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Study In Brisbane

Brisbane is one of the friendliest, most livable and multicultural cities in the world. Before you start to study in Brisbane, it is important to deal with the essentials to ensure you arrive confident and well prepared.  You can access some videos from the Brisbane City Council for more information on Brisbane services.


Public transport is one of the best ways to get around Brisbane CBD.  With the Translink Go-Card you can travel on all Translink bus, ferry and rail services across South-east Queensland.  The bus service runs throughout the city, connecting the outer and inner suburbs to the City, major shopping centres, entertainment and dining precincts, railway stations and ferry terminals.
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Why Study In Brisbane
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Cost of Living

Knowing how much it costs to live in Australia is crucial to not only getting your student visa, but also an important part to becoming financially stable while living here. Costs can vary for all items depending on the level and quality of service you are comfortable with.

Cost of living in Brisbane varies according to your lifestyle. A general guide to costs of living per week can be found below.

Type    Approximate Cost Of Living Per Week
Share Accommodation $100 – $225
Meals $50 – $100
Transport $5 – $15
Phone $10 – $75
Internet $15 – $20

To find out more about the costs of living in Brisbane, please visit Study Brisbane.

Medical Centres & Hospitals

High quality medical and health services are available throughout Brisbane. When visiting a doctor, you will need to have your Overseas Student Health Cover card with you.

In an emergency, you can contact an ambulance, the police or fire service by dialing 000.

You can find more providers from the My Hospitals website.

Bringing your family

International students may be able to bring their family members to Australia. Before arriving in Brisbane, spend some time researching accommodation options for you and your family.  Begin by preparing a budget and identifying the type of accommodation that will best suit your needs.

A few things you should consider before deciding to bring your family:

  • Book safe and comfortable accommodation
  • Organise schools for your children
  • Find international support groups or communities

Visa requirements

If you are planning to bring your family to Australia, you will need to check the conditions of your visa and enquire with the Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection.


If you plan to bring your children to Australia, they will have to attend school.  School children aged 5-17 can enrol and attend a Brisbane school for the duration of their parent’s visa.  You will need to pay school fees.  More information can be found at Education Queensland International.