Brisbane’s world-class education, beautiful climate and superb lifestyle makes it an ideal place to study and develop your career

It is recognised as a safe, welcoming and clean city with beautiful parklands and green open spaces. With a population of just over two million people, it has all the advantages of a modern metropolis while retaining its relaxed and friendly nature of a smaller town. Its vibrant nightlife, multicultural restaurants, lush riverfront parklands, historic buildings as well as a range of internationally acclaimed arts, cultural and sporting events.

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Average temperature:

15 °C – 26 °C

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Population: 2.27 million people

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283 days of sunshine a year

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One of the world’s most liveable cities

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International population: 28% of Brisbane’s residents were born overseas

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State capital of Queensland


Griffith has three campuses in and around Brisbane City—NathanMt Gravatt and South Bank as well as a fourth nearby in Logan city. Brisbane is approximately a one-hour drive from the Gold Coast campus (78 km ) and around 30 minutes from Logan.


We have a range of on-campus accommodation options, from dormitory-style rooms to furnished apartments. We can also connect you with off-campus options, including homestay. View our accommodation website website for more information.


Brisbane has a reliable network of travel options as well as beautiful cycling paths and walkways that make up one of Australia’s most foot-friendly cities.


Brisbane has a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options available across the city where you can access banks, grocery stores and other lifestyle amenities. Our Brisbane campuses are within proximity to these larger lifestyle precincts, while most of your day-to-day needs are catered for by our on-campus services.

Places of worship

Brisbane is a modern and multicultural city home to a number of churches, mosques and temples. Search Brisbane’s full list of places of worship.

You can also visit our Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue for more information.


Our Brisbane restaurants and cafes serve international cuisine from across the globe, including Ethiopian, Venezuelan, Chinese, Polish, Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, North American, Mexican, Indian, Italian and German dishes.

Nathan campus tour

Griffith Mates Erika and Elizabeth take you on a tour of Nathan campus.

South Bank campus tour

Take a look around our South Bank campus, situated in Brisbane's cultural heart.

Brisbane from a student's perspective

Vietnamese student Tran shares his experience studying a Bachelor of Business at Griffith University.

Explore South East Queensland

While there is plenty to see and do in Brisbane, there is also a great range of day trips and weekends away including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay and nearby islands such as Fraser Island and Moreton Island.

Explore our student stories

Top five day trips from Brisbane

Current student Hartinder shares his favourite day trips from Brisbane.

Stay for the day

Take a spin on the Wheel

Perched on the banks of the Brisbane River, the Wheel of Brisbane is a must-do city icon.

Go for a spin


Unique things to do in Brisbane

Find out what makes Brisbane special. Georgi shares the walks, wildlife and culture that have inspired her.

Five things to do in Brisbane

Discover our wildlife

Current student Nikhil shares his tips on how to find native plants and animals.

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Head to the Hinterland

Study abroad student Jennifer shows where you can spend a free weekend reconnecting with nature.

Explore the hinterland

Beginner’s grocery shopping guide

Learn everything you need to know about grocery shopping in Australia.

Grocery shopping tips

For great information on living in Brisbane, be sure to check out the Study Brisbane International Student Guide.

Life in Australia

Learn everything you need to know about life in Australia