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Hi, I've started to work with an Aussie on a freelance project (software development from home) and there is a chance to relocate to Brisbane, so how is it like? anyone from there or close to there?.

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I'am about 700 km north of there. Brisbane is just beyond a big country town with a population of about 1.2 million. Has every thing you need in South Bank on the Brisbane River, restaurants, theatres swimming pools and so on. Public transport isn't too bad, rail, bus and ferry.
Hospitals I think there are 5 public (Government owned) and quite a number of private hospitals.
Public schools in just about every suburb and some very good private schools.
There are about 4 universities in Brisbane which have campus in a number of other cities through out Qld. and the Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
Average temperatures range from 28 (78 f) in January to 15c (59f) in July.
About 80 km by road to the gold coast and about 100km to the sunshine coast.
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Thanks Harold, anything you consider valuable to comment about their society?, or about Australia in general?. Is the people friendly? how do they treat foreigners?.
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If the Australian members we have are any indication they must be pretty good.
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Artmix We class our selves as a multicultural society. Australia is built on immigration.We are no different from any other country we range from very friendly people to ass holes. Our sense of humour can be a bit weird/strange at times even some Australians find it hard to under stand sometimes. A lot of people that move here or come to work never go back home I think that says a lot about how we treat the majority of people.
The photo is of Kangaroo Point, The Story Bridge runs from Kangaroo Point to Fortitude Valley. The high rise is the city centre and the green area to the left is the City Botanical Gardens about a 10 minute walk from the city centre.

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I agree pretty much with what Harold says.

As with most cities, there is a wide socio-economic population spread. You just need to spend a small amount of time here before committing to one area.

We are not aware of your current circumstances, so cannot recommend a particular area.

But, come, you will not be disappointed....

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G'day Pablo.
I live in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, one hour north of Brisbane (where one of the major wood working shows in Australia is held each year). I previously lived in central Brisbane for over 30 years.
Brisbane is a very liveable city, with plenty of sunshine, and friendly people, and a one hour drive to the Sunshine Coast, or the Gold Coast, to exceptional beaches. Greater South East Queensland offers a wide variety of activities, most in lovely rural settings.
Brisbane has a very diverse populace, with widely accepted multi-cultural elements, which are welcomed and fostered. It is a major education centre, with students from all over the world.
It is my biased opinion that it is the pick of the major Australian cities (Sydney 6m, Melbourne 4m people), with every aspect of a comfortable lifestyle, and without the masses of people.
As with anywhere you live, you get out of it what you put in to it.
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I am about 15 miles south of Brisbane city. The best thing about Brisbane is the climate, especially in winter. Apart from the cost of petrol it's cheaper to live here than Sydney and Melbourne.

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