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Living in Australia


There are many reasons which make Australia one of the best countries in the world. We have shared some important information about the country, its culture, climate and other aspects of life in Australia. Please note figures and statistics given below are subject to variation. You should contact the official government websites for the latest information.

Reasons to study in Australia

There are many facts about Australia which will surprise you. Apart from its wonderful climate and easy going way of life, Australia has a lot more to offer to anyone who chooses to come here to study or settle. A few facts first : did you know Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million? Not surprising when you consider Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

The VET (Vocational Education & Training) sector in Australia also attracts students from around the world - thanks to their range of courses which are known to focus more on providing practical and work-orientated occupational skills. Most VET courses are provided through Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) such as Velocity Education & Training, as well as government institutions, called Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. VET courses are part of national training packages that are updated regularly in consultation with relevant industry bodies. VET courses, particularly at the diploma and advanced diploma level, can often lead into higher education courses such as bachelor degrees

Let’s look at the lifestyle as well. Australia has five of the 30 best cities in the world for students based on student mix, affordability, quality of life, and employer activity – all important elements for students when choosing the best study destination. And with more than a $200 million provided by the Australian Government each year in international scholarships, it can be even easier for you to come and experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities.

Living Costs in Australia

Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. For your reference, here are some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia. (All costs are in Australian dollars and linked to the consumer price index.)


Hostels and Guesthouses $90 to $150 per week
Shared Rental $85 to $215 per week
Homestay $235 to $325 per week
Rental $165 to $440 per week
Boarding schools $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Other living expenses

Groceries and eating out $80 to $280 per week
Gas, electricity $35 to $140 per week
Phone and Internet $20 to $55 per week
Public transport $15 to $55 per week
Car (after purchase) $150 to $260 per week
Entertainment $80 to $150 per week

Minimum cost of living

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. From 1 July 2016 the 12 month living cost is:

You $19,830
Partner or spouse $6,940
Child $2,970

All costs are per year in Australian dollars. Source www.studyinaustralia.gov.au


Key Facts About Australia

  • Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy.
  • In 2012 Australia had the world's fifth-highest per capita income,
  • With the second-highest human development index globally, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights
  • In terms of average wealth, Australia ranked second in the world after Switzerland in 2013.
  • Australians have more living space per person than the inhabitants of any other nation, with average dwelling sizes well over double those of Western Europe.
  • Australia has an ethnically diverse population - nearly two out of every seven Australians were born in another country. Apart of Britain and New Zealand, the largest immigration has been from Italy, Greece, China, Vietnam, India, Philippines and many more. A total of over 160 languages are spoken by people living in Australia in addition to nearly two dozen indigenous dialects spoken by Aboriginal Australians.
  • A migrant arrives in Australia every 1 minute and 29 seconds
  • Australia has no state religion.
  • Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level
  • With a rich history of sports, Australia has strong international teams in cricket, hockey, netball, rugby league, and rugby union, having been Olympic or world champions at least twice in each sport in the last 25 years for both men and women where applicable. Australia is also powerful in track cycling, rowing, and swimming.

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