About Sydney

Known as the Harbour City, Sydney is Australia’s largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city with the enviable reputation of being one of the world’s most liveable cities.

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Sydney is known for its stunning beaches and some of the most iconic structures on the planet, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Choosing Sydney to undertake your study will assure you are living in a safe, vibrant city that offers world-class services and a wide range of activities.

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Sydney Weather

Sydney enjoys a sunny, moderate climate with mild winters and warm summers.  Perfect for outdoor activities.

During summer (December to February), the average daily temperature is around 29 degrees Celsius, while in winter the temperature averages a mild 21 degrees Celsius.

Sydney’s annual rainfall is around 1,600mm with June being the wettest month of the year.

Sydney monthly weather expectations

Accommodation Options

Sydney offers a broad range of good quality, safe student accommodation, from inner-city to suburban options to suit your budget.

When you first arrive in Sydney, temporary accommodation will give you the opportunity to explore your permanent living options.

Getting Around

Sydney has a large network of public transport services including buses, trains, light rail (trams) and ferries.  The Opal Card is Sydney’s electronic ticketing system where you load up a prepaid card with money and use it on all public transport.

Information about Opal Card and international student concession tickets

More transport options for Sydney

Living Costs

You may find the cost of living in Sydney is different to what you have to pay in your own country.

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

Getting a Job

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

The Study Sydney 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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