About Sydney

Sydney is a vibrant city with a population of 4 million, making it Australia’s largest city. It is nestled in the beautiful Sydney Harbour, known best for iconic landmarks the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Sydney has earned its reputation for being a fun, lively, safe and friendly city. It is home to people from 150 countries, contributing to a diverse cultural, dining, shopping, sporting and entertainment experience for students and tourists alike. 

Sydney is located on the east coast of Australia and is surrounded by stunning coastal scenery. There are 37 beaches along Sydney Metropolitan's coastline, including the two most famous beaches - Bondi and Manly. The majority of these beaches are within 30 minutes from the city centre by public transport. Sydney’s mild climate and coastal location provides its residents with a great indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Sydney's Entertainment and Creative Industries have also earned the city international recognition as an ideal filming location. It has contributed to the success of productions such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Superman Returns, Star Wars Episodes II and III, Mission Impossible II, Frost/Nixon and The Matrix Trilogy. Feature Bollywood production ‘From Sydney… with Love’ also began shooting in Sydney in 2011 and was released internationally in August 2012.


There are four distinct seasons: summer from December to February; autumn from March to May; winter from June to August and spring from September to November. Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year.

The temperature averages a warm 23 °C (72° F) in summer and around 13°C (55° F) in winter. Sydney is bathed in sunshine for around 342 days of the year and has an average annual rainfall of approximately 1220 millimetres (48 inches) contributing to its reputation for having a strong "beach culture".


There are a variety of safe and affordable transport options for getting around Sydney and include busses, ferries, light rail and train (with regular services operating within the city's underground rail network and throughout the suburbs).

Sydney's campus is directly accessible by light rail, underground train or bus. Taxis also provide an efficient way of crossing the city.

The key destination area for both rail and bus is 'Central'.  To view all transport routes to our Sydney campus, click here.

In relation to the Sydney campus, the Ferry Service is not the most direct option but does provide a convenient and picturesque way to travel to destinations such as Manly, Palm Beach and Taronga Zoo.