Sydney life

Sydney life

Endless sunshine, beautiful beaches and a glistening harbour – Sydney really does have it all. Celebrated for its world-famous attractions and multicultural life, discover why Sydney is the number one choice for students far and wide.

Buzzing with colour and culture

Sydney is full of arts, culture and people from all corners of the world.

With exciting live shows, museums, galleries and public art displays, there’s so much to see and do. We also have many cultural events throughout the year, letting you experience the world in one place.

What’s more, Sydney is scattered with the traditional art of its original Indigenous residents, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. But only if you look carefully…

Scenic seaside spots

If you love being in and around water, Sydney is the place for you. With more than 100 beaches and many stunning bays, you can take your pick any day of the week.

To get you started, look no further than the beautiful and bustling Bondi Beach. It’s world-famous for all the right reasons. Think surf, sun and fun!

You can also travel to Manly Beach (via Manly Ferry from Circular Quay) and tour Sydney’s stunning coastline – including Shelley and Freshwater beaches. Or for something a little quieter, try Coogee, Palm, Clovelly and Balmoral Beach.

Home to the best attractions

You do not have to travel far from Ambridge to see two of Australia’s most famous attractions. Stroll down to the city’s picturesque harbour, with our iconic Opera House and spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Sydney is also home to Hyde Park and many other green spaces – perfect for a break in the middle of our lively city. You can also get in touch with nature by taking a road trip up to the Blue Mountains.

The perfect climate

Sydney enjoys a pleasant climate of warm summers and mild winters. Thanks to our subtropical climate, most days are perfect for a swim at one of our many breathtaking beaches.

To help plan your adventures, here’s a guide of Sydney’s seasons and average daily temperatures:

Summer: December to February (average 27°C)
Autumn: March to May (average 23°C)
Winter: June to August (average 18°C)
Spring: September to November (average 23°C)

Shop until you drop

If you love fashion, Sydney is the place for you. Whether you prefer vintage, modern or custom-made, our city offers some of the best shopping in the world.

Better yet, it’s also the capital for designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel and more!

To see the latest styles and trends, head to the ever-popular Westfield Sydney or historic QVB – both just a short walk from Ambridge.

Easy, affordable travel

Train, taxi, bus or ferry? It’s easy to get around Sydney – thanks to our wide network of paths, trails, routes and railways.

Sydney’s public transport is safe, low-cost and convenient. It also runs day and night, so you will always have a way home.

Need help? Download the Citymapper app to find nearby departures and the fastest route to your next destination. Remember, you will need an Opal card to travel. You can buy these from any train station, newsagent or convenience store.

Cost of living

Want to enjoy your Sydney life to the fullest? Here’s how much you will need.

A whole year of study – minus tuition fees – is likely to cost you around AUD$20,000. This will cover most living expenses, including accommodation, transport, food, clothes and entertainment.

Here are some common expenses:

Accommodation (single & shared)

AUD$120-$380
per week

Litre of
milk

AUD$3-$5

Loaf of
bread

AUD$2-$5

Weekly
travel pass

AUD$20-$55

Movie
ticket

AUD$16-$24

Dining
out

AUD$25-$55

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