living in Queensland

Welcome to our
international students

Brisbane is truly a new world city; a multicultural hub of creativity, innovation, and world-class facilities, boasting the best climate in Australia. As well as being incredibly affordable, Brisbane is also the perfect base from which to explore the country’s amazing tourism hot-spots.

Sunny, safe and friendly

As the capital of Queensland, known to all as ‘the Sunshine State’, Brisbane offers you warm sunny days and mild nights, which create a tropical ambience that’s perfect for soaking up the city’s outdoor lifestyle. In summer the average temperature is 25-30 degrees Celsius; in winter it’s 14-21 degrees.

Brisbane has the excitement and diversity of a big city yet it offers a relaxed way of life in a friendly, safe and multicultural environment. Brisbane offers the most inclusive international student experience in Australia and hosts the country’s largest international student orientation day – the City Welcome Festival.

Affordable Lifestyle

Despite being Australia’s fastest growing city, Brisbane still has a low inner-city population density, meaning accommodation close to the CBD and cultural hubs is very affordable.

Student travel is inexpensive so it’s easy to get around the city and explore its many parks, gardens, cultural spots and shopping districts.

Explorer’s gateway

Brisbane is a short trip away from many stunning and exciting destinations. In fact, the city is the gateway to many of Queensland’s finest tourist attractions including the Great Barrier Reef and islands of Moreton Bay. The city is only a one-hour drive from the famous Gold Coast beaches and popular theme parks. To the north you will find the Sunshine Coast and the beautiful heritage-listed beaches and rainforests of Fraser Island.