Brisbane

T: +61 (07) 3850 2000 F: +61 (07) 3850 2022 E: brisbane@sae.edu Cnr Jane Street & Riverside Drive, West End, QLD , 4101 Follow Brisbane campus

About the Campus

SAE Brisbane

SAE Brisbane campus is an architecturally designed and award-winning building conveniently located in the city’s West End. You will have access to state-of-the-art studios and equipment, a teaching and learning team committed to excellence in education, and specialist training.

SAE Brisbane offers you:

  • An outstanding campus in Brisbane’s creative hub
  • A culture of collaborative and interdisciplinary practice
  • A team of staff with professional experience in some of the largest and most significant creative media companies
  • An active and welcoming student body offering a number of social clubs and extra curricular activities
  • Professional development opportunities through work placements, internships and volunteering

Facilities:

  • State-of-the-art 3-storey campus in cultural district
  • Seven large digital and analog recording studios
  • Four live recording rooms
  • Premium industry consoles including the Neve Custom Series 75
  • Industry standard Film and Green Screen studio
  • Huge Post-Production Editing Suite with attached vocal booth
  • Nine after-hours iMac computer labs with latest creative media software
  • Film Theatrette with cinema seating
  • Design Art Space
  • Creative Study Space 
  • Fully-stocked library with 3 creative study areas
  • Professional standard premium camera equipment
  • Oculus Rift Virtual Reality HeadSet for 3D gaming
  • Professional standard design and animation equipment including Wacom graphics tablets
  • Rooftop balcony with city views

About the area

About Brisbane

Situated on the meandering Brisbane River, Queensland’s capital is a modern, exciting and multicultural city.

Experiencing enviably long summers and warm-to-mild winters, Brisbane offers you a relaxed lifestyle centered on the water and the great outdoors.

Key attractions

  • Jump on a city-cycle and explore the culturally rich (and cycle friendly!) inner suburbs of Brisbane
  • Get on a bus or train and visit the beautiful beaches and hinterlands of the Sunshine and Gold Coasts
  • Go to a retro movie night at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
  • Check out the inspiring and sometimes controversial inner city street art
  • Head to The Valley for some great eats and enjoy the cool vibes of the local pub scene

Events

January-April

  • Surfers Paradise Festival
  • Big Day Out
  • Laneway Festival
  • Brisbane Comedy Festival
  • Quicksilver & Roxy Pro

May-August

  • Redcliffe KiteFest
  • Blues on Broadbeach
  • Abbey Medieval Festival
  • Teneriffe Festival
  • GreazeFest
  • Queensland Music Festival
  • Queensland Poetry Festival
  • Brisbane’s EKKA
  • Paniyiri Greek Festival

September-December

  • Swell Sculpture Festival
  • Brisbane Writers Festival
  • Riverfire
  • Brisbane Emerging Art Festival (BEAF)
  • Brisbane Festival
  • Australian International Movie Convention
  • Redcliffe Festival

Additional links and resources

Local Services

Local Services in Brisbane

Emergency Services

In an emergency call: 000 (Ambulance, Fire, Police)
Poisons advice: 131126

If it’s not an emergency but it could be serious, call 13 HEALTH – qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it: 13 43 25 84

Legal Services

For legal advice and information, or to find a Solicitor, visit the Queensland Law Society.

Please note that serious matters should be directed to your country’s consulate.

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has a 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre. For more information visit dfat.gov.au or call the emergency consular helpline on 1300 555 135.

Accessing Money

There are a number of banks and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in the West End and nearby CBD. Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (except on public holidays). ATMs are accessible 24 hours a day.

Internet Access

The Internet is readily available on campus during opening hours.

You can purchase portable broadband Wi-Fi and plug and play devices (pre-paid or on a contract/plan) from the service providers below. It is worth doing your research to make sure you get a deal that suits your needs and budget.

