Study in sunny Sydney

Famous for its beautiful beaches and iconic Opera House, Sydney is a safe, vibrant and multicultural city.

New to Australia?

Be ready for your arrival. Find all the information you need for preparing to arrive in a new city here. Simply follow the steps!

Discover Sydney

Explore Australia’s Harbourfront city

Just like Melbourne, Sydney frequently tops the list of most liveable cities in the world. With stunning gold beaches and some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, including the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, Sydney attracts international visitors from around the world, making it a truly multicultural city.

The La Trobe College Australia Sydney campus is located in the heart of the city centre, surrounded by a multitude of shopping, dining and entertainment precincts. You’ll be right where all the action is!

Some of Sydney’s top attractions include:

  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Harbour Bridge & Bridge Climb
  • Bondi Beach
  • Hyde Park
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Queen Victoria Building

About Sydney

Learn the basics

Sydney has four different seasons, hot in summer and cool in winter. You need to have a range of clothing - warm clothes and a coat for winter and light clothes for summer.

Australia uses the Australian dollar (A$ or AUD) and cents (100 cents = $1.00).


For currency conversion see:

Cost of living depends on your lifestyle but a single international student requires approximately $18,000 to $21,500 per year to live in Melbourne. This does not include your airfare.

Banks are generally open Monday to Thursday, 9.30 am - 4.00 pm and Friday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm. Some banks are open on Saturday mornings. If you want to open a bank account, you will need to take some identification documents, including your passport, credit card, driver’s licence (if you have one), and student ID card.

If you want to work in Australia, you need to apply for a Tax File Number (TFN). If you don't have a TFN, you will be taxed at a high rate. Visit to learn more.

For current information on driving in New South Wales and obtaining a driver's licence, please visit the Service NSW website here.

Sydney’s public transport system operates light rail, train and bus services, generally between 5 am - 12 midnight Monday to Saturday, and 8 am - 11 pm on Sundays and public holidays. You will need an Opal card to use public transport - learn more here.

It is exciting living in a new city, making new friends and experiencing different cultures, but make sure you are safe at all times. Please check out our Health & Safety page to ensure that you are safe at all times.