Leaving home to live and study in Australia can be exciting and challenging.

To help you prepare for your move to Adelaide, we’ve put together everything you need to know before you arrive.

Preparing for Your Arrival

We look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide in 2023!

StudyAdelaide has created a helpful Arrival webpage where you can find updated information about accommodation and register your arrival, so that our friendly student ambassadors can welcome you at our Airport Welcome Desk and prepare a welcome gift bag for you.

We have also created a checklist with what to do and what to pack before you arrive in Adelaide. Download checklist.

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Explore Adelaide

Find your way around with the City of Adelaide's 360° virtual tour of Adelaide, and discover attractions, dining, shopping and more with this interactive map.

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Emergencies and Health Care

Before you arrive in Adelaide, it’s important to know what healthcare insurance you need and what to do if there is an emergency. Learn more about emergencies and health care here.

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There are a range of student-friendly housing options in Adelaide, including fully serviced and self-managed accommodation. Learn more about your student accommodation options here.

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Getting Around

Getting around Adelaide is easy. With wide, flat streets, you can walk or cycle around the city. And the extensive public transport system - Adelaide Metro, will get you wherever you need to be. Learn more about getting around Adelaide here.

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Staying Connected

Once you’ve arrived in Adelaide, you’ll want to keep in touch with family and friends back home. Learn more about getting set up with a SIM card, internet and postal services in Adelaide.

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Money Matters

Adelaide is one of Australia’s most affordable cities. With a lower cost of living than most Australian cities, you have more money to enjoy your time in Adelaide. Learn more about Australian currency and opening a bank account here.

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Australian Culture

When you arrive in Australia, you'll find yourself in an open-hearted country where people enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in a safe and clean environment. Learn more about Australian culture here.

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Student Stories

Hear from international students about living and studying in Adelaide.

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