Brisbane, where the college is located, is the capital of Queensland - the "Sunshine State" - and known as one of Australia's most liveable cities.
Brisbane College of Australia is situated in the heart of Brisbane city, surrounded by cafes, shops and entertainment venues. It is at the centre of the main shopping and business district and Brisbane's impressive network of public transport, consisting of buses, trains and ferries.
A myriad of entertainment and sightseeing options are offered, ranging from a sumptuous seafood buffet on the Brisbane River, relaxing beside the lagoon at South Bank, to abseiling down the cliffs at Kangaroo Point.
Brisbane also offers a wide variety of cultural, sporting, and leisure activities, including skydiving, horse riding, golf, hot air ballooning, fishing, scuba diving, theatre, markets, clubs, and pubs.
For more information on what's happening in and around Brisbane, click here.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, and temperatures ranging from 9 to 30 degrees celsius, Brisbane's 2.4 million people enjoy a casual outdoor lifestyle.
Travel and Activities
Travelling and undertaking extra-curricular activities during your stay is a great way for you to make the most of your stay in Brisbane. These experiences will provide you with the opportunity to see Australia, experience the Australian lifestyle and meet new and friendly people.
BC can help you arrange excursions in and nearby Brisbane, as well as trips around Queensland and interstate. Australia is a vast land with a wide range of unique landscapes, environments and people - the possibilities are endless! In Australia you can experience everything from the buzz of city life to the sunny warmth of beaches and islands, Australia's distinctive outback and breathtaking mountain scenery.
Some exciting activities include:
- Infinite shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities in Brisbane city
- Weekend trips to Brisbane's regional islands such as North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island and Bribie Island
- Day trips to Gold Coast theme parks such as Dream World, Wet 'n' Wild, Movieworld and Seaworld
- Excursions to beaches on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
- Farmstay holidays
- Visits to wildlife parks and nature reserves
Staying Safe & Support Services in Australia
Australia is a very safe country. You can find some tips about staying safe in Australia through this website. There are also many support services available for international students. To learn more about the available support services, click here.
You can also visit this website to learn about the ESOS Framework which is the legislation in place to protect international students.