Living in Sydney

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Living in Sydney

Study in one of the most beautiful cities in the world

Living in Sydney

Continuously rated in the top ten cities in the world to live (Mercer 2012), and with a fantastic education industry, studying and living in Sydney is a incredible and rewarding experience. Starting with our beautiful harbour and beaches, our combination of urban and outdoor living, culturally diverse and friendly community, Sydney is a fun and inspiring city in which to live and study. The beautiful harbour, pristine beaches and temperate climate mean you will be able to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle, while a vibrant social and cultural scene, with museums, theatres, galleries, and hundreds of restaurants, bars and cafes will give you the chance to meet and make new friends, no matter what your interests.

Sydney is also Australia’s number one business destination. With many multinational companies located here, it accounts for 30% of the country’s economic activity. This gives Aspire access to some of Australia’s finest industry professionals. For more information about Sydney visit cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

  • Average wage $676.50 per week
  • Local public transport cost $3-4 per trip
  • Sydney’s population 4.4 million
  • Average temperature 22 degrees Celsius
  • Cup of coffee $3
  • 20 minutes by fa st ferry from Sydney CBD to Manly
  • 60 of Australia’s top 100 companies are based in Sydney
  • About 1/3 of Sydney’s population were born overseas
  • Sydney is in the “World Top 10 most liveable cities”

Getting Around Sydney

Ferry – The most spectacular way to get around Sydney and for quick access between the CBD and Manly (15 min) you can’t beat Sydney Ferries. Enjoy regular services between Manly and 20 other ferry terminals, it’s the most beautiful way to get around. Learn more at Learn more at sydneyferries.info.

Bus – The Bus network is a great way to get around Sydney in general. Students have access to discounted weekly bus tickets. Learn more at sydneybuses.info.

Train – Cityrail (Sydney’s train network) is a convenient and relatively cheap way to travel, particularly to the outer suburbs of Sydney. Learn more at cityrail.com.au.

Bike – Manly has an extensive bicycle network with over 20kms of dedicated bicycle tracks to follow. Bicycle racks are available all over the Manly area. Furthermore, there is also the Whistler Street Bicycle Parking Station. There are a number of businesses offering bicycle rental including: Manly Bike Tours – manlybiketours.com.au, and Manly Cycles – manlycycles.com.au