Australia’s third largest city with more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city.
Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, the city is green and leafy with a subtropical climate and a diverse population. It is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities and is renowned for its outdoor lifestyle and vibrant urban culture, where the people are friendly and welcoming.
Brisbane is considered one of Australia’s most affordable places to study and live. It is the capital of Queensland and home to a multicultural population of around 2.3 million people. The Central Business District (CBD) is surrounded by green spaces including the lush Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands and Roma Street Parkland - ideal places to enjoy the outdoors in perfect weather, with a snack and a game of cricket or soccer.
The Brisbane dining scene is ever expanding with a variety of cuisine options around every corner to please the palate. The sunshine encourages exploration of the series of paths and bridges that connect the beautiful city centre to the urban hubs that nestle on the river’s edge.
Brisbane provides a prime position from which to explore Australia’s best destinations and natural wonders - the gateway to Australia’s pristine coastline and beautiful rugged mountain ranges. On the doorstep are world famous beaches such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, and awe-inspiring natural sites such as the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests. Brisbane is the perfect place to make the most of your time studying abroad.
Want to find out more about Brisbane? Check out the 2016 Brisbane International Student Study Guide