Thinking of studying abroad in Australia but not sure which city to choose?
Adelaide has been voted the most liveable city in Australia for the third consecutive year by The Property Council of Australia.
The survey, My City: The People’s Verdict, released in March 2013 asked residents to assess their city based on a number of attributes including:
- natural environments
- school and educational facilities
- recreational outdoor environments
- vibrant cultural scene and good climate
Adelaide residents rated Adelaide as a clean city with a good standard of living, affordable housing and a good approach to environmental sustainability.
With the ‘Mad March’ month of festivals drawing to a close, two major developments in the city of Adelaide that are sure to tempt more tourists and students to visit and study here, are underway:
- Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga is set to become Adelaide’s great public square, showcasing South Australia’s unique culture and lifestyle. A new grassed event space and plaza in the heart of the city, will have the capacity to host events for up to 10,000 people. The space will include a raised stage, water playground and cycle paths and will be completed in early 2014. Click on the Imagine this! tab for proposed future events and activities to be held on most weekends in Victoria Square. Events and activities will include multicultural festivals, giant games, concerts, come and try it events, street performers, outdoor cinema, sporting event villages, markets and so much more!
- Rundle Mall, the premier shopping destination and meeting place in Adelaide, is being redesigned to enhance the retail heart of the city. Unique ‘pop-up’ social, cultural, retail and entertainment activities will keep the Mall and its laneways energised, making it an even better place to shop and meet up with friends!
More about our climate and environment
Climate often factors in when choosing a place to live and study, so here is a little bit more on what to expect in South Australia!
The climate across Australia varies enormously due to its large geographical size, ranging from temperate to equatorial and everything in between. Each Australian city has its own unique climate. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and surrounding regions has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons – summer, autumn, winter and spring.
Our temperate climate supports our beautiful natural environment which encompasses some of Australia’s most treasured national parks including
|Belair National Park||Flinders Chase National Park|
|Flinders Ranges National Park||Coorong National Park|
In South Australia we are very fortunate to have many parks and reserves to help us protect our native plants and animals and enable us to enjoy many outdoor activities such as camping, bush walking, diving, caving, climbing and four wheel drive touring. For many South Australians, our experiences in the outdoors have stimulated an interest in environmental sustainability and conservation.