Flinders University: Life In Adelaide

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Adelaide is the capital of South Australia – a city of festivals, relaxed living and education excellence.

One of the world’s most liveable cities

Studying in Adelaide means you are also living in one of the world’s most liveable cities. We have a relaxed, easy-going lifestyle and are ranked in the Top 5 liveable cities in the world according to the Global Liveability Study (2013) and in the world’s Top 10 cities to visit by Lonely Planet (2014). We have also been acknowledged as Australia’s safest city.

Australia’s most affordable mainland city

Your dollar will go much further in Adelaide. Statistics show it costs almost 20% more to live in Melbourne or Sydney than Adelaide and 7% more to live in Brisbane and Perth.

Lifestyle and shopping

Enjoy shopping Adelaide, with more than 1000 retail stores and services. Adelaide also has a thriving café and restaurant culture. There is plenty of choice no matter what your taste or budget.


Adelaide has an extensive bus and train network covering the city and suburbs with discounted tickets available to international students.

Over 400 events per year

Adelaide is known as ‘The Festival State’ because of the many festivals, sporting and cultural events it holds each year. Some of these include:

For more information visit www.southaustralia.com

A true Australian experience

South Australia offers an authentic Australian experience. The state offers a mix of beautiful landscapes, sparkling beaches, rolling hills and a vibrant urban centre.

  • Wildlife: see Australia’s unique animals (such as koalas and kangaroos) in the wild.
  • Wineries: some of the world’s most idyllic wine regions are just two hours from Adelaide.
  • Outback: Adelaide is just five hours drive from iconic outback landscapes.
  • Hills: discover biking or hiking trails just 20 minutes drive from the CBD.

For more information about living in Adelaide, please visit the StudyAdelaide website.

(Source: Flinders University)