Intercâmbio em Brisbane Austrália

BRISBANE

Snapshot

Overview

Overview

› Área:

15,826 km²

Climate

Climate

With a humid subtropical climate, summers are humid and warm, with average temperatures in January of 26° C, and dry and moderate winters, with average temperatures of around 17° C, and sunny days. Storms are common in the city from November to March, with February being the rainiest month.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Cosmopolitan, but with an unpretentious and chilled out day to day life.

History

History

The first settlement of Europeans in Brisbane came in 1824 at Redcliffe as a penal colony to house the most difficult Botany Bay colony prisoners in New South Wales. Due to the inhospitable waters and constant conflicts with the Aborigines, the colony moved to the Brisbane River banks, where it stayed until 1939, when it was deactivated. In 1942, Moreton Bay was opened to all free settlers and, from there, the white population grew in the region, expelling the natives. Brisbane developed during the 20th century and hosted major events such as the Commonwealth Games in 1982, the World Expo in 1988, and Goodwill Games in 2001.

Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Monthly estimate for one person (without rent): AU$ 1,184

Public Transport

Public Transport

Brisbane's public transport system include bus, train and ferry and the easiest way to get around the city is by using the rechargeable Go Card, accepted by all means of transportation. The system covers eight parts of south-east Queensland, stretching from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast, through Brisbane centre and covering the east, north, south and west sub-regions of the city, as well as areas in Moreton Bay such as Ferny Hills and Eatons Hill.

International students enrolled in vocational courses or higher education have the advantage of paying half the cost of tickets, and in the city centre, from 7am to 6pm on weekdays, there are free shuttle buses for everyone.

In Brisbane's public transport system, after the eighth journey of the week, every passenger pays half fare until the beginning of next week.

And, for those who prefer to ride a bike, extensive bike paths run through the city, providing a healthy and inexpensive way to get around.

Estude e trabalhe
em BRISBANE

Australia's second largest state, Queensland is nearly five times the size of Japan and nearly seven times the Great Britain. With such a large territory, it’s no wonder that it has three international airports: the farthest north in Cairns, the farthest south on the Gold Coast and the central one in Brisbane, its capital.   Australia's third most populous city, Brisbane has grown around Moreton Bay and is situated literally where the Brisbane River curves. Shaped like an “U”, Brissy, as it is affectionately called, is a city that combines the modernity of skyscrapers with the secular heritage of buildings built close to the river, all amid tropical vegetation and relatively close to two stunning state coastlines: Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

FAQ

  • 1) Why study in Brisbane

    Seven of ten Queensland's universities have campuses in Brisbane, the heart of the state. Not surprisingly, the city holds the largest event for welcoming international students in Australia, the Brisbane Welcomes International Students Festival, which attracts over 8,000 students annually.

    The Brisbane City Council, which is equivalent to Australia's city hall, offers free access to Wi-Fi networks in 22 of the city's most popular parks, as well as making movies available for free in many of these parks. It's the Shade Cinema project.

    International Brisbane students enrolled in vocational courses or higher education also save on public transportation, as they pay only half the ticket price.

  • 2) 9 reasons to study in Brisbane

    1. International students can work 40 hours per fortnight (and full time during vacations);
    2. International students pay only half the cost for public transportation tickets;
    3. Seven of ten Queensland's universities have campuses in Brisbane;
    4. Constantly elected among the 20 best cities in the world to live;
    5. Humid subtropical climate;
    6. 75km from Gold Coast and 105km from Sunshine Coast;
    7. Full of parks with free Wi-Fi;
    8. The fastest growing city in Australia;
    9. A cosmopolitan city, but with a very unpretentious and chilled out lifestyle.
  • 3) About Brisbane

    Elected in 2017 to become the 16th best city in the world to live in, according to the Global Livability Ranking of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Brisbane is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to live in a beach town, but love being surrounded by water.

    Crossed by the breathtaking Brisbane River and bathed by the magical Moreton Bay, a bay that is separated by the Pacific Ocean by four sand islands - Moreton, Bribie, North and South Stradbroke - Brisbane is also only 75 km from Gold Coast and 105 km from Sunshine Coast.

