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Living in South Australia

South Australia offers a perfect lifestyle from the city to the sea and is a prime study destination for international students. South Australia boasts a variety of high-quality education institutions and programs for both primary and high school students.

Qualifications achieved in South Australian Government Schools and post school study institutions are recognised around the world, providing students with unlimited future career opportunities.

South Australia offers the ultimate living experience for international students, with picturesque landscapes, beautiful beaches, and a lively, yet peaceful city centre. Known as the festival city, Adelaide provides students with a variety of exciting, cultural experiences that will enable them to form friendships, engage in extra-curricular activities and create life-long memories. South Australia offers a relaxed and family-friendly environment. City, suburban and regional areas all offer unique and globally renowned experiences ensuring there is always something to explore.

South Australia is a multicultural state, providing international students with the opportunity to experience Australian culture, and learn about different cultures from around the world. The people of South Australia are friendly and welcoming of international students.

South Australia is a peaceful yet prosperous state and offers the ideal lifestyle and learning experience for international students from around the world.

Climate and lifestyle

South Australia is a destination for all seasons where you can enjoy a relaxed and active lifestyle all year round.

SummerDecember - FebruaryHot and dry25C - 35C
AutumnMarch - MayMild, some rain20C - 25C
WinterJune - AugustSome rain10C - 15C
SpringSeptember - NovemberMild20C - 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.


The South Australian public transport system is quick and simple to navigate, offering bus, tram and train services extending from the city to the suburbs with discounted rates for students.


Healthcare in South Australia is easily accessible and secure. Both Adelaide and regional South Australia are well-supported with modern facilities, as well as easy access to specialist health services. In 2021, Adelaide was named Australia’s most liveable city and received a perfect score in the category of healthcare. Information and resources regarding healthcare in South Australia can be accessed via the SA Health website.