Living in Brisbane

Thinking about relocating to the Sunshine State? We’ve done a lot of the hard work for you and have put together this page of useful information for your upcoming move!

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Climate:

Brisbane has a subtropical climate with warm and hot weather throughout most of the year. Boasting 261 days of sunshine a year, Brisbane’s climate is very sunny, with around 2,800 hours of sunshine annually. Most rainfall is in summer. This can be in the form of rather awe inspiring thunderstorms with torrential rain

Summer (December – February)
During summer, average temperatures range from 21 – 29.8°C and the city has its highest rainfall, which can bring thunderstorms and occasional floods. Average rainfall during this time is 426.6 mm

Autumn (March – May)
Autumn, from March till May, cools off slightly and sees a rapid reduction in rainfall. The average high temperature drops from the high 20s at the start of the season to the mid 20s by its end. Nights gradually become more comfortable and by May you might even want a light extra layer

Winter (June – August)
Brisbane’s weather in winter is generally dry and mild with mean temperatures between 11 – 21°C (51.8 – 69.8°F). Early mornings and nights can be crisp, but overnight lows rarely drop below 9°C (48.2°F). The spring climate is similar to autumn, with average temperatures between 15 – 25°C

Spring (September – November)
September till November, is hot and sunny, and starts off very dry. The average high temperature creeps up through the mid 20s, reaching 27°C in November, and nights become warm again. Sunshine levels get up to a fantastic nine hours per day and the sea warms to 24°C by the end of the season.

Understanding the Suburbs:

Inner City Living:

  • Paddington ; Singles, Professionals, Families, Students, Executives
  • New Farm ; Singles, Professionals, Gay/lesbian, Students
  • Kangaroo Point ; Singles, Professionals, Executives
  • West End ; Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students, Travellers
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Left: Treasury Casino Brisbane, CBD Right: The Wheel of Brisbane, Southbank

Southern Suburbs:

  • Bulimba ; Singles, Professionals, Families, Executives
  • Holland Park ; Families, Students
  • Carindale ; Singles, Professionals, Families,

Northern Suburbs:

  • Chermside ; Professionals, Families, Students, Executives
  • Albion ; Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian
  • Lutwyche ; Singles, Professionals, Executives

Eastern suburbs

  • Wynnum/Manly ; Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students, Travellers
  • Capalaba ; Singles, Professionals, Families, Executives
  • Cleveland ; Professionals, Families, Students, Executives

Western suburbs 

  • Toowong ; Singles, Students, Professionals, Families, Executives
  • Indooroopilly: Singles, Professionals, Families, Students
  • Kenmore ; Families, Students
  • Milton; Professionals, Students, Executives

Top 10 things to see and do:

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Left: Eat Street Markets Right: Brisbane Botanic Gardens

  • Check out Brisbane’s Southbank Parklands and City Beach
  • Feeling Lucky? Visit Brisbane’s Treasury Casino while our new Queens Warf development commences in 2017
  • Immerse yourself in the natural, scenic wonders and feed the dolphins on a day trip to Tangalooma Island – Only 1 hour via ferry
  • Needing some retail therapy? Check out Queen Street Mall. If luxury is what you are after visit Queens Plaza.
  • Cheap Eats? Check out Fortitude Valley and Southbank

Top Schools and Universities:

  • Brisbane Grammar School
  • St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School
  • Brisbane State High School
  • University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology

Transport Information:

Most commuters will utilise Australia’s most modern bus fleet or the City Cat ferry. For all bus, train and ferry information visit: https://translink.com.au/

Brisbane is also a very bike friendly city, with extensive cycling networks and picturesque cycling routes around Brisbane River.

Average Rental Cost:

According to recent statistics released by www.realestate.com.au the medium rental property prices for Brisbane are as follows:

Inner City

  • House – $500+
  • Unit – $400 – $550

Suburbs

  • House – $400
  • Unit – $325

Best beaches

  • South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane QLD 4101 – 10 minutes from Brisbane CBD
  • Burleigh , GOLD COAST –  1 Hour  from Brisbane CBD
  • Coolangatta , GOLD COAST 5 Hours from Brisbane CBD
  • Coolum Beach, SUNSHINE COAST 1.5 Hours from Brisbane CBD
  • Mooloolaba, SUNSHINE COAST – 1.5 Hours from Brisbane CBD
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Left: South Bank Parklands Right: Mooloolaba Beach

Population Size: 2.099M

Other Helpful Links:

Rental Accommodation: www.realestate.com.au

Transport: https://translink.com.au/

What’s on: http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/

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