Living In Queensland: 22+ Pros and Cons (You Must Know)

Queensland is an enchanting state located in the northeast of Australia. It is notable for its picturesque beaches and tropical islands. The Great Barriers Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system is located in Queensland.

It is the second-largest state in terms of area and third in terms of population. Queensland is a multicultural state with over 30% of its population being immigrants. Its economy is the largest amongst all the states of Australia. Bounded by the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean in the east, it’s a very lively state.

Now, we will have a look at the pros and cons of living in Queensland.

BENEFITS of living in QueenslandDRAWBACKS of living in Queensland
LOCATION CLIMATE 
EMPLOYMENT IT DOESN’T HAVE A DAYLIGHT SAVING
INEXPENSIVE PARKING IS EXPENSIVE 
HISTORY 
THE GREAT CORAL REEF 
TRANSPORT FACILITIES 
SPORTS
LOW CRIME RATES

Advantages of Living in Queensland 

          Queensland is an impressive state with coral reefs and beautiful beaches and a beautiful place to travel. We will now look at perks of living in Queensland.

Location

Queensland is a federated state which is located in the northeast of the continent, Oceania. The tropic of Capricorn passes through the state of Queensland. It is the second-largest state of Australia with a population of about 5 million.

Queensland is five times larger than Japan, seven times larger than the United Kingdom and half the size of India. Mountain Bartle Frere is the highest mountain of Queensland with a height of five thousand three hundred and twenty-two feet. Brisbane, its capital city is a famous tourist destination.

Queensland Has Beautiful Location

Employment

There is a lot of job opportunities in Queensland. Its population is low in regard to the resources available. So, people from other countries come here for jobs because it is the third highest employing state in Australia.

In these last three years, there has been an increment in job opportunities. There are lots of jobs available in its capital city, Brisbane which is the ultimate tourist destination.

There are jobs available in the medical, tourism and industrial fields as well The unemployment ratio is not nil but it is low. 

Inexpensive

Queensland is less expensive than the two most famous cities in Australia, Melbourne, and Sydney. The housing cost is comparatively low costing between $170,000 to $200,000. The rent is just $480 which is quite affordable compared to other states of Australia. You’ll get good apartments and cuisine at a reasonable price.

Queensland is Inexpensive

History

The Aborigine tribes were the real inhabitants of  Queensland before coming of the British. Queensland was first colonized by Dutch, Spaniards, French and lastly, The East India Company took over Queensland.

In the past, Queensland and New South Wales were together considered as one colonised state. It separated from New South Wales in 1859. Queensland has a long history of independence with innumerable conflicts with the East India Company.

The Greatcoral Reef

The Great Coral Reef is the most wonderful place on earth. It is one of the most stunning landscapes with over 400 types of reef coral and 15,00 species of fish. It is the most popular tourist destination. You won’t regret visiting this place. It is the largest coral reef system of the world. 

Transport Facilities

Queensland is well connected by roadways, railways and airways. The transport system in Queensland is easy, convenient, and cheap. You don’t have to stand in a queue for cabs. City cycle bikes hire are also there for people who like to ride bikes. 

Sports

Golf, Australian soccer, cricket are the most played sports in Queensland. As Queensland has over 1955 islands, swimming is the most popular sport among youngsters. Netball is another popular sport liked by most women.

Queensland is famous for its basketball teams. Brisbane ‘Bullets’ and Cairns Taipans are the two famous teams that represent Queensland in the national basketball league. 

Low Crime Rates

The crime rate of Queensland is comparatively low in the case of other Australian states. It is pretty much safe to walk during the night. The crimes rates aren’t nil, there are everyday cases related to drug dealings, thefts, robbery, and forced entry. But the overall ratio is still low in comparison to other states.

Disadvantages of Living in Queensland 

Climate

As the Tropic of Capricorn passes through the state of Queensland, there prevails a pleasant climate throughout the year. The north of Queensland experiences tropical, wet, and dry seasons whereas, the western part is extremely hot during summer days.

Summer lasts from December to February, Autumn lasts from March to May, Winter from June to August, and Spring lasts from September to November. The average temperature during summer is between 35°C to 21°C and in winter the temperature drops, it is between  22°C to 10°C. Altogether the state experiences a subtropical humid climate.

For all those who like snowfall during Christmas, then you will be disappointed because it will be summer in the months of December and January.

Does Queensland Have Moody Climate

It Does Not Have Daylight Savings 

Daylight saving (it is a practice of advancing one hour during summers and backing one hour during cold days) in Queensland was in effect till 1972. It has been nearly 48 years no daylight saving in done in Queensland.

All the states of Australia observe daylight saving except Queensland. It must be due to the unbearable heat of summer days. There are other reasons for it as well. 

Parking Is Expensive

The parking fee is much more expensive in comparison to Melbourne and Sydney.  One hour parking would cost you around AUS$28.11 whereas parking in Sydney and Melbourne would just cost you around AUS$5.20 to AUS$10.98 which is much lesser.

This is because there are fewer vehicles in Queensland and also due to less competition there is a constant hike in price.

Queensland Has Expensive Parking

Queensland is a vibrant place with delicious cuisine, affordable housing rents, and fascinating culture. The most beautiful part of this state is the Great Coral Reefs. There are both benefits and drawbacks of living in Queensland like other states but has its own unique beauty and culture. 

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