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Brisbane and surrounds

Brisbane, a multicultural city built around the Brisbane River. It has a subtropical climate and outdoor lifestyle. The city offers an active urban life, while having many diverse getaways in nearby regions – from coastal escapes to rural retreats. With 12 months of sunshine filled days and clear blue skies, it’s no wonder Brisbane locals say “Beautiful one day, perfect the next.”

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Gold Coast and Hinterland

The Gold Coast is strategically located on the east coast of Australia, less than an hour’s drive south of Brisbane. In addition to its seaside lifestyle, the city offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including world renowned theme parks.

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Sunshine Coast and Hinterland

Located about 100km north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is well-known for its pristine beaches, scenic drives and unspoiled national parks. From the ocean to the hinterland, Sunshine Coast restaurants take advantage of fresh local produce.

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Toowoomba and South West Queensland

Toowoomba, one of Queensland’s largest regional urban centres, is well known as the ‘Garden City.’ South West Queensland is known for fine wines, fresh produce and stunning wildflowers. It is the business and service hub for the entire region.

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Bundaberg and Fraser Coast

Showcasing some of nature’s best assets, including the iconic Fraser Island — one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the region is a popular tourist destination. More than 80% of the region’s population lives in the urban centres, which offer diverse lifestyles from rural to seaside living.

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Central Queensland

Central Queensland offers an enviable tropical climate with access to islands, waterways, national parks, and beaches providing all year round boating and recreational activities. Rockhampton, well-known as the ‘beef capital of the world’, acts as a business gateway for the mining and agricultural industries, while the Gladstone region is a thriving industrial base served by one of Australia’s busiest ports.

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Mackay and Whitsunday Islands

This beautiful region is famous for its tropical beaches and world famous island destinations. The urban centres provide numerous dining options — from casual waterside meals to rainforest retreats, hotels and cafes. There are also golf courses, theatres, and entertainment venues offering weekend arts and international and local performances.

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Townsville and North Queensland

Townsville has access to world class education facilities, leading edge healthcare, affordable housing, entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. The city has a range of government, community and business headquarters for the northern half of the state.

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Cairns and Far North Queensland

At the heart of Far North Queensland, Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage rainforests. It is a multicultural society, known for its adventure activities, Coral Sea and lush rainforests.

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Central West Queensland

Central West Queensland is known for its wide open skies, breathtaking landscapes and warm, dry climate. The region is serviced by major highways, a long-distance passenger rail service and six airports.

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Migrant success stories

Darryl Woodford


Data Scientist, United Kingdom


Darryl first moved to Queensland to do his PhD studies and continued working as a research fellow for a couple of years at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He then decided to permanently migrate to Queensland through a state nominated skilled visa after seeing the opportunities in the start-up space and for further development of his company.


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Fusheng Li


Innovative medical and non-medical technology, Chinese


Mr Li is the Director of TOMI Group and after visiting Queensland, he decided that Brisbane would be an ideal place to set up his Australian subsidiary, TOMI Australia. He also brought his family to settle in Queensland.


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Jiahai Jin


Kite surfing, Chinese


Mr Jiahai Jin moved with his family to the Gold Coast, and has pursued his passion for kite surfing by setting up a tourism and training business. He is the only Chinese & English bilingual IKO level 2 instructor in Australia.


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Julio Cegarra Figueroa


Mechanical Engineer, Venezuela


Mr Julio Cegarra Figueroa, a Venezuelan mechanical engineer, was offered a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity to move to the Capricorn Coast, Central Queensland. He brought his entire family across, and are now building a new life together.


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Ngoc Bao Ahn Cai


Aqauaculture Farmer, Vietnam


Mr Ngoc Bao Ahn Cai and his family moved from Vietnam to Cairns, Queensland. Forging a new career in Aquaculture, his family has flourished in their new home of Queensland.



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Jinguo Han and Family


Food and agribusiness, China


Mr Jinguo Han visited Queensland and was deeply impressed by its beautiful environment, fresh air and great lifestyle. Since he and his family moved, Jinguo established his own argibusiness and his son has married.


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Changchun Ji


Businessman, China


Mr Changchun Ji, Chairman of Fullshare Group, made frequent visits to Australia and came across some tremendous opportunities to invest in Queensland’s tourism industry. He hasn’t looked back since.


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