Sydney is one the world’s most vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It has built a great reputation as one of the most desirable places to live
With a population of approximately 5 million, it is a city that continues to grow year by year. The climate is warm in summer, and mild in winter. Sydney experiences more than 300 sunny days per year. During the summer, temperatures can climb up to 40 degrees. Luckily all the public transport and public facilities are well air conditioned to beat the heat but then, you might just decide to cool down by taking a swim at one of Sydney’s many beaches.
Located on the east coast of Australia, Sydney radiates out from a sparkling blue harbor that is home to the famous Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, both world famous icons and a short walk from our campus.
Due to the 20-years of continued economic growth, Sydney is one of the most important financial centres in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sydney has a large well-developed central business district with neighbouring business centres located in North Sydney, Chatswood, Parramatta and Sydney’s Silicon Valley at Macquarie Park. Sydney has a stable government, low unemployment and a competitive world economy. Sydney offers a peaceful and safe environment for all visitors and residents, there are few world cities that can compare with Sydney.
Around these business centres you will find the people of Sydney, known as ‘Sydneysiders’, living the life style that has earned us a top 10 ranking for lifestyle in the 2014 Mercer Quality of Living Survey.
The City of Sydney offers many tourist attractions as well. Visitors can climb the famous Harbour Bridge, visit the Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Botanic Gardens, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Aquarium or Taronga Zoo and much more. Sydney has some great museums for history and art lovers: The Australian Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, The Powerhouse Museum, the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Sydney and if you’re lucky you may see whales swimming in Sydney Harbour, taking a rest as they migrate north.
There is always something for everyone in Sydney. What Sydney lacks in terms of history it makes up for in lifestyle, modernity and technology.
The beach side suburbs like Manly and Bondi are well known for their sunny relaxed surfing lifestyle, the inner city suburbs are known for their alternative lifestyle, music and café culture visit the suburbs of the south and west where you can experience authentic food and culture from Sydney’s ethnically diverse citizens settling here from all around the world.
Indigenous Australians known as ‘Aboriginals’ were living in Sydney before the arrival of European settlers, it is estimated that Indigenous Australians arrived in Australia 40,000 years ago. Indigenous art is now very popular around the world. Examples of this art which depict Aboriginal history and culture can be viewed as rock carvings in the Royal National Park, Balls Head and Berry Island. Galleries exhibiting and selling contemporary aboriginal art are found all over Sydney.
There is plenty to do and experience in Sydney, we look forward to welcoming you to our city and our College.
Our College is situated in the heart of the CBD, 333 Kent Street which is just a few minutes’ walk from Wynyard train and bus Station. Transport in Sydney is well organised, you can come to the city via train, bus or ferry, depending where you are situated.
For more information on transport options, please visit http://www.transportnsw.info/sites/en/maps-and-timetables/bus.page
Most of the buses have prepaid option, which means you will not be able to pay by cash. Instead, you can get an Opal card, where you upload your funds and use it to tap on and off. For more on Opal fare charges, please visit: https://www.opal.com.au/en/opal-fares/Opal_fare_changes/