Australia

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Life in Australia

 

 

Life in Australia

Australia is so big and diverse that it could never merely be the sum of its icons. The stunning architecture of the Sydney Opera House, the glow of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at dusk, a wave curled above a colourful reef – these are only part of the experience that unfolds once your feet touch the soil of this awesome country-continent.

 

 

 

 

  • Living in Australia

    Living in Australia

    Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and has a population of 1.1 million people. Adelaide’s Mediterranean climate guarantees plenty of interest from people seeking to build a new life in Australia.
  • Culture

    Culture

    Australia’s diverse culture and lifestyle reflect its liberal democratic traditions and values, geographic closeness to the Asia��"Pacific region and the social and cultural influences of the millions of migrants who have settled in Australia since World War II.
  • Geography

    Geography

    Australia is a country, an island, and a continent. It is located in Oceania between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean at 27°S144°E / 27°S 144°E / -27; 144. It is the sixth largest country in the world with a total area of 7,686,850 square kilometres (2,967,909 sq. mi) (including Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island), making it slightly smaller than the contiguous 48 states of the United States and 31.5 times larger than the United Kingdom.
  • History

    History

    The History of Australia refers to the history of the area and people of Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians are believed to have first arrived on the Australian mainland by boat from the Indonesian archipelago between 40,000 to 60,000 years ago. They established among the longest surviving artistic, musical and spiritual traditions known on earth.
  • Map

    Map

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  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

    Nightlife in Australia is quite happening, going by the number of parties, shows and events that are a regular feature over here. Indeed, if you are looking to let your hair down and rock the whole night, Australia is certainly a great place to be in.
  • Currency

    Currency

    Australia was the first country in the world to have a complete system of bank notes made from plastic (polymer). These notes provide much greater security against counterfeiting. They also last four times as long as conventional paper (fibrous) notes.
  • Australian Banks

    Australian Banks

    Currently, the Australian banking sector is dominated by four major banks: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation.
  • Living & Study Costs

    Living & Study Costs

    As an international student, you must pay your tuition fees up-front. Aside from tuition fees, some institutions may also charge for other student costs, such as library, laboratory or sports facility costs. Excursions, books and stationery are other costs to consider, and your course may also require specific essential materials, such as lab coats or photographic supplies.
  • Study Guide

    Study Guide

    You will need to bring the following documents with you: Valid passport with student visa Your letter of offer Copy of your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment form
  • Work for students

    Work for students

    Work for students in Australiacan be easy or very difficult to find. The majority of students get a job after spending a certain time, after they are speaking English better. Students who already know how to speak English well, have obviously more opportunities.
  • World Clock

    World Clock

    Check out World time by clicking on this web clock
  • Driving in Australia

    Driving in Australia

    A bona-fide overseas visitor may drive in Australia if they hold a valid overseas drivers license and providing they are licensed for the class of vehicle they will be driving.
  • Accommodation options

    Accommodation options

    Finding the right accommodation is one of the biggest challenges facing a new international student, and finding a place in your price range can be even harder.
  • Buying a house

    Buying a house

    Interested in buying a house in Australia? Please contact us and get more information, it is needed to be mentioned that having a land property or a house will not lead to Australian residency.

 

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Last Updated: 30 November 2009
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