Living & Working in Queensland

Queensland has an enviable reputation of a relaxed lifestyle, beautiful beaches, tropical islands, the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, and of course, excellent employment opportunities.

More than 1100 people from Australia and around the world move to one of the country’s fastest growing state weekly, and are attracted by Queensland's famous laidback lifestyle, outdoor opportunities, cultural diversity and the opportunity of a good work-life balance.

Named the 'Sunshine State', Queensland is the second largest state in Australia. It boasts a sub-tropical climate in the south, and a tropical climate in north Queensland that offers moderate temperatures all year long.

Most of the population is centred in the South East region of Queensland including the capital city Brisbane, and the surrounding areas of Logan City, Redland City, Ipswich, Toowoomba, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

Heading north along the east coast of Australia are the regional cities of Bundaberg, Maryborough, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

With its overall economic growth and low unemployment rate, Queensland has significant demand for skilled labour, including real opportunities for rewarding careers in Queensland's cities and towns.

Whether living and working in Queensland’s relaxed outback regions with their country lifestyle, or in the beautiful coastal cities, or in Brisbane city, Queensland offers diverse landscapes and opportunities for every lifestyle choice

Working in Queensland

Work culture is an important part of working and living in Australia. Australians embrace individuality in the workplace and when conducting business. The cultural norm is for Australians to enjoy outdoor living when not working. Commuting distances are often relatively low, which indicates equity in the workplace and a stable cultural environment.

In Queensland's Coal Seam Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas Industry, many of the work sites are remote and provide the option to fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) of Brisbane or one of Queensland's beautiful coastal cities. FIFO usually involves working for two weeks of continual days at the work site and living in nearby accommodation. The next two weeks of continual days off can be spent at home or wherever you would like to enjoy the lifestyle.