Armidale, NSW


  • City Info
    City of Armidale, NSW

    Established in 1885. It hosts the Australian Wool Fashion Awards.

    Location

    It is located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. It is 380 Kms North West of Sydney.

    Armidale, NSW CBD

    Armidale has a small city centre on a grid pattern.

    Seasons

    Winter
    Jun to Aug
    2°C - 12°C

    Spring
    Sep to Nov
    7°C - 20°C

    Summer
    Dec to Feb
    10°C - 24°C

    Autumn
    Mar to May
    8°C - 20°C

    Time

    Eastern Daylight Time: GMT +11hours. Daylight Saving Time ends April 1st, starts October 7th

    No Smoking

    Smoking is not permitted in NSW within 5 metres of non-residential entrances, and between 5 to 10 metres at beaches, sporting stadiums, near children's playgrounds, at restaurants, bars or clubs either indoor or outdoors $220 on-the-spot fines apply for breaches.

    Post Office

    Mon-Fri: 09.00 am – 5:00 pm
    * Some Open Saturday: 09:00 am – 12 noon

    Population

    25,000 people

    Money

    Notes or Bills
    $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

    Coins
    5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2 (odd cents rounded to the nearest 5¢)

    Education providers

    Electricity

    240/250volts/50Hz

    Weather

    Continental Climate

    Shopping

    Mon-Wed: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thu (suburbs) & Fri (CBD): 09:00 am- 9:00 pm
    Saturday: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Banks

    Mon-Thu: 09:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Fridays: 09:0 am – 5:00 pm
    Some bank branches open Saturday morning: 09:30 am – 12 noon

  • Explore

    EXPLORE ARMIDALE

    Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Armidale had an estimated population of 23,674 as at 30 June 2015. It is the administrative centre for the Northern Tablelands region. It is approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane at the junction of the New England Highway and Waterfall Way. Armidale traditional owners are Anaiwan people. Many Gumbaynggirr people have settled in Armidale since colonisation.

    Main attractions include:

    • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
    • Wollomombi Falls
    • Waterfall Way
    • Ebor Falls
    • Cathedral Rock National Park
    • New England Regional Art Museum
    • Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum
    • Armidale Folk Museum
    • Commissioners Waters
    • Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.

    (Courtesy of Wikipedia & Google)

    EXPERIENCE THE LIFESTYLE IN ARMIDALE

    www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/armidale-area/armidale

    www.kidsafensw.org/

    www.volunteeringaustralia.org

  • Transport

    Armidale Airport

    Getting around

    It is important to learn about all the public transport modes around Armidale. The cheapest and more convenient way to go around is by bus. You can purchase a ticket when boarding the bus. Also you can purchase a discount card you can recharge see www.edwardscoaches.com.au/discount.html from the driver. The closer your destination, the cheaper the fare is.

    Useful tips

    • Students who are entitled to Student discount, carry your student ID card with you at all times.
    • If you are travelling late at night on weekends, find out if there is a night route that goes near your destination as some routes are not scheduled on weekends.
    • Disabled and elderly people as well as pregnant women have priority seating.
    • Do not eat, drink or smoke in public transport or in taxis.
    • Always make sure that you have your Discount Card topped up.

    Forms of transport

    For the bus, the fare you pay for the trip depends on how far you travel (zones) and also the time of the day. Always keep a bus/train time table in your wallet. Or go to www.edwardscoaches.com.au/busrouteindex.html. Remember that times for the above services change on weekends and designated holidays.

    WALKING

    is a healthy alternative for transport. When crossing a street, wait for the green pedestrian icon. Do not walk or run over a red pedestrian light.

    RIDE A BIKE

    To cycle you must wear a helmet at all times and follow the road rules.

    BUSES

    Make sure you hail the bus so the driver stops to pick you up! Always touch on at the beginning of the trip and then off at the end of trip before you leave the bus.

    RIDING A MOTORCYCLE

    Always wear a helmet. Check with Roads and Maritime Services at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/licence/rider/index.html

    DRIVING

    We drive on the left side of the road. To drive in Australia, you need an English translation of your driver’s license. To learn the road rules in New South Wales, check this link http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/road-rules/. If you are going to drink alcohol, do not drive.

    TAXIS

    A safe mode of transportation in particular if you have been drinking after a party. You can pay the taxi fare with your credit card if you do not carry cash. Always ask for a receipt.

  • Hospitals

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    International Students must go to Public Hospitals as their Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) does not cover expenses in private hospitals.

    Seeking Medical Assistance

    • Carry your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card with you at all times.
    • When visting the doctor, you will need to pay for their services (some doctors may bulk bill at no cost to you).
    • Keep all receipts so you can obtain reimbursement later.
    • All medical emergencies are covered by your Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC).
    • If you are unable to attend classes due to being sick, you should obtain a medical certificate from your doctor.
    Armidale Hospital

    (02) 6776 9500
    226 Rusden Street,Armidale, NSW 2350

  • Government Offices
    State Library

    N/A

    City Library

    Address
    122 Faulkner Street,
    Armidale

    Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Australian Taxation Office

    Website
    https://www.ato.gov.au

    Residential Tenancy Authority

    Website
    https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/

    Dept. of Immigration & Citizenship

    Website
    https://www.border.gov.au

    Fair Work Ombudsman

    Website
    https://www.fairwork.gov.au

  • Directory Assistance

    How to make an International call:
    0011 + Country Code + City Code + Number
    If you don't know your country code, call 1225

    National Phone Codes

    (02) Sydney (NSW) & Canberra (ACT)

    (07) Brisbane & Gold Coast (QLD)

    (08) Perth (WA), Adelaide (SA) & Darwin (NT)

    (04) Mobile (Australia wide)

    (03) Melbourne (VIC) & Hobart (TAS)

    (13 or 1300) Local calls

  • Student Services Directory

    There are no Education providers yet in armidale

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