Territory: Queensland
Population: 2 million.
Weather: Subtropical, with wet summers and a mild winter
Features: Gateway city for Queensland's iconic outback regions and surfing beaches.


Brisbane enjoys a laid-back lifestyle which takes advantage of its proximity to the famous Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches. Once known as “a big country town’, Brisbane has developed into a sophisticated capital city and international tourist destination.

As the gateway city for many Asian and Pacific nations, Brisbane hosts the majority of international students studying in Queensland. Seven of the 10 Queensland universities operate campuses in Brisbane, and the Brisbane Welcomes International Students Festival attracts over 8000 students each year.

Brisbane City Council provides a number of incentives for international students including free wifi in some council parks and local transport concessions.


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