Learn English in Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane is a safe city with award-winning food and wine, adventurous activities, close weekend getaways and a multicultural atmosphere. It is also more affordable to live in than other cities and has an average of 283 days of sunshine every year.


Why do international students enjoy Brisbane

Discover the top reasons international students enjoy Brisbane and how we can help you make the most of your time here.

  • Easy lifestyle - Brisbane is livable for international students with a lower cost of living than other world capitals, warm weather, and great public transport and cycling facilities.
  • Tourist attractions and events - Brisbane is home to top tourist attractions, major events, and a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Find out what will be on while you are here.
  • Safe and friendly - International students find Brisbane people friendly and helpful, with safe public transport and places to go.
  • Thriving culture - great food, good times, creative people and places. Enjoy going out in Brisbane night and day.

Brisbane: capital of the sunshine state

City living close to nature

Great food and bars

Budget friendly living

Thriving culture

World travel sites rate Brisbane

8th most beautiful city in the world -  Rough Guides 2017

...edgy arts scene, pumping nightlife, great coffee and restaurants, lush parks and historic buildings -  Lonely Planet 

5th most popular destination at international student website - student.com (source: Forbes)

Enjoy going out, eating out

Enjoy street food, small cafes, roof-top bars, parks and restaurants along the river, and outdoor events. 


Easy lifestyle

Life is easier when the weather is fine. Brisbane is warm and sunny most of the year with a temperature range of 16 -  27 degrees. 

Why throw money away on rent?  Brisbane rents are low - cheaper than Sydney and other major capital cities in the world, leaving you more for what you want to do.  View data about the cost of living in Brisbane and compare with other cities.

Brisbane is easy to get around by bus, ferry or train.  Riding a bike is fun on one of Brisbane's many cycle paths. Take a quick ride from the city to near UQ.

Safe and friendly

Our students say Brisbane people are friendly and the city is not too big, not too small - the right size for when you are living away from home or overseas for the first time.  

Brisbane people are multicultural, outward-looking and friendly - you can always ask for help.

Inner-city Brisbane is easy to get around on free ferry services and there are plenty of outdoor and public places for you to explore while feeling safe and without getting lost.


Unique Queensland attractions and adventures

Australia's best beaches

Visit the Great Barrier Reef

Explore incredible rainforests

The biggest theme parks

Get close to the wildlife

Thrilling adventures