    For years, it’s been the fastest growing city in Australia, and already has cosmopolitan infrastructure and leisure options, but at the same time still has a modest, low-key atmosphere that makes all the difference. And during winter, when the southern capitals experience really low temperatures, in Brisbane there’s nothing like warming on the balcony contemplating the beautiful cloudless blue sky.

  • 4) Accommodations in Brisbane

    When researching a place to live, it’s very important that it be close to your school or that you can easily get there by public transport. We divided the accommodations into two types, according to the duration of the trip:

     

    Short term

    Hostels Backpackers

    The hostels are good options for those who want to save money with accommodation. The rooms in general are shared, but there are also rooms for couples and private options. Preferred by young travelers, they have quite relaxed environments, with lots of socialization and therefore are very sought after during high seasons.

    Lodges

    They are kinda like hostels but offer private, couples and group rooms. The environment is less busy and more private than hostels, the prices are a bit more expensive, but still cheaper than hotels.

     

    Long term

    Homestay

    WEST 1 recommends that, at least for the first few weeks, students stay in a homestay, which are homes of Australian families or immigrants who have been in the country for many years. It’s there that the student begins to have contact with the Australian culture, put into practice what they learn at school, get to know the city and ask questions. To participate in this type of program, families are accredited by the Australian government, which guarantees total safety for the student.

    Share accommodation

    After the homestay period, the student will already be more familiar with the school and the city. Feeling more independent, the next step is to share an apartment or a room with other students, many of them of different nationalities, which is a great experience and great for improving the language. The rent is usually paid weekly, and before moving you must deposit the famous “bond”, which is nothing more than an advance that ranges from two to four weeks of rent.

  • 5) Work In Brisbane

    In Australia, as soon as classes begin, the student can work 40 hours per fortnight (and full time during vacations). In order to do that, it’s important to open a student account at a bank and make the Tax File Number, a record on the Australian Taxation Office that will allow you to get paid by the employer and have your income tax in order.

    With a population of 2 million, Brisbane is the fastest growing capital in Australia, which has positively impacted the job market, with a wide range of opportunities in public and private sectors. For international students, the hospitality and restaurant areas are the main options, as well as civil construction and cleaning.

  • 6) Attractions in Brisbane

    Although appearing quiet by the standards of a capital city, Brisbane has a cultural calendar packed with activities, many of them scattered along the river banks. The Queensland Cultural Centre, for example, in South Bank, houses various forms of artistic expressions in its galleries, museums, theaters and other places bringing local, national and international exponents. The eclectic New Farm and Fortitude Valley are also worth a visit, as is the Gallery of Modern Art, Australia's largest modern art gallery with more than 10,000 works in its collection. The highlight of the year is the Brisbane Festival, which happens from September to October.

    Some great sightseeing in and around Brisbane include rock climbing and rappel on Story Bridge, canoeing on the Brisbane River, outdoors shopping at Collective Markets, Craft Beer Tour with the right to taste 20 craft beers, ferry ride along Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke, where there are great surfing beaches, and, of course, lots of fun on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

WHAT THE WEST 1 NATION IS SAYING...

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  • Amanda Cristina Barbosa Silva

    ‘WEST 1 has always helped me in all these challenges, having an agency in Brisbane makes all the difference.’

    From the moment I talked to the team, I had no doubt that WEST 1 would be with me to achieve what I always I dreamed.

