- 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 hosts Australia’s largest city orientation day for international students, the Brisbane Welcomes International Students Festival, with over 8,000 students participating each year.
- With a population of 2 million, Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city for employment and offers a great range of opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
- Brisbane City Council offers free wifi at 22 of its most popular parks and students can also get free movies through the city’s Shade Cinema initiative. This downloadable app lets students watch a selection of movies at one of the city’s parks and gardens for free!
- Brisbane’s Lord Mayor hosts regular Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremonies, giving all international students the chance to receive a personally-signed certificate of friendship from the City of Brisbane.
- Brisbane is home to over 177 major resource and energy companies and is a growing hub for supplying resources to the world.
- Socially, economically and educationally, Brisbane is truly Australia’s ‘new world city’. In 2014 the eyes of the world was on Brisbane when it hosted the G20 Leaders Summit, the premier forum for international economic cooperation and decision making among the major economies of the world.