Australia’s fifth-biggest city – what a brilliant place to live!
The city itself is not only beautiful, with its surrounding parklands and green gardens, it is also a very easy city to navigate. Adelaide was one of the only Australian cities to be planned before it was built so the city was smartly laid out as a simple grid of streets. Although Adelaide is still a relatively young state, having only been around for 176 years, it has a strong history of academic achievement.
Our campus is located in the beautiful beachside suburb of Glenelg with a variety of great places to eat, socialise and enjoy the great Australian climate and lifestyle. Adelaide attracts those who crave urban pace more than suburban space.
There are four distinct seasons; a warm to hot Summer, varying Spring, cool Winter and mild Autumn.
Rental costs vary depending on the accommodation style, type and suburb. With Glenelg easily accessible by tram, there are several suburbs that offer affordable accommodation options if you are intending to travel via public transport.
Visit realestate.com.au to view the range of property types available for rent. We recommend not signing a lease for a property until you have arrived into Australia and are able to visit the property. For additional information, please visit the Government of South Australia website here.
- Train & Tram
Adelaide has six train lines; heading from the Adelaide railway station to Belair, Gawler, Tonsley, Grange, Seaford and Outer Harbor.The tram line runs from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre (AEC) to Glenelg. The tram is free from the AEC to South Terrace and also between Brighton Rd & Moseley Square, Glenelg.
For getting to many of Adelaide’s metropolitan areas, buses are the best option. Buses come about every 15 minutes on routes close to the city and either every 1/2 hour or hour in the outer suburbs. Your MetroCard can be used on the bus or you can purchase a ticket from the bus driver. Extensions after bus numbers (like F, X or T) indicate express buses that may not stop at all of the stops, ask the driver if you are unsure. There is a free City Connector bus service around the city and North Adelaide.
- What is the O-Bahn?
The O-Bahn is a unique transport option for students residing in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs. A German design, the bus runs both on a specially-built track (where it hits top speeds of 100 km/h), and normal roads.
When you board public transport all you have to do is touch your MetroCard against the yellow validator inside the door. At Adelaide Railway Station you will have to touch your card to enter and exit. Your fare will be automatically deducted from the value of your MetroCard.There are two time periods of operation for public transport: Peak travel times are before 9.01am, after 3.00pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday. Interpeak travel times are 9.01am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday, all day Sunday and South Australian public holidays.
- Where to buy
MetroCards can be purchased and recharged at Adelaide Metro InfoCentres as well as a range of agents, including supermarkets, newsagents and convenience stores. Recharging online is perhaps the easiest option and you can also use that system to set up auto-recharge.