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Shops and restaurants

From fresh foods to famous dining rooms

You have plenty of options for where to shop and eat in Australia.

Opening hours vary depending on where you live, but you can usually pick up groceries from major supermarkets until at least 10:00pm every day.

If you’re looking for clothes, make-up, toys or sporting goods, stores usually open until at least 5:00pm, with late-night shopping until 9:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

If you like to cook at home, you’ll love the abundance of fresh food available year-round. If you prefer to go out to a restaurant, café, or pub, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, covering a range of price points, cuisines, cultures and more. If your waiter gives great service you may wish to tip, but it’s your choice.

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Money & living expenses in Australia

You want to enjoy a healthy and happy study life in Australia. Knowing how much you need to for living expenses is a great starting point, but keep in mind the cost of living may be higher or lower depending on where you live.


You’ll want to explore your local town, city or even the whole of Australia while you study. Depending on where you’re going and where you’re coming from, your transport options include buses, trains, taxis, ferries, planes, cars, bikes and of course, walking.

Places to visit in Australia

One of the reasons you likely want to study in Australia is because you’ve seen how beautiful the country is. Millions of people visit Australia each year to visit its pristine coastal areas, lush rainforests and red deserts, and enjoy its world-class food and wine, beautiful beaches, unique flora and fauna and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

People and culture in Australia

Depending on where you are in Australia, you might look out your window to see a desert, a tropical rainforest, a mountain range, a country town or a modern city. It’s a country made up of many different landscapes, which you will hopefully get the chance to explore.

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