The sixth largest country in the world, Australia is home to almost 25 million people. Boasting some of the most spectacular travel destinations in the world, Australia’s biggest attraction is its natural beauty.
With a modern, highly educated culture Australia has contributed greatly to the world stage through fascinating discoveries, high quality educational opportunities, and international collaboration. Plus, with inspiring landscapes, diverse cultural identities, and a flair for the creative, Australia has a uniqueness reflected dynamically through the arts.
Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland – Australia’s second largest state by area. With a population of over 2 million, Brisbane is one of the fastest-growing capital cities in Australia in terms of population and employment. The residents are young and skilled, highly educated and culturally diverse.
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Brisbane is the perfect location to enjoy a range of activities – sport, picnics in parks, bushwalking, climbing, and various water sports. It has all the advantages of a large modern city yet retains the friendliness and charm of a small regional town. The cost of living in Brisbane is considered more affordable than living in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth according to the 2012 Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.