Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (formerly the Queensland Conservatorium of Music) is a selective, audition based music school located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and is part of Griffith University.

Facilities include the Conservatorium Theatre—also used for smaller productions by Opera Queensland— which seats a maximum of 727 and has one of the highest fly towers in Australia, the Ian Hanger Recital Hall which seats 200 and the Basil Jones Orchestra Hall. There are also music production, post production, multimedia lab and recording facilities both in the South Bank and Gold Coast Campuses.

The Queensland Conservatorium also includes the Young Conservatorium, an external, classical based music program for pre-schoolers to year 12 students run by Ralph Hultgren, head of pre-tertiary studies. In the past 12 months the "Young Con" has engaged more than 1500 students in performances.

In 2007 the Conservatorium celebrated its 50th anniversary with alumni reunions and visiting artists from around the world.


Majors available

All disciplines




Semester 1: end February – June
Semester 2: end July - mid November



Places available

1 per year


Cost of Living

Estimated figures

Accommodation: AU 70 - AU 250 per week

Groceries & Eating Out: AU 80 - AU 200 per week

Gas, Electricity: AU 60 - AU 100 per week

Phone & Internet: AU 10 - AU 50 per week

Monthly Estimate: AU 1,200 - AU 2,000 per month
(housing & living expenses)