Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city with a population of over 1.5 million. Brisbane is situated in the mid-east coast and is a rapidly growing diverse and creative city with a wealth of artistic, creative, leisure and sporting activities on offer.

Brisbane’s growing cosmopolitan atmosphere is being shaped by a great street cafĂ© scene, relaxed lifestyle, world class arts facilities, beautiful riverside parks, a busy cultural calendar, active nightlife and fantastic climate.

Through the development of various initiatives such as the ‘Fortitude Valley Special Entertainment Precinct’ and the South Brisbane ‘Creative Industries Precinct’, the city is fast becoming a haven for creative students, entrepreneurs, new immigrants and artists from around the world. Brisbane City boasts dozens of theatres, cinemas, concert halls, galleries and museums, earning it the reputation as the arts capital of Queensland.

The state of Queensland is one of the most geographically diverse regions on the planet and is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – the Great Barrier Reef. Stunning natural scenery, sophisticated studio facilities and generous government incentives have made Queensland an attractive filming location for productions such as Steven Spielberg’s ‘Terra Nova’, 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Thin Red Line’ and Warner Bros’ ‘Fool’s Gold.’


Just 768 kilometres south of the Tropic of Capricorn, Brisbane has a hot, humid climate which dictates the lifestyles of its residents.

The average summer temperature is 30 degrees celsius but ther are many days where the temperatures exceed this. Winters are mild with sunny days and an average temperature of around 15 degrees celsius.

Brisbane's average rainfall is around 1200 mm a year with the wettest period being between October and March.


Brisbane is big! Car, train, ferry, bus or bike – the transport options are many and varied.

Bus and train provide the most direct routes to and from the JMC Academy campus and to local shopping, entertainment and regional attractions.

The CityCat and Ferries provide a more picturesque option when sight seeing around Brisbane.

To plan your trip to our campus via public transport, click here