If it’s hot weather, endless sunshine and white beaches with crystal clear water that you are looking for, then Queensland is the place for you. Situated in the country’s north east, Queensland has a tropical climate throughout the year which complements the State’s natural rainforests and beaches perfectly. Its capital city, Brisbane, offers a great culture with popular restaurants and cafes adorning the shores of the Brisbane River.
The coastline of Queensland has some truly remarkable beaches, including the popular Gold Coast region. It’s easy to explore and find the beach you want to visit next. Whether it’s Alexandra Headland or the Hibiscus Coast, you’ll be able to find the perfect waves to surf on and most gorgeous sand to enjoy the glorious sun.
Queensland offers a huge amount of choice when it comes to dining, and the majority of food is locally sourced and prepared. Look for local dishes at establishments like Malt, Public and the Urbane Restaurant or sample the authentic Asian cuisine at restaurants like the Nook Cafe Restaurant, Devour and the Citron Restaurant.
You won’t find a better place than Brisbane to truly emerge yourself in the café culture that has gripped Australia and there are a number of great café’s to explore and try while on a break from work or to relax at in the evening. Brendan’s Café on the Goodwill Bridge and Ad Infinitum Café are both very popular options for a great Australian coffee.
The Gold Coast is a popular destination for surfers and sunbakers alike. Surfers Paradise is one of the largest towns in the region – and it takes after its name – as home to one of the country’s most popular surf beaches. A popular tourist destination, the area is also home to the Gold Coast 600 – an annual V8 Supercar race.
With a great climate to enjoy throughout the year, Queensland is a popular place to be, both professionally and for enjoyment. Finish work for the day and take in the sights and culture of Brisbane, with its fantastic café culture, dining opportunities and beaches. The fact that the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef aren’t far away gives you great options for that long weekend getaway.
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There are over 1,250 State schools in Queensland for both primary and secondary education so there is plenty of choice. A number of universities have campuses in the State to offer great incentives and opportunities for local and national students to study. The University of Queensland is the most popular, being the oldest in the State and fifth oldest in the country. It is also regularly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities.
Education is compulsory for everyone between the ages of 6 and 17.
13 colleges and 9 universities.
The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is located in the centre of Brisbane and operates as one of the main hospitals for the city. A teaching hospital to the north of the city, The Prince Charles Hospital, is also used and redevelopments have seen this become a specialist across many medical fields. Frontier Services also operates in Queensland, providing access to services for more rural and remote areas, including regular patrols throughout the year to help those in need.
$40 – $80 Ambulance Victoria Membership covers all ambulance service costs throughout Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, comprised of almost 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands which cover an area approximately 344,400 square kilometres. A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to limit the impact of humans and the tourism industry. It is one of the natural wonders of the world.
Life in Queensland does offer you a quintessential Australian lifestyle – great job opportunities and a relaxed working day combined with an evening and weekend of heading to the beach or out on the surf. The cost of living in Brisbane is lower than both Sydney and Melbourne and the warm, tropical climate right the year round can make it a popular choice for anyone looking for endless sunshine.
$2,400: MONTHLY RENTAL PRICE FOR A TWO BEDROOM HOUSE
The biggest industries in Queensland are construction, mining, tourism and hospitality and there is a wealth of opportunities for skilled migrants throughout the State but especially in the capital, Brisbane.
$950 – AVERAGE GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS
39 – AVERAGE HOURS WORKED WEEKLY