Living in South Australia
Climate and lifestyle
South Australia is a destination for all seasons where you can enjoy a relaxed and active lifestyle all year round.
|1||Summer||December - February||Hot and dry||25C - 35C|
|2||Autumn||March - May||Mild, some rain||20C - 25C|
|3||Winter||June - August||Some rain||10C - 15C|
|4||Spring||September - November||Mild||20C - 25C|
Currency in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD). The artwork on the notes and coins reflects Australia’s history and natural environments.
Notes come in $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 denominations.
Coins come in 5cent, 10cent, 20cent, 50cent, $1 and $2 denominations.
Adelaide is accessible with a large public transport network of buses, trains and trams. To travel on public transport, purchase an Adelaide Metrocard.
South Australian beaches are perfect for swimming, fishing, snorkelling or surfing – just be sure to stay between the yellow and red Surf Lifesaving flags.
Visit a wildlife park
Located throughout the Adelaide hills are many wildlife parks where you can see native wildlife, cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo. Parks include Gorge Wildlife Park, Cleland Wildlife Park and Belair National Park.
There are many shopping and entertainment precincts throughout Adelaide city centre and surrounding suburbs including Rundle Mall, The Parade, Jetty Road, Marion, Noarlunga and Tea Tree Plaza.
Explore the city centre
For shopping and eating go to Rundle Street, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Central Markets and China Town. Have fun at the Adelaide Zoo, paddle-boating on Torrens Lake and walking through the Botanic Gardens.
Go to the beach
South Australian beaches are perfect for swimming, fishing, snorkelling or surfing.