Living in Brisbane
With a population of 2.3million people, Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia.
It’s easy to see why Brisbane is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. Weekend trips are easy with beaches, mountains and forests only a short drive away.
Attractions and cultural hotspots can be found spread out throughout the greater Brisbane area, so make sure to ask around to discover some of the cool things you can do in Brisbane.
Brisbane enjoys more winter sunshine than any other Australian State and comfortable year round weather, making Brisbane the prime destination to enjoy the Australian great outdoors and water sports.
Visit a diverse range of restaurants and shops, particularly in Hamilton, New Farm, Fortitude Valley, South Bank, West End and the CBD. A short travel out of the city brings you to even more options in Chermside, Paddington, Kenmore, Rocklea, Mt Gravatt, Capalaba, Redcliffe and Sunnybank. There is also a vibrant arts scene with many venues for live performances from traveling musicians and bands, live theatrical performances, comedians and more.
Brisbane is home to several professional sporting teams including the Brisbane Broncos (Rugby League), Brisbane Lions (Australian Football League), Queensland Reds (Rugby Union), Brisbane Roar (Soccer) and Brisbane Heat (cricket).
There are also many amateur and community sporting leagues around Brisbane for those wanting to try their hand and one of the many sporting codes.
Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall boasts over 700 shops including high end retailers such as Zara, David Jones, Myer, H&M and numerous department stores, as well as niche retailers, cafes and bars.
To the north and south of Brisbane are some of Queensland’s most beautiful surf beaches in the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
Travel into the hinterland to find our national parks, rainforest walks and waterfall trails.