Life in Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s largest city. There’s plenty to see, do and experience across Sydney. There are a wide variety of dining, beautiful beaches, and shopping options with the latest fashions and electronics. It is also home to the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. You’ll never be lost for places to explore, and things to do.

Quick Facts:

  • Sydney is located within Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
  • Daylight savings is observed in New South Wales, where clocks are put forward one hour on the first Sunday in October, and put back one hour on the first Sunday in April.
  • 25 per cent of Sydney’s residents are born overseas. This translates to more than 1.3 million residents being able to speak a language other than English. (cited Study in Australia)
  • In Sydney, there are over 200,000 international students from more than 160 different countries around the world! (cited Study Sydney)
  • You’ll find Sydney’s weather perfect for those who like making the most of the outdoors. The climate is sunny with mild winters and warm summers. (cited Holiday in Australia, Australian tourism)
  • Sydney has over 100 beaches. Add to that are national parks and vineyards and the Snowy Mountains

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Useful Links

  • Study Sydney is the NSW Government website for international students.
  • To stay on top of what’s going on in Sydney, visit where you will find places to visit, things to do, and updates on what’s on in Sydney.