Living in Brisbane

Living in Brisbane

Welcome to your new home

Young, friendly and entrepreneurial, Brisbane is more than just a city – it's your key to a region full of things to see and do.

With an enviable climate, sun-drenched days and starlit nights, Brisvegas beats to a rhythm of exciting contrasts and endless adventures.

With an edgy arts scene, thriving nightlife, strong sporting community, and music and cafe culture – all within easy reach of green rainforests, blue waters and golden beaches – there’s always something to explore in and around Queensland's capital city.

  •  Population 2.3 million people
  •  Named "Australia’s Hippest City" by Lonely Planet
  •  More than 300 days of sunshine per year

Accommodation

Finding a new home is a big part of settling in to university. Luckily, there's plenty of options available

Things to do

Brisbane is jam-packed with things to do. From fashion and food to arts and entertainment, there are events and activities all year round

Sport and recreation

Sport and recreation

Sports lovers rejoice – whether it's the roar of the crowd in a packed stadium or achieving your own personal best, Brisbane offers a raft of activities for energetic bodies and minds.

Find out what's on

Arts and entertainment

Arts and entertainment

Culture connoisseurs, art admirers and music mavericks – you’ve come to the right place! Mix it with the locals and discover Brisbane’s burgeoning arts and entertainment scene.

Mix it with the locals

Shopping

Shopping

Shoppers, are you ready? From designer brands and high-street chains, to vintage treasures and unique boutiques, we’ve got you covered.

Hit the high street

Eat and drink

Eat and drink

With a superb selection of fine-dining options, along with countless casual eateries, Brisbane’s varied and vibrant food and cafe culture won't disappoint.

Get a taste of what's on offer

Nightlife

Nightlife

From small venues and jazz clubs to stadium rock, Brisbane's range of pubs, bars and live-music venues has something for everyone.

Check out the local scene

Nature and wildlife

Nature and wildlife

South East Queensland is your launch pad to some of the world's most striking natural landscapes and wildlife, so take the time to immerse yourself in the best the area has to offer.

Discover greater Brisbane

Sunny weather. Sunny outlook.

Sunny weather. Sunny outlook.

Places to go

Queensland is a place like no other on Earth. Discover everything Queensland has to offer for yourself

Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is an endless playground for some serious fun, with golden beaches, lively nightlife and designer boutiques aplenty.
Great Barrier Reef
See the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, scuba dive or take a scenic flight over the world’s largest coral reef, which stretches over 2300 kilometres.
Fraser Island
Four-wheel-drive the dunes of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, and catch a glimpse of turtles, dolphins and whales passing by.

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