I'm not sure what level three translates to in Aussie terms for hospitals but I know that the Royal Brisbane and Womens' Hospital is the tertiary referral and trauma centre, and teaching hospital. It's the largest hospital complex in the southern hemisphere at the moment. We handle most neo-natal retrievals from around Queensland. The only other NICUs are at the Mater Mothers' (public) and Mater Private Hospital and soon the new Gold Coast hospital. I have an odd love affair with the Royal, but it's a great place to work and I always go back, they treat their staff well and clinical standards are excellent. I worked in London for a year and I should tell you that in Australia, working conditions are better in public hospitals than private- I found the opposite in England. At present, QLD nurses are the highest paid nurses in Australia, I own (well, the bank does) a modest 3 bedroom house 7kms from the CBD/city. About Brisvegas, I've lived here on and off for most of my adult life with the exception of 7 odd years travelling, the biggest drawcard is the weather- it's warm-hot 10 months of the year and there are plenty of beaches less than an hour away. For the record, we do have the best beaches in the world.
Crime is not really too much of an issue, I see a great deal more than the average citizen purely from a work standpoint but I often don't lock my doors. I have always lived on the northside so I am biased but I will list my favourite suburbs. Paddington, Ashgrove, Red Hill, Kelvin Grove, Windsor, Teneriffe, New Farm, Clayfield, Bardon. I couldn't afford to buy a house in these suburbs though- so I live in Kedron. There are 3 very sought after schools in Kedron but any of the inner-city suburbs have great schools. Ashgrove has Oakleigh primary (public)- where all the politicians kids go, Kedron has St. Anthonys'- you will find that catholic schools are in demand (regardless of religious persuasion). Public transport is improving but by and large you would need a car if you are doing shiftwork. Brisbane is a great place for a family, not as cosmopolitan as Melbourne or Sydney, it's just smaller and the housing prices are better. Brisbane is often referred to as "a big country town". My favourite city is Melbourne and will be moving there later this year but I don't have kids, and most of my friends are there and my family live elsewhere. Hope this is helpful.