Living in Brisbane

Brisbane city

Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and the capital of Queensland.

Ranked among the best student cities in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2018), Brisbane has long, warm summers, a more affordable cost of living and a welcoming multicultural community.


Why study in Brisbane?

  • A small but welcoming city
    Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, where the people are friendly and welcoming. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, the city is green and leafy with a subtropical climate and a diverse population. It is smaller in size than other Australian state capitals, which makes it ideal for exploring on foot.

  • Affordable city living
    Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and home to a multicultural population of around 2.3 million people. It is also one of Australia’s most affordable cities to study and live, with its inner-city suburbs ranked as some of the most affordable places to live in the country (Ryder Research 2019).

  • Outdoor lifestyle
    Brisbane experiences more sunny days every year than any other Australian state capital, making it the ideal place to spend time outdoors. Whether enjoying a barbecue with friends, taking a countryside hike or simply relaxing in one of the city's parks or beaches, enjoying the weather is a big part of life in Brisbane. The Central Business District (CBD) is surrounded by green spaces to enjoy including the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, South Bank Parklands and Roma Street Parkland.

  • Food and culture
    Thanks to its large, multicultural community, Brisbane food scene is always expanding, with a wide variety of different options from around the world on every corner to suit every taste. Explore the series of paths promenades and bridges that connect the city centre to the other side of river. Visit the South Bank and take in the beautiful public gardens, museums and galleries, and independent stores.

  • Explore Australia
    Brisbane is ideally situated for you to explore everything Australia has to offer. The city is the gateway to explore the pristine beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. You can take a trip to the countryside to see beautiful rugged mountain ranges, and other awe-inspiring natural sites such as the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests.


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