Brisbane is one of the oldest and 3rd most populous cities of Australia and is the capital of Queensland – the sunshine state; located along the River Brisbane. The city has been ranked as a ‘Beta World City’ by the Globalization and Worlds Cities Research Network in the year 2016. Some interesting facts about Brisbane; during World War II, it was the busiest submarine port in the world at the time and the Queen Street, which is a Mecca for shopping, used to be barracks for convicts from 1827 to 1830. Brisbane is known to have a diverse multicultural vibe and is also one of the most affordable cities in Australia.
Brisbane is home to numerous universities namely; University of Queensland (UQ), Griffith University, Queensland University of technology (QUT), Australian Catholic University, Central Queensland University, University of Southern Queensland, University of the Sunshine Coast and James Cook University. There are also three TAFE colleges – Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, Southbank Institute of TAFE and Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE. All these universities and colleges combined attract a large influx of home and international students to Brisbane annually.
When you start looking for your student accommodation Brisbane you will find a supreme range of world class purpose built student rooms and at very affordable prices. Student housing in Brisbane provide support as well as excellent facilities to ensure you have a comfortable stay so that the transition of moving into a new place is relatively easy. The accommodation options are well located throughout the city, making all higher learning institutions and the Brisbane city centre effortlessly accessible.
There are excellent public transport networks of buses, trains and ferries which makes getting around the city a breeze. Inner Brisbane is more compact, therefore walking and cycling are popular means of commute. Brisbane airport is the main international airport and can be reached in 20 minutes by car or about 2 hours by train.
The population of Brisbane is estimated at 2,360,241, which is comprised of over 100,000 students. The city experiences a subtropical climate with the hottest months of summer from December to March with an average temperature of 29° and moderately warm winters with the lowest temperature averaging at 21° in June and July.