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Study in Brisbane

Get to know Brisbane

With its idyllic climate, growing music scene and close proximity to its beautiful coastlines, it’s easy to understand why Brisbane is the destination of choice for many international students. There’s no denying that Brisbane has one of the best climates of the Australian capital cities. The skyline of the city is constantly expanding vertically, with new residential buildings and office towers leaping up into the sky. Beyond the centre of the city, many Brisbanites live in ‘Queenslanders’, which are wooden houses raised on stilts with sweeping balconies, helping the occupants stay cool during the summer heat.

Quick facts

State: Queensland

Population: 2.2 million

Popular sports:Rugby League, cricket, basketball, soccer

Traditional owners of the land: The Turrbal people

Famous Brisbanites: Lincon Lewis, George Miller, Savage Garden

Things to see if you had 24 hours in Brisbane: Goma Gallery, Lone Pine Sanctuary, the South Bank

International student support: Study Brisbane (and IDP, of course)

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In and around Brisbane

Central Business District

Brisbane’s CBD has been transformed in the last five years, from what was considered to be a boring commercial precinct to a bustling centre with lots to offer both visitors and locals alike. The city centre is an intriguing collection of shopping, bars, and historical landmarks..

Fortitude Valley

This is home to some of the best live music in Brisbane. Fortitude Valley provides you with a chance to explore Brisbane’s party atmosphere. There are also boutique shops for you to browse, hipster cafes and hidden alleyways to explore, and some of Brisbane’s most iconic sites to visit.

St Lucia & Toowong

These two neighbourhoods are ideal locations with the river on one side and Mt Coot-tha on the other. They are great for relaxing after your studies with a large student population in the area there are also plenty of cool places to hang out.

West End & South Bank

The West End and South Bank are two of Brisbane’s more lively areas, where you’ll find an exciting art community and food culture that feels like it was made just for you to relax.

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