Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and Australia’s second oldest established capital city, behind Sydney. It has a population of around 210,000 people and is on Australia’s only island state, with the city situated about 500 km south of Australian mainland’s most southern point, which is just below Melbourne.
Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world-class activities and attractions nearby. Nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet has called Hobart one of the top ten spots to visit in the world right now.
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.
With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.
Hobart has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. The warmest months, January and February, are also the driest. It’s often cool and cloudy in Hobart, but this doesn’t prevent a lot of outdoor activity. The city itself, while exposed to the southerly winds from the Antarctic, is protected by Mt Wellington from the worst westerly weather, and to some extent by Mt Nelson in the south. Sports and other outdoor activities are possible at all times of the year. More detalis: http://www.discoverhobart.com/hobart
Some of its climatic averages:
Mean summer maximum temperature – 21.1°C
Mean summer minimum temperature – 11.9°C
Mean winter maximum temperature – 12.5°C
Mean winter minimum temperature – 5.4°C
Mean annual rainfall – 628mm
Wettest month on average – October, 63mm
Driest month on average – February, 40mm
Most public transport within the city is via an extensive network of public and private bus services. The main arterial routes within the urban area are the Brooker Highway to Glenorchy and the northern suburbs, the Tasman Bridge and Bowen Bridge across the river to Rosny and the Eastern Shore, and the Southern Outlet Road south to Kingston and the Channel.
Leaving the city, motorists can travel the Lyell Highway to the west coast; Midlands Highway to Launceston and the north; Tasman Highway to the east coast, or the Huon Highway to the far south. Hobart is serviced by Hobart International Airport, and the smaller Cambridge Aerodrome (which mainly serves small charter airlines offering local tourist flights).
Why Choose Hobart
Tasmania is proud of its excellence in education and teaching, with a curriculum focussed on preparing students for success in higher education. Our program is focussed on building academic strengths as well as personal development, critical thinking, creative thinking and developing communication capabilities.
The lower proportion of international students in Tasmanian classes equals an excellent opportunity to build your English language skills and make Australian friends.
Tasmania has a lower cost of living than most other regions of Australia, with some of the lowest average weekly costs for students in the country. The tuition fees in Tasmania are much more competitive than other cities across Australia. More details: https://study.tas.gov.au
According to the data from the Department of Home Affair, the average cost of a primary student visa applicant is 21,041 AUD in 2018-2019.
The cost of an additional spuse or defacto partner will be 7,362 AUD on top of the primary visa applicant. The cost of a dependent child is 3,152 AUD each year.
Average costs of oversea students:*
accommodation: $130-$350 per week
bond in advanced: 4 weeks rent
Utility bills (electricity, gas, water): $30-$50 per week
Bus and train: $20-$50 per week
Mobile phone cost:$20-$50 per month
Fast food and take away food: $6-$25 per meal/per person
Milk (1 litre): $1.5-2&
Rice (1 kg): $2-$4
*Costs depend on your “style” of life, the number given above is the average number of an international student’s cost, and it also depends on the distance of travel, reginal price differences and the restaurant/supermarket differences.
Options of Accommodation
WSC does not provide accommodation directly to prospective students, but we do support our overseas students in regard to their accommodation. If you need information and support for accommodation in Sydney, please contact our friendly student services staff by sending us an email or give us a call at least 21 days before you arrive in Australia. Options of accommodation available for International Students include:
– Home Stay
– Rental Property
– Student Apartments