G'day mate, as an Australian might say, and welcome to the InterNations Brisbane Community! With members in 390 cities around the world, InterNations is truly the place to meet, greet, and learn the knowledge of friendly and helpful expats in Brisbane and around the world. Whether you can't decide between living in the Fortitude Valley neighborhood or the New Farm suburban area, need help finding employment or want to find the best local schools (or many other things besides), InterNations' warm and open community is always only one click away, to help get you the answers you need before your big relocation.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Riyadh or Amsterdam.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Brisbane expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Brisbane expat forums.
Australia is well known for its almost permanent sunshine and laid-back lifestyle, and Brisbane is no exception. With a vibrant nightlife, year-round al fresco dining, riverside beaches (yes, really!) and the vacation hotspots of the Gold Coast only an hour's drive away, expat life here can be a fulfilling experience. But it's not all play; Brisbane is a thriving economic hub and one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia, with over two million residents. Work here for expats is mainly in managerial positions with business, or as a skilled worker, since Australia has a labor shortage in certain fields. Expats most probably will only be allowed resident status if they have employment waiting for them, which can prove difficult — but InterNations can often help out on this front, so check the Brisbane Community for more information or to ask questions!
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Brussels or Jeddah, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
As a country with an enviable work/life balance (by many other countries' standards), expats in Australia might find themselves with a lot of free time. The Aussie way of life might seem pretty similar to Western Europe or America, but it can be different in subtle ways that can often catch unwary expats out if they aren't prepared before their move. There might not officially be a language barrier, for example, but many expats might find Aussie colloquialisms and slang hard to understand at first. Luckily, with InterNations you can meet, converse, and relax with like-minded expats in Brisbane. Also on offer are a wide range of social events and interest-based groups including coffee evenings, beach fun days, outdoor exploring groups, and business networking events.