Live and study in Brisbane

Site Institute is located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD, Queensland's progressive, multicultural and globally connected capital.






Vibrant city of culture and entertainment

Brisbane is Queensland’s capital, situated on the east coast of Australia and boasts over 78,000 international student enrolments. With a low cost of living and 283 days of sunshine, Brisbane is the perfect place to call home while you study abroad.


Brisbane city

Cultural hotspot

Brisbane boasts the sprawling Queensland Cultural Centre on South Bank, which hosts every manner of artistic endeavour and a growing number of world-class exhibitions. Other cultural hot-spots include eclectic New Farm and Fortitude Valley and the city, with its public art and heritage buildings.


Surrounded by

Nature at your doorstep

Not only does Brisbane offer the vibrant dynamic of city life, it is embedded in a place of striking natural beauty and wonderful experiences. Try a stroll through the City Botanic Gardens, dolphin feeding at Tangalooma, or cuddling a koala at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, on the Brisbane River just 15 minutes from the Central Business District.


All year round

Beautiful weather

Queensland isn’t named the “Sunshine State” for nothing. Boasting Australia’s best climate, Brisbane summers offer sub-tropical humid heat cooled by beautiful afternoon thunderstorms, while winters rarely dip below 20°C. Spring and autumn are favourite seasons as it’s easy to enjoy the outdoors with temperatures ranging in the mid-to-late 20s.



Start-up industry

Start-up industry Brisbane is well positioned as an attractive investment destination with a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture. The city is home to a growing number of entrepreneurs with some great success stories such as games developer Halfbrick (the maker of Fruit Ninja) and music discovery service We Are Hunted, which has been acquired by Twitter.