Brisbane is Australia’s “New World City”, a multi-cultural hub of creativity and invention that provides students with forward-thinking educational providers and world-class research facilities, all in a sub-tropical climate ideal for an outdoor lifestyle.

Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city – after only Melbourne and Sydney. It has an estimated resident population of 2.19 million (2012 figures), according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Brisbane City Council website has more information about Brisbane’s population in its Statistical Portrait of the Brisbane region. The multicultural population of Brisbane has 21.7% of residents born overseas and 16% speaking a language other than English at home. (Source: Some of the most commonly spoken languages other than English include Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Japanese, Hindi and Tagalog.

Average Living Costs per Week


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