About Brisbane

The capital of the Sunshine State.

A rapidly-growing multicultural hub, Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia, home to around 2.27 million people. Brisbane is a city that rarely dips below 20 degrees on winter days, and enjoys around 283 days of sunshine per year.

Brisbane offers international students some of Australia’s finest higher education institutions, including the award-winning University of Queensland and the internationally-renowned Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University. There is also a number of English language colleges, vocational education providers and schools to choose from.

Find out more about the types of study you can undertake in Brisbane here.

Lord Mayor's International Student Friendship Ceremony

Brisbane is an incredibly friendly and welcoming city to international students. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk hosts the City Welcome Festival and Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremony, signing more than 2000 certificates each year as the city extends the hand of friendship to international students.

Cultural Centre station

There’s no car needed when you live in Brisbane, with the city’s extensive public transport system getting you where you need to go via bus, train or CityCat. Brisbane is also a compact and walkable city, able to be covered on foot or by bike.

Brisbane’s multicultural and linguistically diverse population has nearly one third of residents born overseas and 18% speaking a language other than English at home. This means you’ll be able to meet and make friends with students not just from Australia, but from all over the world.

With an inner-city population density less than Sydney and Melbourne, accommodation is affordable around the city’s major education precincts, providing students and residents with plenty of open space to enjoy.

Brisbane International Student Ambassadors 2018

But don’t take it from us. Study Brisbane’s 40 Brisbane International Student Ambassadors share their real-life Brisbane stories to their networks around the world. Find out more about why they love Brisbane, and follow their stories here.

Still not convinced? Find out from current international students studying in Brisbane what they love most about the city.