Brisbane is a thriving arts hub with lots to offer in the way of riverside recreation and café chic, just minutes from pumping surf beaches and national parks.

Located in one of Australia's fastest growing states, Brisbane is home to over 1.8 million people. Situated on the Brisbane River, the heart of the city is overflowing with boutiques, restaurants and nightspots.

The city is in a great location: the Sunshine Coast to the north and the Gold Coast to the south. Golden beaches, the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests and amusement parks are only a drive away.

Fortitude Valley — once a thriving red-light district — is now a popular nightspot, packed with bars and restaurants. Packed with bars, restaurants and cafes, ‘the Valley’ is the cultural hub of the city. There is a thriving Chinatown and cheap eats are scattered around the city for the student-friendly budget.

Brisbane has a great arts scene, with festivals and events happening year-round. The annual environmentally-focused Riverfestival attracts thousands of Brisbane-ites and culminates in a magnificent fireworks display. Sports fans can cheer for the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba, or catch a game of rugby league with home team the Brisbane Broncos.

Public transport is easier to access in the major towns, and all full-time students receive a concession card. Access to a car or other form of personal transport is generally required. The price of petrol and need for a vehicle usually increase as you head away from the city areas.

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A Star Future provides information and guidance to British students looking to pursue their undergraduate studies abroad.

Through our presentations in schools and our websites we aim to ensure that British-educated students are well informed about their choices.