Make a Splash as a Lawyer in Brisbane

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Australia not only offers lawyers the opportunity to work in thriving legal markets such as Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, but it excels when it comes to quality of life.  

Australia has nearly 12,000 pristine beaches along its 60,000-kilometre (37,282-mile) coastline, some of which are rated the best in the world. If you visited one beach per day, it would take you more than 32 years to see them all! Not only are the beaches stunning, but the ocean is glistening, clean and warm. Generally speaking, the further north you go, the warmer the ocean will be.

For keen divers, Australia (particularly QLD) offers incredible underwater experiences. An activity I recently became more educated in after helping a New Zealand lawyer (and pro diver) make a move to a Brisbane law firm earlier this month.  

This particular associate was keen on this area of Australia because of its proximity to diving hotspots and booming legal market.  

The Great Barrier Reef- the world's largest coral reef is located along the Queensland coast. All along the reef, there are plenty of popular diving spots. So next time you are in the area, be sure to grab some diving gear and check out the following:

  • Wolf Rock, Rainbow Beach  
  • Moreton Island
  • North Stradbroke Island  
  • SS Yongala Wreck  
  • Osprey Reef  
  • Cod Hole  
  • Heron Island  
  • Steve Bommie's Ribbon Reef  
  • Lady Elliot Island  
  • Bait Reef  
  • Agincourt Reef  
  • HMAS Brisbane wreck  
  • Mooloolaba Reefs
  • Flinders Reef  


Being a Sydney-sider born and bred, I love the outdoor lifestyle in Australia. I'm lucky enough to spend most of my leisure time utilising the warm months, longer days and abundant sunshine on offer. International lawyers can also take advantage of the decent salaries on offer by top tier firms, challenging client work and better work/life balance.  

Ready to make a splash in your legal career in Brisbane? Get in touch for a one-to-one meeting to discuss your options.