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Living & Studying in Adelaide, South Australia

Australia has a lot to offer international students. It is a big country with lots of space. Our cities are easy to navigate, and safe to live in, with some of the most diverse populations in the world.

You have access to world class education, and state of the art facilities. Our economy is strong and employment is high.

Our lifestyle is envied by many, with superb beaches and nature, as well as top class restaurants, bars and cafés to enjoy.

We like our sport, but we also like to relax and take it easy. You don’t have to travel far to get away from the city, or you can travel far and experience a completely different climate and surroundings, all within the same country.

Why Australia?
Adelaide - The City

A city of nearly 2 million people, surrounded by picturesque parklands, Adelaide is one of the few cities in the world that can truly be described as a ‘city within a park’. Its cinemas, theatres, art, music and food reflect the multicultural mix of the people living here – who originate from every corner of the globe. One of Adelaide’s great features is its long coastline of clean sandy beaches only 30 minutes from the city centre.


Your studies are based in Adelaide city if you are enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu’s English Language, Foundation, Stage 5 Bachelor of Business, or Masters programs.

All other Le Cordon Bleu programs (and stages) are offered at the Regency Park campus, only 30 minutes from the city when using public transport.


South Australia has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters: 10˚C (50ºF) to 15˚C (60ºF), and warm, dry summers: 25˚C to 35˚C. The city is affordable, convenient, clean and green, with a slower pace than Australia's other larger capitals, which makes it easy to get around.


Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm Friday. Some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings. Travellers' cheques are widely accepted, as are major credit cards VISA, Mastercard and (to a lesser extent) AMEX and Diners Card. Most banks will change foreign currency to Australian dollars.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires holders of a student visa to purchase and maintain OSHC for the entire length of their student visa. OSHC usually pays 85 percent of the fee for each consultation with a medical practitioner (including specialists), or X-rays and pathology services.

Cost Of Living

In general in Australia the cost of living is relatively reasonable depending on the accommodation you require and the lifestyle you may be accustomed to.

Adelaide is a more affordable city to live in than most other Australian cities. The following guide shows the average basic weekly living costs and does not include additional textbooks, travel, car costs, or any luxuries. These figures do not include the costs of large non-essential items such as household equipment or a car.

Adelaide Living Cost

The above costs have been sourced from Study Adelaide External Website.


There are many accommodation options including International Student Residences, private rental, homestay and/or share accommodation. Many international students like to live in or near the Adelaide city centre because of free city transport, our renowned central food market, Chinatown, cinemas and shopping malls. Read more information regarding accommodation.

Working in Australia

Under current visa regulations, students residing temporarily in Australia under a student visa are permitted to work up to 40 hours per fortnight. For information please visit: Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website External Website.

Organised Events And Activities

To help you feel welcome Le Cordon Bleu offers new students a range of activities, including:

  • Full day excursions to wine regions such as Hunter Valley and Adelaide Hills
  • Group dinners
  • Orientation, including campus tour, presentations etc.
  • Participation in student representative meetings
  • At the completion of your studies you will be invited to participate in a celebratory graduation ceremony.
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Last Updated 6 January 2015

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