Most Liveable City
Brisbane is a dynamic, cosmopolitan, safe and friendly city, and is has been called Australia’s most liveable city. You can have a walk along the beautiful Brisbane River, grab some breakfast or lunch at Queen Street Mall, check out the sunset at Kangaroo Point and then go for some dinner and a dance in Fortitude Valley. Also living costs are relatively low compared to many other large Australian cities.
Stunning Beaches Nearby
It is surrounded by stunning destinations like the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, beautiful sand islands, zoos and theme parks.
With amazing weather, an excellent quality of life and stunning surroundings, Brisbane is one of the best study destinations in the world!
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Brisbane has a subtropical climate with warm weather majority of the year. The average maximum daily temperature throughout the year is around 25°C with an average of 280 to 300 days of sunshine per year. Summer has maximum temperatures of around 30°C, and there are often thunderstorms and heavy rain due to the condensation. Winters in Brisbane are mild, sunny and dry, with average temperatures of around 18°C. Spring and Autumn are warm and night temperatures are mild with a lot of sunny days.
- 1 Private room: $150 – $300/ week
- Shared room: $100 – $200/ week
- Bread: from $1.95
- Milk: $1.10
- Pasta/Rice: $1.50 $2.70
- Chicken breast: $12 per kilo approx.
- Standard meal: from $10.00
- Restaurant meal: from $25.00
- Fast Food: $10.95
- Cup of Coffee: from $4.75 (But you can get it cheaper at the petrol station)
- Movies: $15.00 – $30.00
- Haircut: from $15.00
- Petrol: from $1.43/ L
Brisbane has an efficient public transport system. There are trains, trams and buses all day long. It has affordable prices and is comparatively safe. To access public transport in Brisbane you will need a “GoCard” (https://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/go-card) or simply pay for a single trip ticket. However, if you are thinking in staying in Brisbane for a while, we suggest getting the card as it is rechargeable and cheaper in the long-term (Similar to the Opal Card used in Sydney).
This GoCard can be recharged as many times as you need at the machines which you will find at every train station, or you can simply download the app on your phone and recharge directly using your debit/credit card.
Brisbane has a broad range of accommodation options whether you are here for a long period of time or just for a short holiday. If you are going to live here for a while, we recommend that you visit the following websites:
If you decide that you want to get accommodation before your arrival in Australia, we can help by finding you a homestay in an area that suits your needs. Contact one of our experienced consultants to find out more about Accommodation options in Brisbane.
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Things to do
Queen Street Mall: Located in the heart of Brisbane it offers amazing shopping areas, great restaurants for all budgets and a vibrant atmosphere any day of the week.
Story Bridge Climb: Enjoy the amazing views of the Brisbane skyline and surroundings from one of the most iconic landmarks of Brisbane. It is a 2 hours climb over the bridge.
Koala Sanctuary: Brisbane Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is located in the suburb of Fig Tree Pocket. Founded in 1927, it is the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary. You will have the chance to get as close as it gets to these amazing native Australian animal.
Stradbroke Island: Enjoy the white sandy beaches, mangroves and wildlife around this amazing spot. You can also jump on a jet ski and have a look around from a different perspective.
Moreton Island: Located only 1 and a half hours from Brisbane city, Moreton Island offers stunning nature, great snorkelling areas, good restaurants and the chance to go to “Discover the World of Dolphins” Park.
Rainforest and Glow worm caves: The Gondwana rainforests is a World Heritage area located not far from the heart of Brisbane. You will see stunning waterfalls and a natural bridge. Later you will have the chance to tour the glow worm caves at Cedar Creek, then visit a winery and enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the vineyard.
Mount Tambourine Wineries: Discover the boutique wineries in Mt Tambourine. You can go on a wine tour where a guide will teach you everything you need to know about the area and its wines. Or you can also wander around the wineries, try some local food and enjoy the amazing views and relaxed environment that this area offers.
Facts about Brisbane
- Queens Street was a barracks between 1827 and 1830 for more than 100 convicts
- Brisbane was the busiest submarine port during World War II
- Brisbane has more than 280 sunny days a year and is known as the “Sunshine State”
- Brisbane is known as “Brizzie” to the locals.
- First ever Lamington was made in Brisbane
- Brisbane’s Story Bridge Hall has a twin in Montreal, Canada
- The World’s first cultivated Macadamia Tree was in Brisbane Botanic Gardens
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