City Guide


Heading to the University of Queensland or to Griffith University’s Brisbane or Nathan campuses? You’ll be in Brisbane, Queensland!

Brisbane is Queensland’s capital city and is the third-largest city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne. With its multicultural population of approximately 2.4 million, it’s host to many large-scale cultural and sporting events, including the 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit, the Rugby World Cup, and the Commonwealth Games. 

Brisbane’s lower cost of living (compared to cities such as Sydney and Melbourne) and sunshiny weather are always drawing in new residents. The clear skies, warm, sunny days (300-plus days of sunshine a year) and mild nights promote an outdoor lifestyle!

Fast Facts

  • Third largest city in Australia (after Sydney and Melbourne)
  • Lower cost of living
  • Queensland doesn’t practice daylight saving time
  • Brisbane offers two free bus loops throughout the CBD



Bucket List


Catch a Lions game at the Gabba and try and try to understand how Aussie rules football works.
Spend a night in South Bank soaking in some modern art at the QAGOMA, roaming their night market.
Hit up the Fraser Coast to experience some island life and whale watching.
Catch “Riverfire” on the Story Bridge and celebrate the end of three weeks of Queensland’s largest arts and cultural event!
Go a little bit country while in the city at the The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), Queensland largest annual event.
Spend a day exploring Mount Coot-tha.