South Australia’s vibrant capital city, Adelaide has plenty to offer the International Student. It is one of the cheapest cities in Australia in which to live and was ranked the fifth most liveable city in the world.  Adelaide also hosts over 32000 international students making it a key centre of learning and study for many international students.  Adelaide has a vibrant culture and is known as the Festival State, it hosts over 400 events every year making it a fun and exciting place to live. Universities in Adelaide have excellent education credentials and with Top 4 universities famous for their research and contribution to the world. Public transport is good and some of the tram and bus services offer free and discounted fares for students both domestic and international, this can save a student a lot over a year of travelling. 

Adelaide is famous for its beautiful surroundings and rich wine country. Some of the finest wines in Australia are produced in South Australia and these wineries are an easy trip from Adelaide.

Population – 1.408 Million

Weather & Temperature

  • Summer (December – February) 1 Temperatures range 6.7 – 28.6°C
  • Autumn (March – May) Temperatures 12.7 – 22.7°C
  • Winter (June – August) Temperatures 8 – 16°C
  • Spring (September – November) Temperatures 11.8 – 22° C

Main tourist attractions
Following are tourist attractions in Adelaide

  • North Terrace
  • Adelaide Botanic Garden
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Take a Tour of Adelaide Oval
  • South Australian Museum
  • State Library of South Australia
  • Shop at Adelaide Central Market
  • Glenelg
  • Adelaide Zoo
  • Cleland Wildlife Park
  • Adelaide Festival Centre
  • Ayers Historic House Museum
  • Victoria Square
  • Port Adelaide
  • Migration Museum
  • Barossa Valley & Clare Valley Day Trip
  • Fleurieu Peninsula Day Trip
  • Hahndorf Day Trip

Average house price
Median house price in Adelaide is $538,550

Average rental cost – $386 a week

Average overseas student rental/accommodation cost
Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week. Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week. On campus – $90 to 280 per week. Homestay – $235 to $325 per week.

Areas/suburbs in which students and overseas students would live
North Adelaide, Fitzroy, Medindie, Gilberton, Hackney, College Park, Kent Town, Norwood, Dulwich, Eastwood, Parkside, Unley, Wayville, Goodwood, Ashford, Keswick, Richmond, Mile End South, Mile End, Richmond, Thebarton, West Hindmarsh, Croydon, Renown Park

Potential part time work for overseas students

  • Wait Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Retail Staff
  • Bar Staff

What sports are played in Adelaide?

  • Athletics.
  • Australian Rules football.
  • Badminton.
  • Baseball.
  • Basketball.
  • Cricket.
  • Soccer.
  • Dragon Boating.