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.

wdt_ID Season Months Climate Temperature
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.

Go shopping

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.

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