Queensland has a well-earned reputation for its smart industries and diverse economy.
With its unique landscapes, great weather, progressive career opportunities and fantastic outdoors lifestyle – it’s really no wonder more Australians are moving to Queensland than any other Australian State.
The secret is well and truly out – and the locals know it – Queensland is the best place in Australia to work, live and play
More Australians move to Queensland than any other state.
Imagine waking up in the morning to blue skies, golden sandy beaches, lush rainforests, spectacular coral reefs or mountain ranges.
Long heralded as a place of great natural beauty, Queensland is also a great place for business in Australia. That’s why Queenslanders share a quality of life that rates among the best in the world.
The State’s spectacular coastline stretches for nearly 7,000 kilometres with a mainland area of 1.728 million square kilometres.
Queensland is nearly seven times the size of England.
Queensland has several distinct regions, each with its own character, offering diverse lifestyle opportunities. Most have large regional centres as well as smaller communities and remote outback settlements.
As Australia’s most decentralised state, more than half of Queensland’s population live outside of the capital city – Brisbane. This decentralisation has facilitated the development of top quality infrastructure right across Queensland. This means world-class health care and education is not limited to the state capital in the south-east corner.
Queensland is renowned for its friendly communities and great weather – making it ideal for those who love exploring the great outdoors. With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, Queenslanders enjoy warm summer months and more winter sunshine than most other Australian states.
Queensland averages 300 days of sunshine each year.
A large number of Queenslanders are born overseas, making the State a true multicultural community. Queensland has a vibrant cultural and arts sector and regularly hosts world-class performances and exhibitions. Queensland’s Arts Council is the largest regional arts network in Australia, promoting a rich tapestry of arts in regional communities across the State. The new Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane last year hosted the internationally acclaimed Andy Warhol exhibition and Picasso and his private collection and in 2009 will host American Impressionism and Realism from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Queensland has a world-class education system. The Government funded public and private schools challenge students to think creatively in positive learning environments. Queensland’s schools also provide access to all the latest learning tools and technologies.
On top of this, the State also boasts three Queensland Academies dedicated to advancing high achieving students interested in pursuing innovative careers in health and sciences, maths and technologies, and creative industries.
The State is also home to 13 technical and further education institutes (TAFE) and 10 internationally recognised universities, renowned worldwide for producing high-quality graduates and undertaking ground breaking research.
Over 35,000 international students from more than 70 different countries choose to study in Queensland each year.
Queensland is a place of rapid scientific and technological development, with significant ongoing investment in industries such as biotechnology, creative industries and information and communication technology. These investments are underpinned by the State’s traditional industries – mining, agriculture and tourism.