New South Wales
😎 Welcome to Sydney
Australia’s premier city welcomes large number of students each year with open arms. Sydney is full of adventure with lots of man-made and natural wonders. This city never stops to surprise.
Reasons to Study in Sydney
Public Transport in Sydney
Sydney has one of the best public transport systems in Australia with trains, ferries, light trains and buses connecting the various parts of the city and surrounding areas. You will need an ‘Opal card’ when travelling on public transport in Sydney. You can use this card on any of the public transport including regional trains and coaches.
You will need to load this card with funds before travelling and “tap on and off” when getting on and off the public transport. You can top up this card online or using app or at any of over 2,100 retailers. The average cost of travelling on public transport cost can be between $45 to $50 per week.
Only overseas students who have received Australian Government scholarships or exchange place are eligible for concessions on public transport, while all other overseas students have to pay full fare in Sydney. Although, some tertiary institutes offer MyMulti passes offering up to 35 percent discount.
Places to Explore in Sydney
1. Sydney Harbour Bridge Enjoy free stroll over this majestic ‘coat-hanger’ bridge, which opened in 1932. Stairs and lifts are available from both ends and the walkway is availble on the eastern side (the western side for bikers). It is quite enormous and visible even from different parts of the city. But that’s given, as it is the biggest steel arch bridge in the world.
2. Circular Quay
This location is Sydney’s centerpiece that connects the iconic attractions like Harbour Bridge and Opera house. Although it also serves as a ferry terminal and commuters’ hub, one can easily say that it definitely takes the cake as the next most Instagrammable part of the city next to Harbour Bridge.
3. Royal Botanic Gardens
The oldest botanical garden in Australia is situated in the heart of Sydney. Apart from a variety of plants, picturesque walkways, and leisurely strolls, it also offers festivals and special events throughout the Sydney.
4. Art Galleries
Whether you’re an art connoisseur or not, Sydney has its doors open to lure you into the art world exclusive of any charges. Explore art gallery of New South Wales or Museum of Contemporary art for both indigenous and overseas works without paying a cent.
5. Local markets
Take a tour of Sydney’s own local bazaars like Paddington market or the
Rocks over the weekend and explore the local crafts and fashions spread out over countless stalls and unique to their own locality. Entry is free.