Living in Adelaide


Adelaide - the perfect place to study

The University of South Australia is located in the heart of Adelaide, Australia’s education city and the capital of the state of South Australia. It is also one of Australia’s most environmentally sustainable cities.

Ranked as the world’s fifth most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the past five years, Adelaide is the perfect city to base yourself in during your studies.

Welcoming and multicultural, you’ll find Adelaide makes an ideal home away from home with a sense of community usually reserved for small towns, combined with the vibrant activity of a capital city. Adelaide has a democratic system of government and is tolerant of religious beliefs and practices. Almost one in four people in South Australia were born overseas and the rest can trace their backgrounds to more than 120 countries.

Over 400 food, arts and cultural events are hosted in Adelaide per year and the city is home to Australia’s largest multi-arts festival. With more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city, Adelaide is the food and wine capital of Australia.

  •  Top 5 most liveable cities – 6 years in a row
    (2017 Economist Intelligence Unit)
  •  Top 52 places to go
    (2015 New York Times) 
  • Top 10 regions to visit
    (2017 Lonely Planet)

Comfortable climate

Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters.


December - February
25°C - 35°C
Hot & dry


March - May
20°C - 25°C
Mainly dry


June - August
10°C - 15°C
Cool & wet


September - November
20°C - 25°C
Little rain


Areas of study and research

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