Hobart, TAS


  • City Info
    City of Hobart, TAS

    State capital of the island of  Tasmania. Hobart was first established in 1804. It is named after Lord Hobart

    Location

    Hobart is located in the state's south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River.

    Hobart, TAS CBD

    The CBD has many important institutions such as the Supreme Court, Parliament House, Royal Hobart Hospital, Theatre Royal, State Library, the NAB Building, the Museum, and the Cenotaph.

    Seasons

    Winter
    Jun to Aug
    5°C - 12°C

    Spring
    Sep to Nov
    8°C - 17°C

    Summer
    Dec to Feb
    11°C - 21°C

    Autumn
    Mar to May
    8°C - 17°C

    Time

    Eastern Daylight Time: GMT +11hours. Daylight Saving Time ends April , starts October

    No Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed at beaches, sporting statium near childrens playgrounds, restaurants, bars,clubs and at the workplace. Smoking is prohibited in all Public transport including train platforms etc.

    Post Office

    Mon – Fri: 09.00 am – 05:00 pm
    * Some Open Saturday: 09:00 am – 12 noon

    Population

    221,000 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

    CRICOS registered institutions for international students: 1 Public Universities

    Electricity

    240/250volts/50Hz

    Weather

    Oceanic Climate

    Shopping

    Mon – Wed: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
    Thu (suburbs) & Fri (CBD): 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
    Saturday: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

    Banks

    Mon – Thu: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Fridays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Some bank branches open Saturday morning: 9:30 am – 12 noon

  • Explore

    EXPLORE HOBART

    Hobart, capital of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, sits on the River Derwent. At its fashionable Salamanca Place, old sandstone warehouses host galleries and cafes. Nearby is Battery Point, a historic district with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages. The city’s backdrop is 1,270m-high Mount Wellington, with sweeping views, plus hiking and cycling trails.

    The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), built into underground galleries, exhibits art of antiquity along with contemporary works. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery focuses on Aboriginal heritage, local history and native wildlife, with notable colonial-era displays. Established in 1818, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens highlight native plants. North of the city, the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is home to rescued animals including Tasmanian devils, wallabies and kangaroos. Popular day trips include Port Arthur, a 19th-century penal colony preserved as a historic site, and rugged Bruny Island, known for its coastal wildlife.

    Main attractions include:

    Museum of Old and New Art
    Salamanca Market
    Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
    Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens
    Maritime Museum of Tasmania
    Zoodoo Wildlife Park

    Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.

    (Courtesy of Wikipedia & Google)

    EXPERIENCE THE LIFESTYLE IN HOBART

    www.hobarttravelcentre.com.au
    www.kidsafensw.org/
    www.volunteeringaustralia.org

  • Transport

    Hobart Airport

    https://hobartairport.com.au/
    https://hobartairport.com.au/transportation/parking/
    C 18 Kms approx. to CBD
    20 minutes (allow more time for peak traffic hours)

    Getting around

    It is important to learn about all the public transport modes around Hobart. The cheapest and more convenient way to go around is get a Green Card which you can use on all buses see www.metrotas.com.au. You can also purchase a ticket when boarding the bus or from the bus depot. The closer your destination, the cheaper the fare is.

    Useful tips

    • Students doing VET (Vocational programs) and Higher Education (University courses) can obtain discount in public transport. See www.metrotas.com.au/fares/student-fares/. If you 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 Metro Card topped up.
    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.

    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. The fare you pay for the trip depends on how far you travel (zones) and also the time of the day. Metropolitan fares apply to all areas within Hobart, and are defined within zones. Always keep a bus/train time table in your wallet see www.metrotas.com.au/timetables/. Or go to www.metrotas.com.au/communication/apps to download the app. Remember that times for the above services change on weekends and designated holidays.

    RIDE A BIKE

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

    RIDING A MOTORCYCLE

    Always wear a helmet. It is now required by law to have a special motorcycle license for models of a certain size. Check with Department of State Growth Transport at www.transport.tas.gov.au/licensing

    DRIVING

    We drive on the left side of the road. To drive in Australia, you need an English translation of your driver’s license. For the driving rules in Tasmania, check this link http://www.transport.tas.gov.au. 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.
    Royal Hobart Hospital

    (03) 6222 8308
    48 Liverpool Street,Hobart TAS 7000

  • Government Offices
    State Library

    Address
    91 Murray St,
    Hobart TAS 7000

    City Library

    Website
    https://www.linc.tas.gov.au/

    Australian Taxation Office

    Address
    200 Collins Street, Hobart

    Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4:45 pm

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

    Residential Tenancy Authority

    Website
    https://www.consumer.tas.gov.au/renting

    Dept. of Immigration & Citizenship

    Address
    188 Collins Street, Hobart

    Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Fair Work Ombudsman

    Address
    Level 5, 2-4 Kirksway Way
    Battery Point

    Opening hours
    By appointment only

  • 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 hobart

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