Featured Image Caption: Living and Working in Brisbane
Brisbane is the bubbling capital city of Queensland, also known as the Sunshine State in Australia. If you are looking for a place where you can actualise your dreams of working, studying, meeting new people, and starting a new life, no other place quite fits the bill as much as Brisbane.
There are just so many reasons why Brisbane should be at the top of your list of cities to relocate to. Here are just a few reasons to choose from.
1. One of the most sustainable cities in Australia
With over 2000 parks and almost 3000 species of plant life, it is no wonder that Brisbane is one of the most sustainable cities in Australia. This capital city, well known for its immense biodiversity is the ideal place for lovers of nature and anyone who wants to be at one with nature, and to study it.
The parks and gardens are not just all that makes this city one of the greenest in the country. Brisbane also plays host to the lush City Botanic Gardens located just underneath the awe-inspiring Mt Coot-tha. This botanic city boasts plenty of rainforest glades, exotic plants, and scenic ponds. It is the ideal place for a relaxing afternoon picnic or a quite study session.
2. Centre of arts and culture
Lovers of the arts will definitely love this vibrant city renowned for its many cultural institutions, such as the Gallery of Modern Art, the Maritime Museum, Brisbane Powerhouse, and the Queensland Museum and Science Centre.
There is also the iconic Wheel of Brisbane located on the South Bank where you can see an all-round panoramic view of the city (if you have the heart to get to the top). Brisbane also has a number of theatres, cinemas, music and event centres, and the popular Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. If these are your kind of thing, you will never have a boring day once you move to Brisbane.
3. Awesome beach scene
Everyone loves the beach, and Brisbane’s beach culture is one of its kind in Australia. In fact, it is impossible to talk about Brisbane without talking about its many white sandy, sun-soaked beaches.
If you enjoy a day in the sun, stretched out on the beach, you will love Bribie Island, where you will find some of the most gorgeous beaches in Queensland. Ocean Beach is also another must-visit spot in Brisbane, particularly if you love surfing. Here, you will find surfing classes running most days of the week, and you can also hire surfing gear for some time on the water.
More Brisbane beaches include Frenchman’s Beach, Cylinder Beach, and Main Beach, each of them barely 40 minutes from the CBD, where you will likely be staying if you are around for a visit.
4. Countless opportunities
Brisbane is known as the city of opportunities because this is one place in Australia where you can find the opportunity you are looking for as long as you know where to look.
For example, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities for international students. There are also plenty of opportunities for internships and employment. In fact, working in Brisbane, Australia is quite easy as there are hundreds of private businesses and public institutions looking for skilled workers regularly.
Should you choose to come to Brisbane for school, you can be rest assured of signing up to a world class educational system. Whether it is the University of Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, or any of the many first rate colleges in the area, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a place to advance your education.
5. It is family-friendly
Wondering if Brisbane is the right move for you and your family? Brisbane is not just great because of its beaches, food, and culture. Its people are also quite friendly, warm and welcoming, and always ready to give a helping hand to newcomers. When you move over, you will find that the innate snobbery associated with big cities like Sydney and Melbourne is missing in Brisbane. There is nothing but friendliness in the local communities.
This makes Brisbane the ideal place to move your family. Your children can start a new and exciting life in a new city, get enrolled in any of the excellent schools in the area, make new friends, and easily get assimilated into the wonderful culture of this Queensland city.
As already mentioned, there are plenty of parks and green spaces for children, plus lots of playgrounds, public pools, and day-care centres.
Finally, house prices in Brisbane are not as expensive as in Sydney and Melbourne. This means that you will find it easier to find accommodation you can afford while looking for work or exploring business opportunities.
A move to Brisbane is definitely a move in the right direction. If you are considering relocating to Brisbane, be sure to use the services of a reliable international mover, so that you relocation will be as smooth and as seamless as possible, and so that you can settle into your new home quickly.
By James Cummings
who is Founder and CEO of dailyposts(.co.uk). He is a business psychologist and serial entrepreneur.