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Sydney is Australia’s biggest city, with a population of 4.6 million people. Sydney is located on the east coast of Australia and is famous for the iconic Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. CDU’s campus is located in downtown Sydney: Level 10, 815 George Street Haymarket, just a short walk from Chinatown, Pitt St Mall and Central Station.
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Sydney is Australia’s largest and most famous city, and it’s easy to see why! Set on the iconic Sydney Harbour and surrounded by some of the country’s best beaches, it is a visual feast, full of activities, places to see and great food and drink. To find out what’s on, visit the following sites:
For an informative look at life in Sydney as an international student, visit the International Student Guide to Sydney.
With four distinct seasons of summer, autumn, winter and spring bringing vastly different weather and climate to the area, it is important to come prepared for the season you are arriving in:
- Summer (December to February) brings an average temperature of 25℃ with long and sunny days.
- Autumn (March to May) is a little cooler, with an average temperature of 22℃ and cool evenings.
- Winter (June to August) is the coldest season, with average temperatures of 16℃ and lots of wind and rain.
- Spring (September to November) is similar to autumn, with an average temperature of 22℃ and cool evenings.
Weather information can be found at Bureau of Meteorology.
Sydney has a broad range of public transport options, including trains, buses, light rail, and ferries. Public transport is accessible using an ‘Opal card’, which you can top up with money before you travel. If specified, receivers of certain Australia Government scholarships are entitled to discounts. For more information, please visit Transport NSW.
Bicycles are an increasingly popular form of transport in Sydney, but be sure to follow the road rules as fines apply. More information can be found on the City of Sydney website.
Uber and other ride-sharing options are also available.
Share accommodation in Sydney can vary in prices depending on the suburb. Check these websites to compare and find available rentals:
Your cost of living and studying in Australia will depend on the lifestyle you choose to lead. Generally, allow between $20,000 and $25,000 per year for your living expenses. Also, budget $500 approximately for books and stationery each semester. A married student will need an additional $7,100 per year for a spouse and $3,040 for a child.
Here is a handy calculator to help you estimate how much you will need to live here.