Living in Sydney

Sydney Harbour bridge

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales. Located on a natural harbour on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is world famous for its skyline, featuring the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

The city is cosmopolitan and international, with a bustling Central Business District home to global companies, and small inner-city suburbs, each with their own character.

Why study in Sydney?

  • A top destination
    Sydney is one of the most desirable locations in the world, and ranked in the top five most liveable cities in the world (the Economist Intelligence Unit Rankings 2018). With sunny summers, stunning beaches, a bustling city centre and a warm, welcoming community, it's not hard to see why so many students choose to study here.

  • A truly global city
    The population of Sydney is made up of people from around the world. It is famously friendly, welcoming and is proud of its multicultural heritage. Throughout the year, people in Sydney celebrate many different cultural and religious festivals with food, music and other public festivities across the city.

  • World-famous attractions
    Sydney is built around the world-famous harbour, home to the UNESCO-listed Sydney Opera House. You can see spectacular views of the city and out to sea, talk a short walk to the beautiful Botanic Gardens and enjoy everything the Harbourside has to offer. In the nearby CBD, you'll find larger galleries and museums, including Hyde Park Barracks Museum and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and enjoy shopping at The Rocks and The Strand Arcade.

  • Unique neighbourhoods
    Sydney is comprised of 32 neighbourhoods, known as inner city suburbs. Each area has it's own distinct character and attractions, from fashionable and creative hubs like Surry Hills and Paddington, to waterfront areas like Elizabeth Bay and Potts Point. CSU Study Centre is located in Darlinghurst, close to the CBD, and home to many exciting international restaurants, galleries and independent boutiques.

  • Activities
    The beaches in Bondi and Manly are loved by Sydneysiders and visitors alike. Enjoy unbeatable views over the Pacific Ocean while you spend time with friends, try your hand at surfing or indulge in a typical Aussie barbecue. Sydney is only a short distance from some of Australia's most loved national parks, including the Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boys and Nattai, where you can enjoy nature walks, hikes and watch the country's iconic wildlife.

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