Sorry to resurrect this, but I thought it worth chiming in on Brisbane and shoes (or the lack thereof).
Aquila is rubbish - trendy styles but poorly made with pointy toes and an oversupply of mock crocodile and faux lizard slip-ons.
DJs occasionally has some good shoes, but they charge horrendous prices for what are really quite ordinary shoes by Bally and Zegna ($800 for a Zegna shoe, anyone?).
As Neyus commented above, the Milana (or Milani?) brand at DJs occasionally yields some gems - reasonable styles, with a welted sole.
As I don't really like boots, I can't wear RM Williams. I know that some people love them, but for me they conjure up images up public school boys in Levi jeans and RL polos (with the collar popped up) sucking on overpriced bottles of Corona beer (with a slice of lime in the bottle). They do suit some people, however, and have the advantage of being wearable with both business and more casual attire.
LLoyds, Sioux and associated brands are all pretty rubbishy - some of them have calfskin uppers, but the soles are all glued and the lining is often only half-leather, with the toeboxes being lined in fabric (which wears much more rapidly than leather).
So, for me, the only real option in Brisbane is Florsheim. They seem to have recently re-launched their "Royal Imperial" line, with a range of shoes that are made of calfskin, are goodyear welted, and are fully leather-lined. The "Stamford" is basically a renamed version of the US-market Kenmoor, and there are another couple of quite nice shoes in the range, too. At normal prices they are not too cheap (around $280) but if you can pick them up on sale I think that they are a good deal for the workmanship - particularly when you consider what else is out there for that price...
Florsheim also have a factory outlet store at Stones Corner, but I've never been out there so I don't know if they have anything worthwhile in stock.
Of course, if you've already tried on brands like Loake elsewhere, or if you are willing to take a punt on sizing, it's probably well worthwhile buying shoes over the internet as recommended by people like Spectre above. Places like Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin carry reasonable shoes (although some people on the forum pooh-pooh them, they're great compared to most of what you find in Australia) and if you get them on sale, I think that they're a compelling deal.