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Life in Brisbane as a Student

All you need to know about Queensland's capital - beautiful one day, perfect the next!

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Capital of Australia's sunshine-state, Brisbane or 'Brisvegas' as the locals colloquially know it, is a haven for lovers of mild winters and tropical summers. Ideally enjoyed in the outdoors, the locals really do have it all in this sport-obsessed, sun-soaked city. Coming to Brisbane to study? Study Brisbane is a great place to start!

We've put together below some key things you need to know about the city in general and life in Brisbane as a student. 

Where the Students Live

Fortitude Valley

The place to be for nightlife in Brisbane, Fortitude Valley is where the party well and truly comes alive in Queensland's capital. Home to the city's live music venues and rooftop cocktail lounges, this is a great spot to be with friends for a big day or night out. University students would struggle to be bored here with everything going on! Just make sure you make some time to study too..

Petrie Terrace

Party-vibes everywhere here, this is a cracking spot for a fun place to live.  Right on the fringe of the CBD, this quirky little corner of Brisbane leaves you well within reach of all the city and sporting action. You'll find this place buzzing on the weekends with the stunning Suncorp Stadium next door.

The Sights of Brisbane

Streets Beach (South Brisbane)

How many other cities in the world can boast a beach right in the middle of all of the action? Iconic to the city of Brisbane, the lagoon comes together with beautiful white sandy beach and quintessential Queensland sub-tropical flora. This is the dream!

Fortitude Valley

The place to be for nightlife in Brisbane, Fortitude Valley is where the party well and truly comes alive in Queensland's capital. Home to the city's live music venues and rooftop cocktail lounges, this is a great spot to be with friends for a big day or night out.

The Wheel of Brisbane (South Brisbane)

The one and only spot to get a 360° panoramic view of Brisbane, rise high 60m above along the Brisbane River and as you see all that this fantastic, cosmopolitan city has to offer. It gets even better too with 50% off the regular admission price for yourself and up to 3 others!

 

Things that bring Brisanites together

Universities in Brisbane

Central Queensland University (CQU)

Gladstone, Emerald, Mackay, Rockhampton | More information

Griffith University

South Bank, Nathan, Mt Gravatt | More information

University of Queensland (UOQ)

St Lucia | More information

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Springfield | More information

University of the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast | More information

 

Fun Facts

Famous for: Being beautiful one day and perfect the next

Heat-wise: Brisbane achieved (a relatively mild for Australia) 41.7°c | 22 February, 2004

Keeping it cool: Brisbane breezed through 2.6°c | 12 July, 2004

Someone who lives in Brisbane is a: 'Brisbanite'

 

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