Why choose Brisbane

Before starting your journey to Brisbane, it is important to deal with the essentials to ensure you arrive confident and well prepared.

Beautiful one day, perfect the next. Those are the words most often used to describe Queensland, known as Australia’s “Sunshine State”, and its capital Brisbane lives up to this famous slogan.

As one of the friendliest, most liveable and multicultural cities in the world, it’s no wonder Brisbane was recently ranked in the top 50 best student cities in the world.*

*QS World University Rankings 2013/2014

Facts about Brisbane

       Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland

       Brisbane Airport services 26 airlines flying to 42 domestic and 28 international destinations

       Home to three QS World University ranking universities: University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Griffith University

       Brisbane is a safe and welcoming city with excellent transport links including bus, train and ferry services

       Host to Brisbane City Welcome Festival which is Australia's largest city orientation day for international students

       Brisbane City Council offers free wifi at 22 of its most popular parks

       Brisbane is one of Australia’s most affordable places to study. You'll find that tuition fees provide students with value for money, and cost of living expenses are more affordable compared to other developed countries

       Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city. An average of 261 annually

       See the best Brisbane has to offer with Translink by Bus, Train, Ferry and CityCat

Location & Transport

The perfect weather and proximity to some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders are just some of the reasons you'll love studying in Brisbane.

We have listed some useful information about location and transport.

When arriving to Brisbane, students can purchase a TransLink GoCard. This is an electronic ticket offering fast, easy and convenient travel at a cheaper price than paper tickets. Your GoCard can be used on all TransLink buses, trains (including Airtrain), ferries and tram services across Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast.

School students aged 5 to 14 years are eligible for a Child Concession GoCard (orange).
Primary and Secondary students aged 15 or older are eligible for a Concession GoCard (green).

More information about TransLink online:
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Australia has 3 major domestic airlines which include Qantas, JetStar, Virgin Australia.

Compare, combine and book domestic flights with Webjet.

Staying in Brisbane puts you in prime position to explore some of Australia’s best destinations, both within the state of Queensland and beyond.

Destination Approximate Travel Times
Gold Coast 1 hour by train
Sunshine Coast 1 hour by car
Sydney 1 hour by plane
Melbourne 2 hours by plane
Great Barrier Reef 2 hours by plane
Auckland 3 hours by plane
Singapore 8 hours by plane
Guangzhou; 9 hours by plane
Seoul 10 hours by plane
Dubai 14 hours by plane

Prepare for Brisbane

Prepare for your stay in Brisbane with this useful information about weather, shops and cost of living.

Plan ahead with this information on temperature and rainfall in Brisbane.

Summer (December – February)
During summer, average temperatures range from 21 - 29.8°C (69.8 - 85.6°F) and the city has its highest rainfall, which can bring afternoon thunderstorms. Average rainfall during this time is 426.6 mm (16.8").

Autumn (March – May)
Autumn signals the end of the hot summer when average temperatures drop between 15 - 25°C (59 - 77°F), and the city experiences low humidity and less rain.

Winter (June – August)
Brisbane’s weather in winter is generally dry and mild with mean temperatures between 11 - 21°C (51.8 - 69.8°F). Early mornings and nights can be crisp, but overnight lows rarely drop below 9°C (48.2°F).

Spring (September – November)
The spring climate is similar to autumn, with average temperatures between 15 - 25°C (59 - 77°F). Warm, sunny days are tempered by cool sea breezes

(source: www.australia.com )


  • Coles
  • Woolworths
  • Aldi
  • Discount Store Retailers

  • Target
  • Kmart
  • BigW
  • The Reject Shop
  • Choice Discount Variety Stores
  • Stacks
  • Department Stores

  • Myer
  • David Jones
  • Health & Beauty

  • Priceline
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Terry White Chemist
  • Banking

  • National Australia Bank (NAB)
  • Westpac
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

    Nearby Doctors

  • Wintergarden Doctors
  • Turbot Street Medical Centre
  • Central Station Medical Centre
  • Sakura Family Clinic
  • Cbd 7 Day Medial Centre
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  • Post Office

  • Australia Post
  • Nearby Attractions

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
  • Museum of Brisbane
  • Wheel of Brisbane
  • Roma Street Parkland

This should be used as a guide only.

Living costs in Australia, visit www.studyinaustralia.com.au

BROWNS Brisbane Campus

Brisbane campus
Brisbane is a progressive, cultural and vibrant city with a warm climate all year round. The local people are friendly, “easy going” and enjoy living a relaxed outdoor lifestyle. BROWNS Brisbane campus is located in the heart of the city’s popular shopping and eating district. The school occupies the entire 8th floor of a modern building and overlooks the spectacular Museum of Brisbane and King George Square.

Brisbane Weather Today