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Study in Canberra

The true capital of Australia, Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city. Canberra was founded when Australia became an independent country. The site for Canberra was chosen due to its proximity to both Sydney and Melbourne. It is located near Lake Eyre, one of the worlds largest salt lakes.

 

The many treasures Canberra and its surrounding region make it a good base for exploring. See its natural wonders, historic townships, famous Snowy Mountains and beautiful coastlines. Canberra also offers a range of culture with a lively entertainment scene, including its cinema and theatres.

Study in Canberra

Should I live in Canberra?

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Where should you live in Canberra​?

  •  Yarralumla – Inner Suburb

This large, leafy inner suburb is home to a shopping centre, restaurants, a park with a swimming area and barbecue amenities, and plenty more.

It also offers a primary school and childcare centre and is known as a quiet and safe suburb, making Yarralumla a great spot for young families. 

  • Macgregor – West Camberra

While sleepy Macgregor doesn’t offer much in terms of nightlife, shopping or dining out, it’s got plenty of outdoor amenities to enjoy, including paths for cycling and walking, playground equipment, and barbecue facilities. Most of the suburb offers decent views of the city skyline.

Housing estate ‘New Macgregor’ is home to modern residences available to buy or rent. 

  • Lyneham – North Camberra

Hip and vibrant Lyneham is filled with character, with old heritage homes and modern townhouses. Featuring streets dotted by lush trees and plenty of nature parks and bushland, Lyneham is your city escape, just minutes to the CBD.

It offers plenty of dining options with a thriving café culture, along with convenient schools and childcare.

  • Kambah – Sourh Camberra

The largest suburb in Canberra, Kambah is a delightfully surprising mixed bag of features and amenities to suit most lifestyles.

From schools and churches to Kambah Pool, a popular swimming and fishing hole, Kambah has all the excitement of city life along with the beauty of nature.

Dining Scene

Foodies love Canberra – and for good reason. Whether you fancy yourself a café connoisseur, a street food aficionado or a seasoned wine-and-diner, Australia’s capital has something to suit every food craving.

Culture in Canberra

Australia’s capital doesn’t disappoint when it comes to its arts and culture scene. Hosting exciting up-and-coming local artists and world-renowned acts, Canberra sure knows how to put on a show.

Climate

Canberra experiences 4 distinctive seasons, with warm, dry summers and crisp, cool winters. Be prepared with our information on temperature and rainfall so you’re not caught out.

Getting around

Driving around Canberra is generally stress-free (plenty of parking and no tollways to worry about) and a great way to see the city. But if you’d prefer to save on petrol money and spend your commute catching up on emails, Canberra’s public transport is a great way to get where you need to go.

Your study options

ELICOS

The initial step to learning English is through a basic General English program. This is an easy going and dynamic way of learning. This course will lead you through the main 4 elements of the language such as speaking and reading.

Professional Courses

Vocational courses (VET) offer students the opportunity to learn occupational skills ranging from Hospitality, Project Management, Business, sports and Fitness, etc., and that usually include work experience.

Higher Education

Australian universities have a great reputation worldwide, so having the opportunity to study higher education in a country like Australia can be a decision that will impact the rest of your professional future.

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