Medical Centres

The Wesley Hospital

‪451 Coronation Dr, Auchenflower QLD 4066
T: +61 (07) 3232 7000 ‎

wesley.com.au

West End Medical Practice

‪8 Russell St, West End QLD 4101
T: +61 (07) 3846 4888

wemp.com.au

HealthFirst Medical Centres West End

‪109 Vulture St, West End QLD 4101
T: +61 (07) 3844 4111

healthfirstmedical.com.au

CBD 7 Day Medical Centre

‪Level 1/245 Albert St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Queen Street Mall
‪T: +61 (07) 3211 3611

cbdmedical.com.au

Places of Worship

Brisbane is an accepting, multicultural community and welcomes people of all religious beliefs. Below is a list of the closest places of worship to the SAE campus for several faiths.

Anglican

St Andrew’s Anglican Church
160 Vulture St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Buddhist

Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre
535 Old Cleveland Rd, Camp Hill QLD 4152

Catholic

St Mary’s Catholic Church
20 Merivale St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Hindu

Shree Laxminarayan Mandir , Hindu Temple
46 Daymar St, Burbank QLD 4156

Jewish

Synagogue
98 Margaret St, Brisbane QLD 4000

Islam

Kuraby Masjid
1408 Beenleigh Rd, Kuraby QLD 4112

Uniting

Uniting Church in Australia
111 Vulture St, West End Brisbane QLD 4101

Transport

Brisbane Transport

Public transport

Around Brisbane

Getting around Brisbane and South East Queensland on public transport is easy. Buses and trains operate throughout the city, suburbs and beyond. A ferry system also services the inner city and river suburbs.

Visit TRANSlink for ticketing and timetable information, or to plan your journey.

Getting to SAE Brisbane

Frequent bus services operate near the Brisbane campus.

Parking

Some parking stations are located near the campus, however, parking in the CBD is often limited and expensive. Street parking may be available at night; be aware of clearway regulations.

Bikes

Brisbane has many bikeways and shared pathways to allow for easy and safe cycling in and around the city. A bikeway runs from the CBD along Riverside Dr to the campus. For more information click here.

You can hire bikes through CityCycle – there are hire stations throughout the CBD and one close to campus. For more information visit the CityCycle website.

Taxis

Accommodation

Accommodation in Brisbane

There are a number of off-campus accommodation options if you choose to study in Brisbane. 

Students who are moving to Brisbane often stay in a hotel, hostel/guesthouse, or nearby student accommodation when they first arrive. Many students then move into shared rental accommodation when they are more familiar with the city and surrounding areas.

Hostels and Guesthouses

Hostels are usually run by organisations such as Youth Hostels Australia (YHA) and the YMCA. Students share kitchen and bathroom facilities. This is an economical, short-term option.

Student Accommodation

Designed specifically for students, you will have the privacy of your own bedroom and bathroom in a shared apartment, with access to larger communal living areas and facilities. We recommend:

Homestay Network

Homestay accommodation gives students an opportunity to live with an Australian family. This is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in Australian life and culture, while maintaining the familiarity and safety of a family environment. Homestay accommodation costs range from AU$160 to AU$300 per week. To find out more, visit brisbanehomestay.org.

Shared Rental Accommodation

Sharing a rental property is a popular and economic option for both international and local students. If you choose this option you will share the cost of renting a house or apartment with your ‘housemates’. The cost of shared rental accommodation varies depending on the location, size and condition of the premises; you should expect to pay between AU$165-$350 per week. Some things to remember about shared rental accommodation:

  • Landlords require rent to be paid in advance
  • A security bond, equal to one months rent, is required at the beginning of your lease
  • Be prepared to supply you own furniture
  • Cost of utilities such as electricity, water, telephone and Internet is usually in addition to rent

To search for rental properties check out the notice boards on campus, look for advertisements in the local newspapers or go online: realestate.com.au/rent or domain.com.au/rent.

Living in Australia

Read about living in Australia here.

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