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Living in Australia

Useful information

Study Australia

For a range of information for International Students. Here you will also find information on events, activities to help you connect with other students and enjoy all your state has to offer.

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Cost Of Living

Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation.

Find out about some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia (all costs are in Australian dollars).

Food and household products

In Australia, we have many options to purchase food like greengrocers, fruit shops, corner stores, convenience stores and specialty shops. For your main staples, the biggest and most affordable place to purchase is from supermarkets.

Supermarkets are everywhere in Australia so it won’t be hard to find one close to your accommodation. Here are the main ones in Australia:

Your Perfect Weekend

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Insiders Guide have provided students with a fast way, no matter where in Australia you live, to find out more about Australia.

If you would like to have a cultural experience, explore Australian nature or find some adventure this weekend, do the Your Perfect Weekend quiz.

When to contact a consulate or embassy

Contact your country's consulate if you want to:

  • renew or replace your passport or other official documents
  • report to your country any births, deaths, marriages, divorces and adoptions that happened in Australia.

Your consulate may also be able to help if you:

  • are in distress or emergency situations where the Australian authorities cannot help
  • are arrested, seriously injured or a victim of crime
  • need information about social security in your country
  • have questions about national service obligations in your country
  • need to contact your family in an emergency
  • need travel advice for travel to your country.

See the list of consulates on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Consulates open during normal Australian business hours.

Bike Riding Safety

Keep safe on the roads when cycling.

Learn more about bicycle safety here in Australia

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The Council of International Student Australia (CISA) is the national peak student representative organisation for international students studying at the postgraduate, undergraduate, private college, TAFE, ELICOS and foundation level.

Stay safe at Australian Beaches

Learn how to stay safe when you're enjoying the beach.

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10 Ways to Improve Your English Skills

Gone are the days of learning being confined to a classroom!

From traditional to creative, here are our 10 favourite ways to practise and perfect your English reading skills.