    Amanda Cristina Barbosa Silva

    Brazil
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    /wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Foto.jpeg Amanda Cristina Barbosa Silva <p id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">Studying abroad was always a dream, but many times I thought it was not possible. So when I finally decided to LIVE what I always dreamed of, I researched and talked with people who have already experienced this experience. A friend, Stephanie Arruda, who happens to be working at WEST 1 in Sydney, referred me to WEST 1 in São Paulo, and from the first moment I talked to the team, I had no doubt that the agency would be with me to achieve what I always I dreamed. </span></p><p class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">During the process, I went through various fears and doubts (language, financial and family matters), but for honor and Glory to God, everything went well. </span></p><p class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">The big day arrived and I finally met Brisbane. I confess that this place exceeded my expectations. Every corner is perfect, the people are friendly and the weather is WONDERFUL. </span></p><p class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">Studying abroad is a unique experience! Apart from learning with a different language, you learn about other cultures, new places and, most importantly, you discover who you are. </span></p><p class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">In this journey not everything is easy, because every day there are new challenges to overcome, for example: the search for your first job, the difficulty with the language and the absence of family and friends that we leave in our home country. </span></p><p class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">In these moments, it's great to know that we have someone to rely on. WEST 1 has always helped me in all these challenges, having an agency in Brisbane makes all the difference. When I needed help finding a job, they were there; when I needed a friend's shoulder to talk about my fears, they were there with open arms to give me strength, especially Guilherme (so cute). </span></p><p class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">I am very grateful to God, because I feel that all choices were perfect and incredible people appeared on this path. In fact, a trip like this requires a certain investment, but every penny is worth it.</span></p> 2019-05-19 19.05.2019
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  • Matheus Tosta de Souza

    ‘I recommend to all my friends and I will definitely extend my studies through WEST 1!’

    An excellent agency!

    Matheus Tosta de Souza

    Brazil
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    /wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FE8F9EFA-D501-46DF-8DA1-AE1CC14C3EA3-matheus-tosta.jpeg Matheus Tosta de Souza <p id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">An excellent agency! The service is of extreme quality. From the beginning giving all the support so that each step was performed in the best way. When I arrived in Brisbane I attended the "Welcome to Australia" at WEST 1 Brisbane, where I was given the necessary information so that I could start my journey in Australia. I recommend to all my friends and I will definitely extend my studies through WEST 1.</span></p> 2019-05-02 02.05.2019
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  • Brazil I recommend to all my friends and I will definitely extend my studies through WEST 1! I am here categoria_2 0 0
  • Diego Garcia

    ‘I can count on WEST 1 Brisbane, especially Guilherme!’

    A sensational team.

    Diego Garcia

    Brazil
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    /wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20190304_122425-Diego-Garcia.jpg Diego Garcia <p id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">I have planned my trip with extreme details, and I can say that I got great help from Dani from WEST 1 Campinas. She helped me plan all the details and complete these details successfully. </span></p> <p class="tw-data-text tw-ta tw-text-small" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">And arriving here in Brisbane, I can count on WEST 1 Brisbane, especially Guilherme. A sensational team.</span></p> 2019-05-02 02.05.2019
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  • Vanessa Cordeiro

    ‘I am very happy with the services provided by WEST 1!’

    With the team at WEST 1 in Brisbane, it's so much easier! Thank you for everything!

    Vanessa Cordeiro

    Brazil
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    /wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/va-Vanessa-Costalonga.jpg Vanessa Cordeiro <p>I am very happy with the services provided by WEST 1, especially with Gui and Thais, they are like my family in Australia. Everything I need and what I did not know I could need, they are readily willing to help. The staff is very competent and trained, it goes beyond expectation because when you imagine yourself on the other side of the ocean, alone, it is difficult to know the challenges and difficulties you will face. But with the team at WEST 1 in Brisbane, it's so much easier! Thank you for everything! Thank you for making my dream come true and for your patience with me! Love you!</p> 2019-05-02 02.05.2019
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  • Kleber Wilson dos Santos

    ‘Thanks for the affection and concern from all this team from Brazil and here in Australia!’

    Without this partnership with WEST 1, I believe the path would be a little more painful.

    Kleber Wilson dos Santos

    Brazil
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    /wp-content/themes/west1light/imgs/timthumb.php?w=200&h=200&zc=1&src=https://west1.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/26-05-2017_09_46_34_Screen-Shot-2017-05-26-at-9.46.07-AM.png Kleber Wilson dos Santos <p>Wow, I'm having a unique experience in my life, crossing the continents and arriving in this wonderful land, it is all good and my journey is just beginning. I've been here for a week and I've already had an idea of the challenges and achievements we will have "together". I say "together" because, without this partnership with WEST 1, I believe the path would be a little more painful. Thanks for the affection and concern from all this team from Brazil and here in Australia.</p> 2017-05-29 29.05.2017
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