Brisbane City

Brisbane and Gold Coast both boast more urban ambience, while depending on your line of work you may consider either location as potential locations to reside.

Brisbane’s top suburbs to live in include Ascot, Wilston and Paddington – these neighborhoods boast rich cultures with many cafes and low crime rates.


People having difficulty choosing between living on the beachy Gold Coast lifestyle or in Brisbane’s bustling metropolis may save money by living in suburbs between both destinations, according to OpenAgent. Relocating to Coomera, Ormeau, Oxenford or Pacific Pines could save them significant sums and still offer easy access to their desired cities.

Brisbane boasts some nice beaches, though they aren’t the focal point of its landscape. South Bank provides some nice sand, while for surfing enthusiasts looking for some serious surf you may have to go further out.

Hikers in Brisbane will find plenty of trails to explore nearby, such as the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Keperra Bushland Reserve and Venmans Bushland Reserve. However, be mindful that Queensland lies too far south to avoid deadly marine stingers; swimming should only be done between flagged beaches for your own safety. Also consider purchasing travel insurance before coming down under!


The Gold Coast offers plenty of attractions. It features beautiful beaches, year-round surf conditions, charmingly aged 1970’s motels, hipster cafes and plenty of restaurants and festivals; making for an experience-rich living environment. It is hard not to have fun living here!

Currumbin Creek provides an environment conducive to nurturing and competitive sports competition, boasting world-class training facilities. Currumbin offers many outdoor activities from theme parks to paddle boarding or fishing at Currumbin Creek.

If you want a break from crowds in winter, try heading down to one of Brisbane’s beaches, which tend to be much quieter. Stroll along them while taking in sunset views or relax with drinks at one of many bars with city centre views – or perhaps enjoy one of many bars with ocean views in city centres with bars with sea views! There are museums and restaurants to keep busy all year round as well as museums dedicated to Australiana! For a relaxed lifestyle experience Brisbane may be just right as its canal lifestyle draws people who are well educated, fit, cultured individuals!


International students choose Brisbane and Gold Coast because of its quality education and outstanding teaching staff. Both cities boast top-tier universities such as Griffith University – an esteemed research institution which boasts scientific breakthroughs like world-leading malaria vaccine development, as well as taking the first picture ever showing an atom’s shadow!

The Gold Coast offers students plenty of attractions, from stunning beaches and amusement parks to an abundance of cultural events and two top-tier private universities – Bond University and Griffith University.

It can become very crowded during peak tourist seasons; however, there are numerous peaceful spaces to sit back with a drink and admire the sunset. Cafes in the city also welcome dog visitors; for an optimal visit experience during winter when temperatures are milder and fewer visitors make parking spots easier to find as well as exploring its beaches.

Job opportunities

City life draws in both international students and professionals from around the globe, thanks to its world-class healthcare, education systems, affordable housing options and vibrant cultural scene. Furthermore, Houston boasts a robust employment market that includes access to numerous high-quality resources like the Robert Half Salary Guide and job boards to facilitate job searches.

Tourism is one of the Gold Coast’s main industries, drawing over 13 million annual visitors and providing many jobs in its tourism sector – such as hotel and restaurant work. Furthermore, due to being one of the primary film production centers, aspiring actors and actresses may find opportunities as extras or helpers on set.

International students can also find part-time work on the Gold Coast. One popular option is becoming a cleaner; these jobs usually pay between 25-30 AUD per hour. Another option would be picking fruit at farms for payment per kilogram picked.