Australia’s second oldest city, Hobart, has not only the nature as its advantage, but affordable high standards of lifestyle make it a very attractive study option.  Nestled in the foothills of Mount Wellington it is very much a University town with a number of the large Hotels in town being converted to student accommodation to ease the burden on the local rental market.

Hobart is a small exciting town which has a long colonial history and boasts some of the oldest buildings in Australia.  It is renowned for its superb seafood and fantastic local produce.  It is a food lovers haven, with many cafes and restaurants to visit. The main heart of Hobart is Salamanca Place which is converted colonial sandstone warehouses and buildings that are now home to some of the best restaurants in town.  It is also host to a famous vibrant local market on Saturdays which serves up a delicious mix of food, gourmet fare and handmade  artisan works. Hobart is easy to get around and has good public transport in the form of buses. Hobart boasts some of the cleanest air and water in the world.   

Population – 0.24 Million

Weather & Temperature

  • Summer (December – February) Temperatures 11.5 – 21°C
  • Autumn (March – May) Temperatures 8.9 – 17.3°C
  • Winter (June – August) Temperature 5 – 12.3°C (41 – 54.1°F).
  • Spring (September – November) Temperature 7.8 – 16.9°C

Main tourist attractions
Following are tourist attractions in Hobart

  • See the View from the Summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington
  • Salamanca Place & Salamanca Market
  • Port Arthur Day Trip
  • MONA: Museum of Old and New Art
  • Stroll along the Battery Point Sculpture Trail
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • Hobart Convict Penitentiary
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Bruny Island Day Trip
  • North Hobart’s Restaurant Strip and Runnymede
  • Tasman Bridge
  • St. David’s Cathedral
  • Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum

Average house price
Median house price in Hobart is $450,000

Average rental cost – $455 a week

Average overseas student rental/accommodation cost
Accommodation. Hostels and Guesthouses: $90 to $150 per week. Shared Rental: $100 to $215 per week. Single Rental: $150 to $300 per week. On-Campus: $165 to $420 per week. University Homestay: $285 per week.

Areas/suburbs in which students and overseas students would live

  • Sandy Bay
  • Taroona
  • Battery Point
  • Dynnyrne
  • South Hobart
  • Mount Nelson

Potential part time work for overseas students

  • Wait Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Retail Staff
  • Bar Staff
  • Odd jobs
  • Internships
  • Work at university etc.

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