French life in Brisbane

We count ourselves lucky that Brisbane is home to a lot of amazing people, businesses, and organisations who together form a fun, vibrant and welcoming French community.

Festivals, French lessons, gastronomy, petanque, networking… there are many ways to experience French culture and ‘joie-de-vivre’ in the River City.

Meet some of our friends and supporters from the French Community

Brisbane Accueil

The mission of Brisbane et Gold Coast Accueil is to welcome, inform and support French speakers and their families settled in Brisbane and surrounding areas. They run a busy and diverse calendar of social activities, including BBQs, ‘aperos’, playgroups, sporting events, cooking workshops, etc. Their jam-packed weekly newsletter, ‘Vivre au Queensland’ is a must-read for anyone interested in participating in French social life and culture in Brisbane.


Alliance Francaise de Brisbane

The Alliance Française, originally founded in Paris in 1883, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting French language and culture outside of France. The Alliance Française de Brisbane, which has been teaching French in Brisbane since 1926, offers tuition services, cultural and social activities, and proudly promotes a number of French cultural events throughout the year including The French Film Festival and Le Festival.


Le Festival

Celebrating the spirit of France in Australia since 2010, Le Festival is a brilliant, annual celebration of French entertainment, food, wine, Bastille Day and so many things that les Francais, francophones and Brisbanites all enjoy.


French Honorary Consulate in Brisbane

The French Honorary Consulate in Brisbane runs a range of consular services to local, French, and international citizens in Australia, including those needing general or specific contacts and information regarding French immigration and visas, economy, culture, sports, education and more.



The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce is an independent not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote their members and help French and Australian companies succeed through information, networking and business support services.



‘L’Heure francophone’ is a Radio 4BB’s weekly French radio program covering a variety of topics with a contemporary selection of French music. From international current affairs to local Brisbane life, listen to their friendly team of native speakers from all around the world. 


RDV Australie

Founded in Australia in 2019 and launched in 2020, Rendez-Vous Australie is a web-magazine designed for French speakers dedicated to Australian news, culture, economy, lifestyle, travel within Australia and abroad.


Matilda Marseillaise

Since its beginnings in 2017, the Matilda Marseillaise website has grown to be one of the most comprehensive, bilingual, online resources for all things French and Francophone in Australia.