Moving to Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is Australia's third biggest city. It has a rapidly expanding population of over 2 million and is home to a significant expat population of a wide variety of nationalities. The largest portion of expats living in Brisbane are from the UK or New Zealand, but there are also significant numbers of Indian, Chinese and South African expats in the city, among others.

Expats should have no problems finding suitable employment, as one would expect with a growing city. Some of the city's main industries include IT, finance and administration. The cost of accommodation, along with the general cost of living, is much less than in Sydney or Melbourne.

This is a laid-back city that still manages to buzz with an assortment of lively areas. The city offers alfresco dining all year round and an assortment of restaurants to sate the appetite of any expat or Brisbanite.

Whilst the city may be compact, the suburbs sprawl north, south, east and west. Open spaces and outdoor entertainment are Brisbane trademarks thanks to its pleasant climate, and there never seems to be a shortage of things to see and do in the city. If one should tire of one's immediate surroundings though, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast (to the north and south of the city) offer a respite from the city and are great weekend getaway spots.