Adelaide, SA

  • City Info
    City of Adelaide, SA

    Capital of South Australia, fifth largest city in Australia. Adelaide was first established in 1836. It is named after Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen.


    Adelaide is located on the eastern shores of Gulf St Vincent, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between Gulf St Vincent and the low lying Mount Lofty Rangers.

    Adelaide, SA CBD

    The CBD consists out of two parts, the city "square mile" and the Adelaide Parklands.


    Jun to Aug
    8°C - 16°C

    Sep to Nov
    8°C - 21°C

    Dec to Feb
    16°C - 28°C

    Mar to May
    12°C - 22°C


    Central Daylight Time: GMT +9.30 hours Daylight Saving Time (DST): GMT + 10.30 hours DST starts Oct DST ends on early April.

    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: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    *Some Open Saturday: 9:00 am – 12 noon


    1.3 million people


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

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

    Education providers

    CRICOS registered institutions for international students: 2 Public Universities, 2 University English Centres




    Mediterranean Climate


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


    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

    Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. The city’s Adelaide Festival is an annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events.

    Adelaide is known for its many sporting events, including Australian Rules football, motor sports and tennis. Adelaide Oval stadium has hosted cricket matches since 1871. At the city’s heart is Victoria Square and vibrant, 19th-century Central Market, specialising in produce. The Glenelg beach neighbourhood on Holdfast Bay has native dolphin and seal populations, plus cycling trails. Adelaide is also a popular base for exploring Barossa and Clare Valley wine country, the Adelaide Hills, where the Mt. Lofty Summit overlooks the coast, and Kangaroo Island’s wildlife and beaches.



    Art Gallery of South Australia
    South Australian Museum
    Adelaide Oval
    Migration Museum
    Cleland Conservation Park
    Adelaide Zoo

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


    (Courtesy of Wikipedia & Google)





  • Transport

    Adelaide Airport

    Getting around

    It is important to learn about all the public transport modes around Adelaide including the bus, train, tram and taxi. The cheapest and more convenient way to go around is get a Metro Card which you can use on trains, trams and buses see You can also purchase a ticket when boarding the bus or a train/tram ticket from railway stations. 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 .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.

    Forms of transport

    For the bus, and train/tram 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 Adelaide, and are defined within Zones. Always keep a bus/train time table in your wallet see Or alternatively go to to download the App. Remember that times for the above services change on weekends and designated holidays.


    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.


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


    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.


    Each train line has a distinctive colour in the map and on the screens at the station to help you find your way easily.


    Always wear a helmet. It is now required by law to have a special motorcycle license for models of a certain size. Check this website


    We drive on the left side of the road. To drive in Australia, you need an English translation of your driver’s license. If you are going to drink alcohol, do not drive.


    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


    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 Adelaide Hospital

    (08) 8222 4000
    North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    (08) 8222 6000
    28 Woodville Road,Woodville South, SA 5011

    Lyell McEwin Hospital

    (08) 8182 9000
    Haydown Road,Elizabeth Vale, SA 5112

    Women's and Children's Hospital

    (08) 8161 7000
    72 King William Road,North Adelaide, SA 5006

    Modbury Public Hospital

    (08) 8161 2000
    41-69 Smart Road,Modbury SA 5092

    Flinders Medical Centre

    (08) 8204 5511
    Bedford Park,SA 5042

  • Government Offices
    State Library

    North Terrace & Kintore Ave,

    Opening Hours
    Mon-Wed 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Thu-Fri 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Sat-Sun 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    City Library

    77 Rundle Mall,

    Opening Hours
    Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Sun closed

    Australian Taxation Office

    88 Grenfell Street,

    Opening Hours
    Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


    Residential Tenancy Authority


    Dept. of Immigration & Citizenship

    70 Franklin Street,

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

    Fair Work Ombudsman

    Level 2, 148 Frome Street,

    Opening Hours
    By appointment only

  • Emergency & 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 adelaide