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Brisbane, also known as BrisVegas, is hot; like a wet desert. One thing you won’t need to gamble on is perspiration - that’s guaranteed. Everyday. If you love the heat, you’ll love Brisbane.

Brisbane is very affordable, and the gateway to spectacular beaches via the Gold Coast (1 hour South), Byron Bay (2.5 hours South) or the Sunshine Coast (2.5 hours North). These are all great places to visit, year-round.

Brisbane city lights
They don't call it Brisvegas because its bland...

Living is affordable and Queensland boasts some of the best weather in Australia. It’s also a rather large state. Note that Brisbane, the state capital, is halfway between Melbourne and Cairns. Whilst you’ll be able to see crocodiles around Cairns, this northern Aussie city is also the gateway to the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef… all coral, and islands that are too expensive for most Australians to visit, and no crocodiles. 

Brisbane Affordability

Average rent per room Brisbane (Q2, 2019)
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South Brisbane is arguably the best part of the city to live in (and the least affordable). This part of the city is connected to the central business district by the Kurilpa, Victoria and Goodwill bridges.

Brisbane River Queensland
The Brisbane River is the longest river in South-East Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane 'The River City'.
Waterfall in a Tropical Rainforest in Queensland
Tropical Queensland is home to Australia's richest rainforests.

Brisbane Weather

Brisbane is humid during Winter (Jun–Aug) the peak travel time. Summer (Dec–Feb) is hot with a rainy season between Nov-May. Tropical cyclones are possible between Jan-Mar.
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