Student Life

Planning on living and studying in Brisbane?

You’re not alone. Brisbane is already home to more than 140,000 students as well as a number of top ranking worldwide universities and education providers. If you’re looking for a balance between your studies and lifestyle, Brisbane caters to all your needs with a wide variety of dining & entertainment options available. Whether you’re into the nightlife in The Valley, the hippy chic vibe in West End or just having a swim at Southbank we know you’ll settle in nicely.

Public Transport

Brisbane has many public transport options available. Download Translink’s mobile phone app to easily plan your route from A to B using the ‘Journey Planner’ function. By inputting your starting point and desired destination, journey planner will be able to tell you which bus/train/ferry to catch, the costs involved and times they leave. Get yourself a TransLink Go Card from any train station, post office, newsagent to begin traveling on any TransLink bus, ferry and rail service throughout south-east Queensland. For more information, visit


Students who choose to study in Brisbane will be able to choose from a wide range of study through a number of highly regarded education institutions. Brisbane is home to:

  • University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Griffith University
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU)
  • Central Queensland University (CQU)
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
  • South Bank Institute of Technology

All conventional disciplines, from Law and Medicine through to Engineering, Business, Marketing, Tourism, IT and biotechnology are offered. The web links below are a good place to start for more information about each institution and the courses they offer.

Entertainment & Dining

As one of Australia’s fastest growing capital cities, Brisbane’s entertainment and restaurant scenes are exploding with a mix of new trendy cafes and bars combined with long established local haunts. Brisbane is known for its diverse community, which is reflected in the range of entertainment events available. Offering everything from international sporting events, cultural & music festivals, a robust market scene and everything in between, Brisbane is sure to keep you busy. Visit any of the webpages below for information about current and upcoming events in Brisbane:

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