About Brisbane

Brisbane’s comparatively low living expenses and tuition costs, are all factors that make Brisbane one of the most liveable cities in the world.

James Cook University Brisbane Campus is a modern high rise building, centrally located in the Central Business District (CBD) on Queen Street.

Students have access to study space, computer stations, high speed internet and WiFi, leisure and activity rooms, all within walking distance of the riverfront, Queen Street’s main shopping mall, city library and the many shops, parks and cafes that our beautiful city has to offer.

The campus is easily accessible via the many forms of public transport which is discounted for students.

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General Information
State Queensland
Population Over 2.2 million people
Climate Subtropical
Language English
Time Zone GMT/UTC + 10 Hours
Currency Australian Dollar ($AU)
Cost of Living Relatively lower than the other Australian capital cities such as Sydney and Melbourne
Summer Dec – Feb
Average temperature: 27°C
Autumn Mar – May
Average temperature: 23°C
Winter Jun – Aug
Average temperature: 17°C
Spring Sep – Nov
Average temperature: 22°C

Brisbane hosts Australia’s largest Welcome Festival for international students.


75,000 international students from more than 160 countries have chosen Brisbane.

130 Koalas to cuddle at Lone Pine Sanctuary.

More than 90 council parks have exercise equipment so you can get outdoors and exercise for free.

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Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing capital city for employment.

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2000 bikes to cycle around Brisbane.

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Nearly 30% of Brisbane’s population was born overseas.

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More than 16% of Brisbane’s households speak a language other than English at home.

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Brisbane’s Story Bridge is one of only three bridge climbs in the world!

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6 minute walk to the university from central station. translink.com.au

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Regular bus services available with bus stops only a short stroll from the university. translink.com.au

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Paid parking stations are available close to the university for students who wish to drive. (N.B. The campus does not have a car park)

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Students can hire bicycles by subscribing to CityCycle. citycycle.com.au

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3 minute walk to the university from Riverside Ferry Terminal. translink.com.au