Also known as the ‘River City’, the Queensland capital of Brisbane is a vibrant and modern metropolis with a thriving population and the Brisbane River winding majestically through its heart. Brisbane is a city renowned for diversity, which is celebrated across food, arts and culture, entertainment, festivals, markets and more. The city is also the perfect starting-point for accessing some of Australia's most famous natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. And with topical weather and sunshine almost every day of the year, there’s no better place to call your new home.
Best known for
From historic architecture in the CBD and impressive street art around West End, to a fun nightlife scene in Fortitude Valley, South Bank's huge Wheel of Brisbane and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - one of the only places in Australia where you can cuddle a koala - Brisbane offers something for everyone.
Where to Study
There are a wide range of education providers in Brisbane, from world-class universities, to Vocation Education and Training providers which get you industry ready in a range of specialised courses. Also, The University of Queensland was officially founded in 1909. It’s the oldest university in Queensland and the fifth oldest university in Australia.
Brisbane’s transport system is diverse and reliable, made up of buses, trains and ferries. With a free city loop and a tertiary student discount, it is also a relatively cheap way to get around the city.