Living in Sydney info
We hope to answer all your questions below but if not it is also a good idea to read our Pre-arrival Information Pack City and Bondi and ‘Welcome to SELC‘ Student Handbook. These contain lots of valuable information on studying at SELC and living in Sydney.
Sydney weather is generally good. In the summer it can be very hot (sometimes more than 30°C), so you will need to bring light, casual clothes. During the winter months (June, July, August) the days are generally mild but it can be quite cool at night so it is important to bring a coat and warm clothes. See Sydney’s weather today – click here.
Standard Time: GMT +10
Daylight Savings: GMT +11
The airport is approximately 40 minutes by bus from SELC. There are many buses that go to the airport at a reasonable price. There is also a train line that goes to the airport from Central Station. A taxi from SELC to the airport would cost about $50.
Yes, SELC is situated in Bondi Junction about 2 minutes’ walk from the bus and train station.
SELC Bondi Campus is close to both Bondi Beach and SELC City Campus is in the Sydney CBD. Bondi Beach is just 5-10 minutes by bus from SELC Bondi Campus and the Sydney CBD just 10 minutes by train from Bondi Junction. The Opera House and The Harbor Bridge is just 5-10 minutes walking from SELC City Campus.
International students are not allowed to get concessions on public transport in NSW. You must pay full-fare for buses, trains and ferries. If you buy a concession you will be fined.
It is a good idea to have access to approximately $150-200 per week (after paying for rent, bills etc.)
We would recommend that you research more on the Australian immigration website: