Sydney is the largest city in Australia and welcomes visitors from all over the world. You will very quickly discover why Sydney is such a special place.
Spectacular Sydney Harbour gives the city its shape and character. The beaches and waterways are the most inviting you can imagine.
Sydney is situated in the Temperate Zone and experiences a mild, sunny climate. The average temperature is 23º celsius in summer and 14º celsius in winter. This excellent climate encourages Australia’s active outdoor lifestyle.
- Bureau of Meteorology
Sydney has an extensive public transport system with trains, buses and ferries providing a vast network throughout the city and suburbs. These trains, buses and ferries will get you around safely, efficiently, comfortably and inexpensively.
There is so much to do and see in
Sydney including the National Parks. The museums
and galleries boast an array of
fascinating exhibitions, and the
theatres offer year round quality
The city holds festivals, cultural and sporting events, including the Mardi Gras, and the Summer Arts Festival. Over three million tourists visit Sydney every year.
Sydney is a modern and safe city by world standards. Central business areas are well lit and public transport is monitored and patrolled by security officers.
The Think Before safety awareness website has some helpful safety information and tips for international students in Australia.
Cost of Living
Sydney is a reasonably priced city with good quality, affordable living and a variety of accommodation. Eating out in the city is inexpensive and there is an excellent choice of food from around the world.