Life in Adelaide









most liveable city worldwide

1.3 million

the population of Adelaide


of foreign-born residents





Why study in Adelaide?

Adelaide is the ideal place to live and study. Its compact size means less time commuting and more time relaxing or visiting the many attractions on Adelaide's doorstep.

There is so much to experience beyond the classroom, from local fresh food markets, international sporting events and world-renowned arts festivals. And with a lower cost of living than other capital cities in Australia, you have more money to enjoy it too.

Taste the world-famous wine regions only minutes from the city or indulge in award-winning restaurants in the heart of Adelaide. It is a great place to learn the art of wine and hospitality.




A great wine capital

In July 2016 Adelaide, South Australia joined the prestigious group of Great Wine Capitals – an internationally renowned network which will strengthen our global reputation as a world leading wine producer.

South Australia is indisputably Australia’s wine state, producing 50% of all bottled wine and 80% of premium wine.

Adelaide is home to the National Wine Centre, and all national industry representative and research bodies, including Wine Australia, the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, Australian Vignerons and the Australian Wine Research Institute.




A culinary background

Adelaide is a culinary playground with a smorgasbord of cuisines on offer.

South Australia's capital city is the proud home of world-famous chefs, serving game-changing dishes in stunning Adelaide restaurants and beyond. Steeped in history and drenched in class, wash it all down in Adelaide’s booming bar scene. Adelaide’s Leigh Street and Peel Street are packed with fantastic small bars; you’ll find some of our coolest spots in basements, behind secret doors and down unmarked alleyways.

Just minutes away from the city lie some of the world's most renowned wine regions, from the Barossa and its bold reds to the cool climate Adelaide Hills.




Where is Adelaide?

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, and is the fifth largest capital city in Australia.

Adelaide is the gateway to world-famous places such as Kangaroo Island and the best wine regions in Australia including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley. Local attractions in Adelaide include the Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and much more.

Flight times from major Asian cities to Adelaide are:

  • Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia - 5 hours 10 minutes

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 7 hours

  • Singapore - 7 hours

  • Guangzhou, China - 8 hours 10 minutes

  • Hong Kong - 8 hours 50 minutes

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 hours 10 minutes

  • Doha, Qatar - 14 hours 15 minutes

The Adelaide Airport is Adelaide's international airport located only 7km from the city centre (15 minutes by taxi). There are multiple airport transfer options from Adelaide Airport to the Adelaide CBD including ride-share, taxi, buses and public transport.

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