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Living in Brisbane

Exciting career opportunities and world-class universities are just part of what makes Brisbane a great place to study, live, work and play.

Named one of the Top 50 most innovative cities globally by innovation agency 2thinknow, Brisbane is an exciting place to develop your skills and launch your career.

The capital of Queensland is on the rise – with an economy currently worth $181 billion and forecast to grow to $239 billion by 2041. This is being driven by the growth of key sectors such as advanced manufacturing, logistics, business services, health, property and construction, and tourism.

It’s also thanks to high migration numbers and Brisbane’s unparalleled location as an access point to export markets.

When you’re taking a break from your studies, you can enjoy all that this cosmopolitan city has to offer.

With its friendly character, relaxed lifestyle and clear blue skies illuminated by 240 days of sunshine each year, Brisbane perfectly encapsulates what the rest of the world loves about Australia – which is probably why it’s been named one of the Top 10 most liveable cities for British and Asian expats.

It’s the kind of place where you’ll find a surprise waiting around every corner. From incredible adventure activities and experiences, to some of Australia’s most popular cultural and creative festivals, events and exhibitions, there’s never a dull moment in Brisbane. 

Better yet, Brisbane is home to a world-class dining scene – and because of our year-round outdoor climate, we often eat alfresco style, at the restaurants and watering holes boasting delicious menus full of locally sourced produce that are dotted throughout our vibrant precincts.

Once you’ve had your fill of food, you can try to fit in a little retail therapy. Brisbane is Queensland’s premier retail destination, with a selection of major shopping centres, heritage-listed arcades, local and high street designers, and vintage finds to suit every taste and budget.

One in three Brisbane residents have a multicultural background, so no matter where you come from, you can rest assured that you’ll feel welcomed in this safe, vibrant and contemporary city.

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Student Support
Brisbane has built a strong network of student support services, from an international student hotline, to dedicated support staff and mental health services.
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Things to do in Brisbane
Brisbane is more than a great place to study and launch your career. It’s a vibrant, diverse and subtropical city with so much to see, do and explore.
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Student accommodation in Brisbane
When you choose to study in Brisbane, you will need a place to call home – and our city offers a great range of student accommodation options.
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Travel in Brisbane
As a student in Brisbane it’s easy – and cheap – to travel between your home and classes or work. Our modern, connected city is home to great public transport options.
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Safety in Brisbane
When you choose to study in Brisbane you can take comfort in knowing your second home is a safe, secure and friendly city.