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Living & Working in Australia

Helpful guides and policies for current and future International Students in Australia

Living in Sydney as an International Student

Living in Australia means welcoming new opportunities. It is a young, multicultural, open country with an ever-growing economy. Australia’s
quality of life and unrivalled natural beauty make it the ideal destination for you to dream big, and to improve your future.

South Sydney College Student

Australian Culture

You will probably notice some lifestyle differences between Australia and your home country. Here are some insights into Australian culture:

Most Australians will be happy to help you if you’re unsure of something.


Australia is a diverse and multicultural country. It is extremely welcoming towards international students and migrants, and celebrates the various cultures from which they come.

With that said, as with many other countries around the world, Australia is not free from crime. There are certain methods that you can use to avoid being placed in vulnerable situations — tactics that can not only be used in Australia, but also around the world:

The Australian Government has established a student hotline for international students who are concerned about their welfare: 1300 363 079.

If immediate emergency assistance is required, the best thing to do is call the Australian emergency telephone number: 000.

Find out more about living in Australia:

Getting an opal card

Welcome to Australia

Your Tax File Number

Sydney City VIdeo Guide

Sydney Heart of Australia

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Ask us anything about studying in Australia, how to get a Student Visa, or information about our courses (it’s free!). We’re always ready to help.

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