Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and the State Capital of Queensland. Sitting on the banks of the river after which it is named and stretching to the coast of Moreton Bay, Brisbane is a city of almost unending waterfront and a wide variety of stunning vistas. While Sydney and Melbourne have long been considered the most impressive of Australian cities, Brisbane is catching them up in terms of popularity with expatriates.
While the cost of living in Brisbane is far from Australia’s cheapest, it is considerably less than that of the more glamorous Sydney or Melbourne. The city also benefits from stable and cheaper house prices, which makes the city a worthwhile alternative for those wishing to move to Australia.
Brisbane’s transportation system may not be as comprehensive as Melbourne’s famed public transport, but you can get virtually anywhere in the city via train, bus, ferry or tram. Like the rest of Australia’s major cities, Brisbane is definitely a car oriented city, and expatriates moving here will greatly benefit from car ownership.
Lastly, remember that home is what you make of it and if you need assistance organising your relocation then give the team at Pollards a call. We specialise in taking the headache out of the moving process, so you can focus on more important things, like getting acclimatised to your amazing new city.