Posted on January 10, 2018
#student living #brisbane 

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:


Need to unwind after a long week?

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Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • Museum of Brisbane is a museum that explores contemporary and historic Brisbane. The Museum of Brisbane was opened in October 2003. It has grown to have more than 5,000 items including works by local artists and historical ceramics.
  • Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is an art museum located in the South Bankprecinct of Brisbane. The gallery is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre. GOMA opened on 2 December 2006.
  • Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is an art museum located in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane. The gallery is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre. It complements the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). It was established in 1895.
  • Queensland Maritime Museum is located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River.The museum was founded in 1971 and presents historic sailing ship models together with merchant shipping from early cargo ships to modern container ships, tankers and cruise liners.

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Watch a recital or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Brisbane Arts Theatre refers to Australia and the building in which an independent theatre company resides. Plays and musicals are almost always available to watch.
  • Metro Arts Theatre is a heritage-listed former warehouse and now theatre at Edward Street, City of Brisbane. It was built in 1890. It is also known as Community Arts Centre, Coronation House, and Metro Arts Centre.
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre opened in 1985, and has staged numerous notable Australian and international performances. With a history of sell-out musicals, plays, ballets, operas and concerts.

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Catch a game and vibe with the spirit of Brisbane.

  • Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as the Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane. Over the years Gabba has hosted athletics, Australian rules football, baseball, concerts, cricket, cycling, rugby league, rugby union, soccer and pony and greyhound races.
  • Lang Park (Suncorp Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Brisbane, located in the suburb of Milton. Lang Park was established in 1914. The site of Lang Park was originally the North Brisbane Cemetery, and until 1875 was Brisbane's primary cemetery. It became the home of the Rugby in Queensland.
  • The historic Brisbane Showgrounds was established in 1875. Sport has also been a major feature at the Brisbane Showgrounds. It has witnessed major cricket, tennis, rugby, cycling and football games.
  • Ballymore established in 1966 is a rugby union stadium situated in Herston. It is the headquarters of Queensland Rugby Union and the home ground of the Brisbane City team in the National Rugby Championship.

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Lights, Street Performers and Art.. Brisbane has it all!

  • Brisbane Festival is one of Australia's leading international arts festivals, and is held each September in Brisbane.
  • The Brisbane International Boat Show is the largest indoor only boat show in the Southern Hemisphere. The first show was held in 1961.
  • Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art series of exhibitions, is now a major event on the national and international arts calendar. The expertise developed since APT1 in 1993.
  • Valley Fiesta is an annual three-day event featuring free live music, market stalls, food and drink from many local restaurants and cafés, and other entertainment.
  • Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival is an annual event which was launched in 1994. It features live music, food and drink from Caxton Street restaurants and cafés, as well as Art Exhibitions and Historical Displays and a dedicated annual Festival Band Competition.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Mount Coot-tha, which is 287 metres above sea level, has the highest peak in Brisbane. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the city perched on the peak after a gruelling trek.
  • City Botanic Gardens (formerly the Brisbane Botanic Gardens) is a heritage-listed botanic garden on Alice Street, Brisbane City. The Gardens include Brisbane's most mature gardens, with many rare and unusual botanic species.
  • Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park that opened over 45 years ago. Located on the Gold Coast, Queensland. It includes rides, animal exhibits and other attractions.
  • The Wheel of Brisbane is a ransportable Ferris wheel installation in Brisbane. It is "almost" 60 metres tall and was erected in 2008.
  • Story Bridge, opened in 1940 is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River that carries vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. 1 wJjp4z9hDbopBan32t84jA

Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Madtong San II is an inexpensive Korean restaurant at Elizabeth Street in Brisbane. It is open for business from 11:30 am to 12:00 am on all days of the week.
  • The Bun Mobile is a food stand in Brisbane. It serves Sandwiches and other fast food. You can have a full meal here under AU$15.
  • Juan More Taco is a Mexican food truck in Brisbane with a price range of AU$15 and under.
  • Saigon Alley Cafe is a Vietnamese Cafe at Adelaide Street. It is open for business from 7:00 am --- 3:00 pm on all weekdays and remains closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Masala Art is an inexpensive Indian fast food restaurant. It is located on Adelaide Street and is open for business from 10:00 am --- 9:00 pm.


These coffee chains are prevalent all around the city.

  • Gloria Jeans Coffees
  • Jamaica Blue
  • The Coffee Club


Fresh and trending!


These drugstores have several branches in and around Chicago, visit thier websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Pulse Pharmacy

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Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Melbourne for these stores.

  • 7-Eleven
  • IGA X-press

Clothing (women & men)

  • Chic-a-Booti at Spring Hill
  • Typo at CBD
  • Sunday Social at Fortitude Valley
  • Hope & Havannah at CBD
  • H&M at CBD


We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

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Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Snap Laundromat at Paddington
  • Springfield Serviced Laundromat at Springfield
  • Cleveland Laundromat at Middle Street
  • Mt Gravatt 24 Hour Laundromat at Mt Gravatt
  • Kallangur Laundromat at Kallangur

Food Delivery

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