Life in Australia
Australians are generally friendly, easy-going people who work hard during the week and enjoy a relaxed laid-back lifestyle during the weekend. Australian people enjoy outdoor activities, such as sport, beach activities, backyard barbecues and family picnics. Young people like spending time with their friends – going to sporting events, music festivals, concerts, live performances, night clubs and restaurants are quite common forms of socialising.
Working In Australia Fair Work
Everyone in Australia have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws.
Visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website (https://www.fairwork.gov.au) for more information about working in Australia.
Life in Brisbane
Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of around 1.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the southeast corner of Queensland (27.5oS, 153oE) and is 960 km (596miles) north of Sydney and 97 km (60miles) north of the Gold Coast. Greater Brisbane comprises over 180 suburbs and localities and covers an area of 1,141 sq. km (440 sq. miles).
Brisbane is a river city making full use of its enviable environment. The Brisbane River winds gently through the city and serves as a delightful way to explore the area. And there is so much to explore. A day in Brisbane might include international standard shopping in the Queen Street Mall; a swim, rainforest walk and lunch at South Bank Parklands; feeding dolphins at Tangalooma, then in the evening dine in world class restaurants and finish with a late night river cruise. But there’s more! Take some time to discover the Botanical Gardens, take an enchanting stroll through Fortitude Valley and Chinatown and a cruise out to the Bay Islands. With so much to do you may need to stay a while longer!
Brisbane has a subtropical climate with temperatures ranging between 20-29 C (68-84 F) in summer and a very pleasant 9-20 C (48-68 F) in winter. Brisbane has an average annual rainfall of approximately 1150 millimeters (45inches) and 242 glorious days a year of sunshine. Standard time zone for Brisbane is UTC/GMT +10 hours. Please note there is no daylight savings in Queensland.
Brisbane Student Hub
The Brisbane Student Hub is a free, welcoming support service for international students in Queensland.
Located at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, providing information, advice and referrals on healthcare, employment, budget management, accommodation and legal services, as well as connecting students to local events and activities.
Their independent staff provides face-to-face assistance and support with students invited to discuss any matter in a safe and confidential environment.
With free Wi-Fi, laptops and a printer available, the Brisbane Student Hub space is free for students to study or relax during opening hours.
What Makes Us Unique
PINNACLE INSTITUTE IN BRISBANE
Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of around 1.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the southeast corner of Queensland (27.5oS, 153oE) and is 960 km (596miles) nort. We are committed to provide consistent and practical solutions to our students with a personal touch and strive to support our services.