Queensland is the second-largest state in Australia, with a total area of 1.7 million square kilometres located in the northeastern corner of the country.
It shares its land borders with New South Wales to the south, Northern Territory to the west and Southern Australia to the southwest, the state is surrounded by coral sea to the north east.
The state is known for its world-class education, spectacular beaches, and safe and welcoming culture which make it the most ideal destinations for you to live, work and study.
Five of Australia's world natural heritage areas are found within Queensland, including Scenic Rim National Parks, Fraser Island, The Wet tropics, Riversleigh Fossil Fields and one of the world's natural wonders; the Great Barrier Reef
Brisbane is the greatest metropolitan and the capital city of Queensland.
Queensland's population is over 4.7 million people, with a majority of the population residing outside the capital city
Queensland is made up of tropical islands, sandy beaches, flat river plains, dry desert lands, rich agricultural belts and densely populated urban areas.
The most note-worthy geographical feature of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system, made up of over 2,800 individual reefs, stretching over 2000 km with an area of 133,000 square miles. Located in the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef is the biggest structure in the world, made by living organisms.
Fraser Island is one of Australia's natural heritage sites, containing half of the world's dune lakes and is the largest sand island in the world, located just off the coast of Queensland.
The highest point in Queensland is Mount Bartle Frere at 5,321 ft and the lowest point is the Pacific Ocean.
Medicare funds healthcare is primarily for Australian PR holders and Citizens. In Australia, Medicare is a government-run medical scheme, operated by Medicare Australia, which is the primary health care funded in Australia and covers 70% of the healthcare costs of an individual.
There are three types of Healthcare schemes available for residents, including:
The pharmaceutical benefits scheme
Private Health Insurance
Australia has its own health cover system for international students called Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC). To ensure the medical safety of the student in Australia, it is mandatory to purchase OSHC.
Queensland has a very diverse economy, and is amongst the fastest-growing economies in Australia.
Queensland major export-oriented sectors that play an important role in the state's economy are Agriculture, Resources, Tourism.
International education and training is Queensland's second-largest services export after tourism.
Queensland offers world-class education systems for International students, attracting over 85,000 international students from 160 countries every year.
The capital city-Brisbane houses some of Australia's best Universities, offering degrees and certifications in various fields like law, medicine, tourism, IT, biotechnology, business and creative industries.
Queensland's low cost of living, safe lifestyle and academic excellence make it an ideal destination for pursuing higher studies.
The state is known as a leader in research, with over 40 research centres in Healthcare and medicine, 18 research centres in Environment and nature, 14 in Food and Agriculture, 9 in ICT and multimedia, 7 in Defence Aviation and Space, and 20 in Manufacturing and Design.