It’s exciting new era for you to expand your academic and personal life experiences. As Axis Institute has students from many different countries, you will experience many cultures in an environment of cultural harmony and empowerment where students can achieve their academic and personal goals.
Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland on the east coast of Australia, surrounded by the beautiful Moreton Bay and mountain ranges. With a population of 2 million, the city offers a relaxed yet active lifestyle, featuring great galleries, cinemas, pubs, shopping, and weekend markets.
It’s located between the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, providing a perfect holiday and study destination. Brisbane River is a medium of transportation in ferries and boats, with a range of landscapes and lifestyles to enjoy. The inner-city is surrounded by leafy, hilly suburbs.
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales
Parramatta is a city in Western Sydney, Australia, located on the banks of the Parramatta River. It has a population of over 240,000 and offers a diverse lifestyle with great dining options, entertainment venues, and access to iconic Sydney attractions like the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.
The city is easily accessible by public transportation and surrounded by suburbs with unique characters and housing options. Whether you’re a student or a visitor, Parramatta is the perfect destination to explore Sydney’s diverse culture, rich history, and stunning natural beauty.
There are many options to travel in the campus.
Both Brisbane and Sydney’s public transport systems are diverse, affordable and reliable. With free city loops, a tertiary student discount for Brisbane students, and late-night and weekend services, it is also a relatively cheap way to get around the cities.
Eligible full-time university, VET and post-secondary students can apply for a 50% concession fare on TransLink (Brisbane) public transport services. To see if you are eligible and to apply for the concession fare, head to the TransLink website: gocard.translink.com.au/webtix
Trains are the best way to commute to and from suburbs located a long distance out from the city centres. There are many routes in both cities so be sure to check a Journey Planner to plan out your trip!
Most train routes run every 15-30 minutes, and depart hourly late at night.
There are hundreds of bus routes around Brisbane and Sydney, which can take you from the CBD to the absolute outskirts of each city. If you’re in the city centre, keep an eye out for the red stop signs around the city – they offer a free loop around the city during the day! Buses servicing the inner city are very frequent, arriving every 5-15 minutes. On Friday and Saturday nights, Night buses run from the city to surrounding suburbs from midnight to 5am.
Both Brisbane and Sydney offer a variety of ferry options for transportation. In Brisbane, the Citycat catamarans follow the Brisbane River downstream, stopping at key points from the Northshore Hamilton ferry terminal to the University of Queensland. The CityHopper is a free ferry that runs to the other side of the river, while cross-river ferries depart every 10-15 minutes.
Similarly, in Sydney, there are several ferry options available for transportation, including the iconic Manly ferry, which travels from Circular Quay to Manly Beach, passing by the stunning Sydney Harbour. The ferries depart regularly throughout the day, and passengers can also take advantage of the Hop On Hop Off ferry service, which stops at various key locations throughout Sydney Harbour.
There are a few taxi ranks located around the city – these are specific areas where you can line up and get a taxi, otherwise you can try hailing one from the side of the road.
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The first to launch, and still by far the most popular, is Uber. More recent arrivals to the Brisbane and Sydney markets include Didi and Ola, offering discounted rates during quiet hours of the day.
Apply now as an international student to study in Australia. You can do this directly through Axis Institute if your English is very good, or through your local education agent if you need some extra help.