Kingston Institute Australia

Living and Studying in Sydney and Melbourne

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Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and is the state capital of New South Wales. It is located on Australia’s south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2014, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 5.1 million people. Inhabitants of Sydney are called Sydneysiders, comprising a cosmopolitan and students, visitors and immigrants from across the world.

Sydney often ranks highly in various world cities rankings. It has hosted major international sporting events, including the 1938 British Empire Games and the 2000 Summer Olympics. The main airport serving Sydney is Sydney Airport and the main port in the city is Sydney Harbour.

The weather in Sydney may change many times during the day. During the spring and summer months, temperatures can range from 15 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius, in the middle of the day. Students are advised to dress lightly but always carry a light jumper (sweater) or cardigan for the evenings. During autumn and winter, the temperature ranges from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. Students should wear a jacket or coat, especially in the city, where the wind is strong and cold. Although it does not snow in Sydney, winter may be very cold because most homes do not have central heating system.

Public transport is very easy to use in and around Sydney and also quite cheap. If students are over 15 years of age, they must pay the adult fare for all transports. International students in NSW are not eligible for concession fares. Students should note that buses from the city and from major bus interchanges only take pre-paid tickets during peak hours. For more information please check the living in Sydney.


Melbourne city, capital of the state of VictoriaAustralia. It is located at the head of Port Phillip Bay, on the south-eastern coast. The central city is home to about 136,000 people and is the core of an extensive metropolitan area—the world’s most southerly with a population of more than 1,000,000. Australia is second only to Sydney in population, and there is a good-natured rivalry between the two cities, to which geography and history have bequeathed diverse characteristics.

Melbourne’s top temperatures are usually in January and February. Those months are often dry, with hot spells and cooling afternoon breezes off Port Phillip Bay. June and July are the coldest months, and October is the wettest. The best times to visit Melbourne are between March and May and September and November. These shoulder seasons feature moderate temperatures, tourist crowds, and lower airfare rates.

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Public transport is very easy to use in and around Melbourne. The Institute is located within 10 minutes of walk from the Central Train Station Melbourne. If you are over 15 years of age, you must pay the adult fare for all transport. International students in Victoria are eligible for concession fares. Please note that buses from the city and major bus interchanges only take pre-paid tickets or Myki cards during peak hours. For more information, please check the following site:

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