Life In Australia
Introduction to Australia
Australia is the world’s biggest island covering 7.69 million square kilometres of land.
Australia has six states and two territories.
|New South Wales (NSW)||Sydney|
|South Australia (SA)||Adelaide|
|Western Australia (WA)||Perth|
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)||Canberra|
|Northern Territory (NT)||Darwin|
Canberra, located in Australian Capital Territory, is Australia’s capital.
Australian weather is unpredictable, and it varies in different parts of the continent. Temperature changes from cool winters with mountain snow to heatwaves in summer.
There are tropical regions in the north of Australia and deserts in the centre.
Population of Australia
The population of Australia is approximately 26 million; it is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern end. In terms of area, Australia is the world’s sixth-largest nation. Most of the land is not suitable for agriculture and only 6% of the land can be used for agriculture.
Cost of living in Australia
The cost of living in Australia is relatively high; therefore, international students need to demonstrate their ability and sufficient funds to afford living in Australia.
Students must demonstrate sufficient funds to support themself and their accompanying family members expenses during their stay in Australia.
Working in Australia
Student visa holders are eligible to work 40 hours per fortnight. The same rule applies to the family members of the student in Australia.
During recognised vacation periods, students can, however, work full-time. For more information, please visit the Deparment of Home Affairs website.