Study in Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and hosts the vast majority of international students with 7 of the 10 Queensland universities operating campuses here..

  • Brisbane is Australia’s New World City, with a $135 billion economy.
  • Australia’s fastest-growing capital city for employment, ahead of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
  • Exhibits the highest share of full-time jobs amongst Australian capital cities, with full-time employment accounting for 72.3 per cent of total employment.
  • Recognized global player in business, major events and international education.
  • Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city.
  • Queensland has one of the lowest costs of living in comparison with the other Australian states.
  • Queensand hosted 2018 Commonwealth Games which helped the economy grow ever faster.

Cost of Living

It is important to know the cost of living (accommodation, food, travel, etc.), before you move to Australia. Before making any decision you need to make this as a major part of your planning so that you can live comfortably and within your budget while you study with NYC.

For further details on cost of living in Australia and Brisbane.

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Living in brisbane

This information will help you get a feel for living in Brisbane, how to arrange accommodation, how much money you will need to support yourself (and any dependents), and where you can go to socialize and make friends.

More information about studying in Australia is available from the Australian Government’s Study in Australia website:

http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/
http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/live-in-australia

Short Term Accommodation


After you arrive at Brisbane Airport you need to have a place to stay, even for a short time. Arranging short-term accommodation, at least for the first month, should give you enough time to settle in. Costs can vary depending on your budget. Utilities such as electricity, gas and water are usually included in most of these temporary accommodation arrangements:

Hotel standby rates – www.wotif.com
Brisbane information – www.visitbrisbane.com.au
Temporary accommodation options – www.lonelyplanet.com

Long-term Accommodation


As an international student you might prefer to stay at a private rental property. Consider the following when making your selection:

  • find affordable and safe accommodation close to campus
  • get access to a private rental database
  • estimate the costs for bond, rent, utilities and maintenance
  • understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.