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Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, with a metropolitan population of 2.2 million, making it the third-largest city in Australia. The city is an inclusive thriving multicultural hub, with the largest population growth rate of any capital city in Australia.
You will have no trouble finding activities to do with your time off over your holidays, as Brisbane has many exciting options for you to explore and keep you busy.
Soak up the culture at the South Bank arts and cultural precinct, home to the Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, State Library, and the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Stroll through the beautiful gardens at South Bank Parklands and cool off at Streets Beach, Brisbane’s own inner-city, man-made beach and lagoon.
Shop till you drop in Queen Street Mall or Garden City Westfield, the largest shopping centre in Queensland.
Take in the view of the city skyline and, if you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand rock-climbing at Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
Enjoy Brisbane’s pleasant climate and eat alfresco in one of the city’s nightlife precincts, offering everything from food trucks to five-star dining.
For more information on events and what to do and see while living in Brisbane, you can visit the following:
Study in Brisbane
Brisbane City Council
The Brisbane Student Hub
The Brisbane Student Hub is a free, welcoming support service for international students in Queensland. The friendly support staff assist by providing information, advice and referrals on healthcare, volunteer opportunities, employment, budget management, accommodation and legal services, as well as connecting students to local events and activities. Students have access to free Wi-Fi, laptops and a printer in a safe and confidential environment.
For information, over-the-phone support state-wide and to make an appointment, please call 1800 QSTUDY (1800 778 839) or download an information brochure.
With an open and bustling lifestyle, the accommodation options in the city are affordable and located in close proximity to education facilities, to suit your lifestyle and budget.
Accommodation options include:
Student accommodation located close to campuses, including Iglu and Urbanest
Homestay options (Australian Homestay Network)
Affordable rental options
Translink is a well serviced public transport system that offers three main types of transport in the region; bus, train and river ferry (boat). International students studying full time are eligible for public transport discounts (conditions apply).
You will enjoy the sub-tropical climate throughout the year, with warm summers and mild winters.
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No matter whether you prefer living by the bay, amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, or on peaceful acreage to the west, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a location to suit you while studying in Australia.
Our Caboolture campus provides extensive training options for the growing population of the region with the sandy ocean beaches of Bribie Island and the impressive mountain backdrop of the D'Aguilar Range both within driving distance. We are lucky enough to share our campus with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and both university and vocational courses are offered here.
Whatever your career goals, our Grovely campus provides up-to-date courses and training to anyone looking to make change happen. Our dedicated horticulture classrooms and training areas are surrounded by lawns, gardens, nurseries and reclaimed forest areas. The campus sits near the impressive Brisbane State Forest Park.
However you wish to make change happen in your career, our Loganlea campus offers a huge range of study options and up-to-date specialist facilities. Located on Brisbane's south side only 40 minutes from the city, the campus has a huge range of study options set amidst lush green surrounds.
Our Mt Gravatt campus is the perfect choice for anyone looking to make great happen. Located only 20 minutes from Brisbane city, Mt Gravatt campus is the perfect choice for students looking for easy access to the city and all it has to offer, whilst still being surrounded by calm natural surrounds.
Our South Bank campus has been designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of potential study and career paths. Located in the heart of Brisbane's arts and cultural precinct the campus has easy access to the city, the lush South Bank Parklands (including the man-made beach and lagoon) as well as a multitude of cafes, restaurants, and art galleries.
"I love the teachers at TAFE Queensland because they are full of experience. They are very passionate about their industry and very caring. Because English is my second language it makes a difference. You really get the support you need at TAFE Queensland as well as lots of flexibility. I would totally recommend TAFE Queensland to people from all over the globe because it is the best."
- Wah Yudi (Hospitality Student, TAFE Queensland Brisbane)