Adelaide is the vibrant capital city of South Australia with an estimated population of 1.38 million people.

Adelaide has been ranked the third most liveable city in the world and the most liveable city in Australia by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2021, and it’s easy to see why. Amazing weather, affordable living costs, a quick commute, world-class facilities, education and entertainment are just some of the reasons you’ll love living here.

Climate

Bask in South Australia’s sunshine with our Mediterranean climate consisting of warm, dry summers and mild winters. For more information about seasonal weather, visit the South Australia website.

Cost of Living

As one of the more affordable places to live and work in Australia, your money will go further in South Australia. Affordable housing means that more than two-thirds of South Australians own their homes, and rental prices are some of the lowest in the country.

Adelaide is also one of the most cost-competitive markets for setting up business and leasing office space.

Commute

Adelaide commuters spend 20 minutes less in traffic on average per day compared to Melbourne and Sydney.

Healthcare and Medical Research

South Australia is home to a world-class public healthcare system with state-of-the-art facilities and a long history, and exciting future, of excellence in health and medical research.

Located in Adelaide City Centre, the Royal Adelaide Hospital is South Australia’s flagship hospital providing a comprehensive range of the most complex clinical care to around 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients each year. It is co-located with the Southern Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in the largest health and medical research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere, Adelaide BioMed City.

Joining this significant healthcare hub will be our new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, to be built next to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, ensuring South Australian families have access to the most advanced hospital care, technology and medical research. Building this hospital next to the Royal Adelaide Hospital will give women direct access to adult clinical support and provide access to the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s helipad, significantly reducing the risk of transferring maternity, paediatric and neonatal emergencies.

Education

South Australia has a world-class education system for students from pre-school to post-graduate level.

There are approximately 200 government, independent and Catholic schools for pre-school, primary school and secondary schooling. Our schools provide high quality education and internationally recognised qualifications with pathways to tertiary education, all in a supportive, safe and caring environment. For more information about South Australian schools, visit the South Australian Department for Education website.

Universities in Adelaide are ranked among the top 2% in the world. Carnegie Mellon, Cranfield University and the University College of London have chosen Adelaide as the base for their Asia Pacific campuses. For more information about university and higher education options in Adelaide, visit the Study Adelaide website.

Entertainment

Events

Known as the Festival State, South Australia is home to the second largest Fringe Festival in the world, behind Edinburgh. We also host a wide range of cultural and culinary festivals to celebrate our vibrant arts scene, multicultural communities and world-class food and wine.
South Australia also holds international and national sporting events and is home to the iconic Adelaide Oval.

Nature

Prefer to immerse yourself in nature? You can get to breathtaking beaches and hills made for hiking in a 20-minute drive from the Adelaide City Centre, which itself is surrounded by park lands – the city’s backyard.

Regional South Australia is also home to incredible natural beauties. From our stunning beaches to the red sand of the Outback, you’ll discover caves, mountains, rock formations, hiking trails, national parks, forests, rivers, lakes, and of course, our world-famous wildlife.

Food and Wine

South Australia has been named a Great Wine Capital of the World and is home to an all-star cast of world-famous chefs, winemakers, producers and one of the biggest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere – the Adelaide Central Market.

For more information about what you can see and do in South Australia, visit the South Australia Tourism website.