Relaxed and laid-back vibes
With parkland in the city centre and a year-round events calendar, South Bank is a lively and laid-back place to live, but just a quick stroll across the bridge from the CBD.
South Bank’s Cultural Centre is home to museums, art galleries and theatres, including GOMA, the largest contemporary art gallery in Australia and QPAC hosts world-class musicals and performances year-round.
South Bank also has a more playful side and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike who come to enjoy the glorious sunshine or swim at Streets Beach, Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach. Locals and visitors take advantage of Brisbane’s 300-plus days of sunshine per year and dine outdoors at South Bank’s many cafes, bars and restaurants. Wander further along the river and you’ll find people relaxing to the sounds of live music at River Quay with picnics and their dogs, or wandering through the Epicurious Garden.
South Bank’s relaxed and laid-back vibes, combined with a variety of accessible transport options, education providers and leisure activities make it an ideal place to call home.
Hear from a current student who loves living in South Bank.
There is always something happening
South Bank always has something happening – events such as Brisbane Festival and World Science Festival are held here. It’s a very beautiful place to spend time along the river or in the parklands. A picnic is never a bad idea when you live in South Bank!