Saturday, April 6, 2013

Assignment in Brisbane

Today I would like to discuss Brisbane in Australia. If you were to be sent to Brisbane on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience:

People who speak English;
The cost of clothing is very high;
The cost of food and beverages is very high;
The cost of housing  is very high;
The cost of transport is very high;
Brisbane is the state capital of the Australian state of Queensland and is the largest city in that state. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia;
Brisbane's economy is diverse. White-collar industries include information technology, financial services, higher education and public sector administration generally concentrated in and around the central business district and recently established office areas in the inner suburbs. Blue-collar industries, including petroleum refining, stevedoring, paper milling, metalworking and QR railway workshops, tend to be located on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and in new industrial zones on the urban fringe. Tourism is an important part of the Brisbane economy, both in its own right and as a gateway to other areas of Queensland;
From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience very little hardship;
Make sure you negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance.

If you live in Brisbane or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Brisbane again?