About Adelaide

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is the fifth most populous city of Australia, and it offers a wide variety of experiences to its residents and visitors. From exquisite wine tasting to partying at an immersive festival – Adelaide has it all, just name it.

Endless beaches and sprawling gardens are there for your recreation, as well as numerous museums, art galleries, and live music venues. Adelaide is well-known for its fairs and sporting events, exquisite food and wine, and live music festivals.

There are many international cultural fairs, the most popular of which are the German Schützenfest and the Greek Glendi. The Adelaide Christmas Pageant is the world’s largest Christmas parade, so if you are travelling to Adelaide around Christmas time, this event is not to be missed.

Estimated Living Costs Per Week

You may find the cost of living in Adelaide is different to the cost of living in your own country.

The following link to Study Adelaide provides the approximate costs of living in Australia.

  • Rent – City (Shared): AUD$185 per week
  • Utility Bill (Shared): AUD$30 per week
  • Grocery: AUD$60 per week
  • Phone and internet: AUD$25 per week
  • Public Transport: AUD$15 per week
  • Entertainment: AUD$80 per week

Adelaide Must-Sees

  • Morialta Conservation Park
  • Belair National Park
  • Waterfall Gully
  • Cleland Wildlife Park
  • Gorge Wildlife Park 
  • Himeji Gardens
  • Glenelg Beach 
  • Onkaparinga River National Park
  • Wittunga Botanic Garden
  • Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary


February: Adelaide Fringe.

March: WOMADelaide, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Glendi Greek Festival.

April: Touch Bass

May: DreamBIG Children’s Festival, South Australia’s History Festival

June: Cabaret Festival

July: Adelaide Guitar Festival

August: SALA Festival

September: OzAsia Festival

October: Adelaide Film Festival

November: Feast Festival

December: The Adelaide Christmas Pageant

January: Schützenfest

Adelaide Weather

Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot dry summers and cool to mild winters. Winters may be rainy, and hails are quite frequent.

Adelaide is an interestingly planned city with five squares in the Adelaide city centre and a ring of parks, known as the Adelaide Parklands, surrounding it.

Getting a Job

To help pay your living expenses while studying in Adelaide, you may be eligible to work up to 40 hours per fortnight and work full time during semester breaks.

The Study Adelaide website provides you with all the information you need regarding your legal rights to work, pay rates and how to apply for an Australian Tax File Number (TFN).


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