Student life

Southbank, Brisbane during Riverfire fireworks, part of the annual Brisbane Festival
Southbank, Brisbane during Riverfire fireworks, part of the annual Brisbane Festival

A strong economy, great climate, cosmopolitan city, and wilderness adventures - Brisbane is where opportunity and lifestyle meet.


#1 South Pacific
Destination on the Rise

tripadvisor 2015 Travellers Choice

Peregian Beach

4 of Australia's top 10
beaches are local

tripadvisor 2016 Travellers' Choice

Brisbane by kayak

8th most beautiful
city in the world

Rough Guides 2015

map of Australia with Brisbane marked


Brisbane offers an exciting blend of food, art and culture, and easy access to golden beaches, subtropical rainforests and coastal mountain ranges.  

Brisbane is a vibrant and entrepreneurial city, with a strong economy and infrastructure and diverse population. Over a quarter of Brisbane's population of 2.3 million people were born overseas.

Brisbane provides a great environment for you to get the knowledge, confidence, and experience to succeed in Australia and on the world stage.

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Humpback whale breaching in front of spectators on a boatOur activities office organises scheduled activities such as sport and conversation clubs, and trips away to fabulous locations in and around Brisbane.  You can snorkel the reef, see whales, feed dolphins, ride down sand dunes, hike mountain rainforests and more.

The activities office will also help you make the most of the 100s of clubs and societies, and world class sport and cultural facilities available at UQ St Lucia. 

Find out more about our activities calendar and services.

"Booming Brisbane is an energetic river town on the way up, with an edgy arts scene, pumping nightlife, and great coffee and restaurants. Lush parks and historic buildings complete the picture, all folded into the elbows of the meandering Brisbane River."

Lonely Planet on Brisbane​​


















Student services

We can arrange your health cover, airport pickup and on-arrival accommodation with a local family. We're also here to help with personal or academic counselling.