Sydney is Australia's most famous city and it's easy to see why! Set on the iconic Sydney Harbour and surrounded by some of the country's best beaches, Sydney is a visual feast, full of activities, places to see and great food and drink. Sydney was the site of the first British colony in Australia. As the country's most populous city, Sydney has a strong cultural life, with many cafes and restaurants serving cuisines that reflect Sydney's multicultural community. There are also many local theatres, cinemas and live music venues that attract both local and headline international acts.
Central Business District
Sydney is Australia’s first city, both as the landing spot of the First Fleet (in 1788) and as the first incorporated City Council (in 1842). With the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge standing proudly over the waterfront, you’ll feel a sense of that history as you explore the streets and laneways within the CBD.
Ultimo & Haymarket
Ultimo and Haymarket stretch from Central Station all the way up to the city center. There are various institutions in or nearby this area, creating a really exciting and student friendly vibe.
The Inner East is brimming with interesting things to do and see and interesting people to do and see them with. It doesn’t matter whether you’re after a good coffee or a bookshop, a gallery, a cheap meal, a fancy restaurant, a small bar or a busy pub, in most cases you’ll find just what you’re looking for.
The Inner West is the description Sydneysiders give to the area that sits in between the CBD and the beginning of the suburban sprawl. It has all the buzz and bustle of the city alongside a lot of local charm. The Inner West is home to a thriving mix of students, families, professionals, and creatives.
Top tips on life in Sydney
Zoe and Jacob from China studied accounting and business in Sydney. Hear their advice on settling in, being social and developing new life skills.