Living in Brisbane


Emigrating to Brisbane | Quality of Life in Brisbane

Brisbane City and River

Brisbane: Central Business District and River

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s sunshine state. Its sub-tropical climate and dynamic economy are attracting large numbers of migrants.

It has a population of around two million people who enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in a beautiful, spacious city.

Like most Australian cities, the majority of people live in detached houses with gardens. This means the city sprawls over a large area.

Average House Prices in Brisbane ($thousands) 2004 to 2014

brisbane house prices sep14

The beautiful Brisbane River flows through the heart of the city.

Around one-quarter of Brisbane’s residents were born overseas.

According to the Bureau of Statistics, people from the UK are Brisbane’s biggest migrant group, making up 6 percent of the population. The next biggest group is New Zealanders (4%). Other nationalities make up less than 1 percent of the population each.

Brisbane Commuting to City

Brisbane: Commuting to the Central Business District

Around 6% of Brisbane’s population comes from Asian countries and 0.4% come from the Middle East or North Africa. Aboriginal Australians represent 1% of Brisbane’s population.

Despite having two million inhabitants, Brisbane is quieter than the larger cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

Most migrants find Brisbane is a friendly place to settle, particularly compared with Sydney where people sometimes seem to have less time for one another.

Unlike Australia’s other big cities, Brisbane is not situated on the coast. The famous Gold and Sunshine Coasts are about 1 hour away from the city.

Companies that began life in Brisbane include Flight Centre, and Suncorp-Metway Limited.

Can I Get A First Home Buyer Award?
How you can receive $15,000 from the Australian Government to help you buy your first home in Brisbane.

What’s good about living in Brisbane?
The bright side of Brisbane – all the positives.

What’s not so good about living in Brisbane?
The not-so-bright side of Brisbane. What are the negatives about Queensland’s capital city?

Brisbane’s Climate
Brisbane’s climate and the sort of weather you can expect in Brisbane during any month.