1. It is the capital of the sunshine state.
With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Brisbane summers are famous for the sub-tropical humid heat cooled by beautiful afternoon storms. Winter days rarely dip below 20°C.
2. Brisbane is affordable.
Brisbane has one of the lowest costs of living in comparison with other Australian cities – from transport and accommodation to meals. That does not mean there is a compromise in quality though.
3. World class student accommodation.
Brisbane offers a range of quality purpose-built student accommodation. Located throughout Brisbane to be easily accessible to all institutions, these residences provide support, facilities, and a community to students from a variety of institutions.
4. The education providers are world-class.
Brisbane is home to three top ranked universities: Griffith University, The Queensland University of Technology (QUT), The University of Queensland (UQ). There are also several English language colleges, vocational education providers and schools from which to choose.
5. TAFE network.
The Technical and Further Education (TAFE) network in Queensland trains more than 240,000 people annually in trades and technical skills including engineering, electrics, plumbing, information technology and hospitality.
6. It is easy to go around.
Centrally located, Brisbane is the best-positioned city to explore Australia’s big attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, coastal beaches, and Queensland’s famous theme parks. Eligible full-time uni, TAFE and post-secondary students can apply for a 50% concession fare on TransLink public transport services (excluding Airtrain), regional qconnect bus services and approved regional ferry services.
7. Brisbane is a safe and welcoming city.
Brisbane is Australia's most inclusive study destination and is known as a safe and welcoming place to live. Find out more about Brisbane at the City Welcome Festival – Australia's largest city Orientation Day where you can enjoy free music, food and networking opportunities.
8. Variety of food and activities at your doorstep.
The city’s diverse and inclusive community is reflected in its extensive calendar of events and festivals held throughout the year including the popular Paniyiri Greek Festival, Australia’s largest Oktoberfest and BrisAsia festival.
9. Koala Education Service office is in Brisbane 😉