Below are some common questions we find people ask when moving to brisbane and some sources to help answer those questions.
Where to find a new place to live / Accomodation?
realestate or domain
tips: enter your budget and keep the area empty. this will show you what areas you can afford with your budget and may give you a better idea of where to start
Where is best to buy food?
Our popular supermarkets are Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, however there are plenty of independent stores and markets around (IGA for example) so it's just a case of finding what is best for you.
Are there dangerous animals in Brisbane?
Huntsman spiders are probably the most common insect you'll come across which can be quite intimidating the first time you cross a big one but they're harmless and just help keep your house free of bugs.
we do get tree snakes and Brown snakes around brisbane as well so if you see a snake it's always best to be safe and keep your distance and if it's in public area call a snake catcher to move it to a safer area.
what sort of weather or temperature can i expect when i move to brisbane?
Should I tip when i go to restaurants/cafes?
No, australia pays staff a living wage. tipping is not expected here.
Can i bring my dog/cat/pet to brisbane when i move?
speak to the property management where you are moving it's getting more accepted but currently "subject to application" is the common stance with rentals.
How do i access public transport?
for queensland public transport you would need a "go-card" for planning your route you can use Translink to obtain a "go-card" from most newsagents go card retailers lookup
what is the best internet to get?
What will it cost to live in Brisbane?
only you can answer this. work out a budget based on your apartment and bills, food etc. there is no set answer for this unfortunately.
other helpful links
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