Living in Queensland

John Paul College is conveniently located at Daisy Hill on the border of Logan City and Brisbane, offering a wide variety of entertainment, shopping, restaurants and sight-seeing. Our sub-tropical climate, with its mild winters and warm summers, plus our safe, welcoming and relaxed lifestyle, provide the perfect setting to combine study and leisure. Winter temperatures (9-20 degrees C) and Summer temperatures (21-32 degrees C) encourage this active and exciting lifestyle.

These factors combine to make Daisy Hill attractive and desirable for residents and tourists alike.

Our comprehensive transport network gives you the freedom to move – busways, trains, high speed ferries and an excellent motorway system takes you from the challenges of the classroom to the peace of our pristine environment.

Queensland is one of the more affordable international study destinations, with living costs being up to 50% lower than cities like London, Seoul and Tokyo.

It is estimated that you may need between $A14,000 - $A18,000 per year in living expenses. This would cover accommodation, transport, food, entertainment, clothing and textbooks. It would not cover airfares, tuition or additional costs associated with an expensive lifestyle.

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General Information

  • Population: 3.8 million people in Queensland
  • Second largest State in Australia
  • Fastest developing State in Australia
  • Brisbane is in the top 8 for the most liveable city in the world (*Economist Intelligence Unit 2004)

Climate and Seasons