Some say Brisbane has the most livable climate in Australia.  Brisbane is renowned for its prestigious educational institutions and its culturally rich atmosphere.  Brisbane offers a lot for the international student. Compared to Melbourne and Sydney, Brisbane is a more affordable place to study. With lower cost of living providing value for money for the international student it is the top of the list for some. Brisbane is a small city compared to Melbourne or Sydney so easy to get around, public transport is buses and trains.  It has a good climate, a laid back feel and is one of the safest and most welcoming cities for international students. It is only a short drive to the Sunshine Coast or the famous Gold Coast where some of the best beaches in Australia can be found.

Population – 2.56 Million

Temperature and Weather

  • Summer (December – February) Temperature 21 – 29.8°
  • Autumn (March – May) temperatures 15 – 25°C
  • Winter (June – August) temperatures 11 – 21°C
  • Spring (September – November) 15 – 25°C

Main tourist attractions
Following are the 11 main tourist attractions in Brisbane

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • The Cultural Precinct
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coottha
  • Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
  • South Bank
  • River Cruises
  • Queen Street Mall
  • Story Bridge Adventure Climb
  • Museum of Brisbane
  • Customs House

Average house price
Median house price in Brisbane is $552,000

Average rental cost – $436 a week

Average overseas student rental/accommodation cost
The average rent of student accommodation is $145 to $500 Depending upon the facilities and location

Areas/suburbs in which students and overseas students would live

  • Banyo
  • Chermside West
  • Clontarf
  • Ferny Grove
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Holland Park West
  • Mitchelton
  • Chelmer
  • Kingston
  • Logan Central

Potential part time work for overseas students

  • Bar staff
  • Wait staff
  • Retail staff
  • Nanny & Babysitting
  • Food Delivery

What sports are played in Brisbane ?

  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • AFL
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Rowing