Life in Brisbane

Brisbane is the perfect place to call home while you study abroad

Life in Brisbane

Brisbane is the perfect place to call home while you study abroad. Aside from the low cost of living and 283 days of sunshine per year, Brisbane is a warm and welcoming city, hosting the Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremony which has extended the hand of friendship to more than 10,000 students. Being centrally located, Scape Southbank is the perfect spot to enjoy everything the city has to offer.

Brisbane offers international students some of Australia’s finest higher education institutions, including the award-winning University of Queensland and internationally renowned Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.

Aside from its world-class institutions, there is plenty to do in an around Brisbane, and at a low cost! Centrally located, Brisbane is the best-positioned city to explore Australia’s big attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, coastal beaches and Queensland’s famous theme parks.

Brisbane also has one of the lowest costs of living in comparison with other Australian cities – from transport to accommodation to meals.

Brisbane students receive a 50% discount on local public transport and 25% discount on bike hire with City Cycle. There’s also a free CityHopper ferry to jump between the city, South Bank and Kangaroo Point.

You’ll feel at safe and at home at one of the world’s most multicultural cities The city’s diverse and inclusive community is reflected in its extensive calendar of events and festivals held throughout the year including the popular Paniyiri Greek Festival the BrisAsia festival and the City Welcome Festival – Australia’s largest city Orientation Day where you can enjoy free music, food and networking opportunities.