Queensland rebuilding 'huge task'
Australia's third largest city, Brisbane, is experiencing some of the worst flooding in the city's recent history. The water level was expected to peak at 1800 (GMT) on Wednesday and to remain high for about 12 hours. Thousands of people have fled their homes.Continue reading the main story
A young kangaroo is rescued from the floodwaters in Ipswich, about 40km southwest of Brisbane.
Brisbane sports stadium is under water and matches have been cancelled.
Many people have had to flee their homes to escape the flooding.
Waters lap at the foot of the Wheel of Brisbane ferris wheel in the city centre.
Former PM helps out
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was spotted helping people fleeing their homes in his own neighbourhood.
View from a bridge
Video footage captured from the Story Bridge in central Brisbane, looking towards the city centre
Resident Rose Jones is moved to safety from her home in Fairfield
Flood water levels based on mapping by Brisbane City Council and computer modelling by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.