Facts and Figures about Brisbane


Brisbane is Australia's New World City, with a $146 billion economy.

On Australia's eastern seaboard, it is the closest capital city to Asia. Successfully hosting the G20 Leaders Summit in 2014 furthered Brisbane's position as a serious player in the Asia Pacific.

The city's key sectors include mining and resources, information and communication technology, scientific innovation, creative industries, food and beverage, higher education, tourism infrastructure, manufacturing, logistics and distribution and aviation.

Most major Australian companies and many international companies have offices in Brisbane, providing students with access to exciting job opportunities with some of the world's most well-known organisations.


Brisbane is a thriving multicultural hub with a population of 2.2 million, making it the third-largest city in Australia. It also has the largest population growth rate of any capital city in Australia. An inner-city population density less than Sydney and Melbourne keeps accommodation affordable around the city's major education precincts and provides students and residents with plenty of open space to enjoy.

The multicultural and linguistically diverse population has one quarter of residents born overseas and 16 per cent speaking a language other than English at home. This means you'll be able to meet and make friends with students not just from Australia, but from all over the world.


Brisbane has more sunny days per year than any other Australian capital city. Temperatures remaining fairly stable across most seasons, and the sub-tropical climate makes it perfect for a range of outdoor activities.

Month / Season Average Min. Temp Average Max Temp
Dec – Feb (Summer) 20°C 28°C
Mar – May (Autumn) 16°C 24°C
Jun – Aug (Winter) 10°C 21°C
Sep – Nov (Spring) 15°C 25°C

Brisbane Infographic