe March 1974 (Coolangatta - south of Brisbane)
Cyclone Pam February 1974 (seawards east of Brisbane)
Cyclone Daisy February 1972 (Fraser Island)
Cyclone Dora February 1971
Cyclone Glenda April 1967
Cyclone Elaine March 1967
Cyclone Barbara February 1967 (Lismore - south of Brisbane)
Cyclone Audrey January 1964
Cyclone Annie January 1963
Cyclone Beatrice January 1959
Prior to this, the cyclones wern't named but there have been dozens since the first recorded cyclonic gales in Brisbane in March 1864 and the early fifties.
Don't let anyone kid you that southern Queensland
isn't cyclone affected.
However, don't take my word for it, have a look at an official view http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/eastern.shtml