Adelaide's Ultimate Student Guide

Stories from life in Adelaide - a city designed for lifelong experiences and world-class education.

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A new country combined with tertiary studies can be daunting but we're here to help and support you through this new journey. We've put together a guide on what to do, where to go and how to get there. We're excited to welcome you to city study life. 

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Life in Adelaide

Adelaide is a city designed for life. The city welcomes all. 

Discover what life is like in Adelaide with beautiful stories from students and new residents.

City neighbourhoods

The city encompasses a number of residential neighbourhoods with their own distinct person...

Adelaide Highlights Virtual Tour

Explore Adelaide from your couch with our immersive Highlights Virtual Tour.

International students share their COVID-19 storie...

Discover the varied experiences of international students in Adelaide through COVID-19.


Where everybody knows your name

A local shares her recollections of returning home to Adelaide.

Honouring students making their mark

A StudyAdelaide International Award winner shares why applying is a smart idea.

A city for all

Find out why making the city welcoming and inclusive is so important.

Finding your community

Moving to a new country can be challenging and there can be a lot to think about when you’re making a new home. One of the ways to flow through this transition time is to have a supportive network around you. Here are some resources to help you get to know Adelaide, inspiring stories from our city communities, and ideas on how to get involved.

Meet our volunteers

Be a volunteer

Being a volunteer is a great way to get involved with your community. The City of Adelaide...

Community events

Find out what exciting events are happening at your closest community centre.

Summer Adelaide Program

This program offers hundreds of fantastic activities and events over the upcoming summer b...

Fitness trails

Stretch your legs in city's most picturesque locations including, of course, the Adelaide ...

Courts & fitness spaces

Make the most of the free courts and work out equipment in the fresh air of the Adelaide P...

Parks & recreation

Adelaide has Australia's biggest backyard, full of exercise trails, sport and recreation f...

Building mental muscle

Activate Adelaide is helping more people feel better, inside and out.

The power of participation

Meet an inspiring young local volunteer helping preserve the Adelaide Park Lands.

Library locals – meet a few of our team

Adelaide City Libraries team members share their library journeys and a few fun facts.

Things to do in Adelaide

Adelaide is generous with its things to do affordably. Having fun while getting to know your new city does not need to burn a hole in your pocket.

Here is a curation of affordable things you can do alone or with a group of friends.

Arts & Culture trails

At every turn of these trails you will find an expression of Adelaide's culture and creati...

Walking trails

There's a trail for every ability, interest and even those with only 15 minutes to spare!

6 things to do to get active in Bonython Park

Get active in Bonython Park this summer with these six ideas!

5 things to do in Adelaide after 5pm

If you’re hunting for things to do once the work day winds down, here’s 5 After 5.

Cycling & walking trails of Adelaide

The Adelaide Park Lands Trail leads through lush parks and activity hubs.

Free things to do in Adelaide

Adelaide has an abundance of unique experiences around every corner – and they won’t cost ...

Visitor Information Centre & Services

The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is located at 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide. It helps ...


Sometimes the information you need can’t be found in a text book. Keep these links on hand as they’ll be useful to check throughout your time here.

Protect your home office from fire

Subscribe to City of Adelaide e-newsletters

Subscribe to the City of Adelaide's regular email newsletters and receive updates direct t...

Trains, trams & buses

Adelaide is serviced by an excellent network of trains, trams and buses (some free), makin...

Recycling & waste

The City of Adelaide offers a range of services to residents to help keep the city clean a...

Community centres

The City of Adelaide community centres are friendly, accessible places that foster relatio...

Community events

Find out what exciting events are happening at your closest community centre.

Library services

The City of Adelaide provides three public libraries across the city and North Adelaide. D...

Guides & maps

Choose from a range of guides, maps and special interest trails, all designed to help you ...

Visitor Information Centre & Services

The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is located at 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide. It helps ...