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    The Capital of Australia, it is the federal capital of the commonwealth of Australia. It is to the Southwest of Sydney which is about 240 km (250) miles stretching over some land of the Australian Capital, in Australia’s south east. 

    Because of mountain ranges and reserves of nature extending for so long, it is known for the name of the Bush Capital, besides being the capital city of Australia.

    814.2 square kilometres (314.4 sq mi) is the area of Canberra hosting a population estimated at about 431,380 referring to June’ statistics 2020 . The ethnics are divided into Asian, European combining the main constituents of population in addition to other minorities 

    As Canberra is set naturally between Sydney and Melbourne, it was considered the capital of Australia. There was a competition between Sydney and Melbourne, and the competition was enraged to have been the capital of the country, but Canberra was the winner at last to have won the race for being the capital because of the reason mentioned.


    Living Expenses

    An international student needs to have weekly at least $500 a week for accommodation, food, different services and entertainments. But real costs depend on each student’s varying styles.

    With respect to supporting families, the family is in bad need to be supported at high cost, thus you have to be certain that you are able to back your family financially in having sufficient monetary fund.

    The cost of travelling to and from Australia, international health coverage for the family, accommodation costs added will compel you to having a bigger living place, multiple living expenses for food, clothes, fees of transportation and other human affairs which are surely necessary.

    Your children brought with you are in need of childcare, schooling and these add more additional expenses if they are not exempted. For more details, please visit the:

    ACT Government Education and Training Directorate

    For school fees just visit:

    school fees

    Initial establishment cost

    Australian Dollars 

    Rental bond

    $720- $980

    2 weeks rent in advance

    $360- $490

    Electricity, gas & telephone

    $260 - $510

    Household items (furniture, linen etc.)

    $620 - $660

    Approximate total cost

    $1,960 - $2,640

    Average weekly living expenses in Canberra


    Accommodation (per week)

    $180 (sharing) - $324 (self-catered College)


    $103 - $167



    Phone and internet/other bills

    $25 - $50

    Electricity & gas


    Stationery, postage


    Average Expenditure

    $431 per week

    Other costs


    Text books

    $1,320 per annum


    $200 - $280 per 6 months


    $15 - $75 per month


    $60 - $100 per 6 months

    Doctor's (GP) consultation fee

    $50 - $70 per month

    Infant childcare

    $132 - $147 per day

    Please note that the costs indicated above are not fixed and may vary based on student's lifestyle and accommodation arrangement.


     The Culture in Canberra

    Canberra has a lot of galleries and museums house living collections having national and international works which make people live the taste and inspiration of the place: the local art scene of creativity encompassing both the growth and reproduction of districts being drawn by new Canberrans has made the Australia’s capital city a very distinguished culture noticed by locals and foreigners at the same time.

    You can either discover about the city by using a bicycle, the van shuttle, which is found near cultural attractions, or on foot for those who like to venture.


    Weather and Environment

    The temperatures on average in Canberra vary from 13 – 28 0c (55 – 81 F) during summer days, so the weather is mild in being almost warm and dry; while in winter the temperatures are cool and the rain is nonstop for the whole winter. The nature of Canberra is engulfed by vast green areas, and wild bush territories giving it a wide beautiful and impressive green coverage.  


    Work in Canberra

    International students can work up to 40 hours each 15 days to support themselves while studying, as the government will make use of some talented and good international students. So, international students have the opportunity to get some much – needed money.

    Canberra’s local government plans to give priority to international students who are in urgent need. The$20 million jobs for Canberrans’ fund will save a number of employment chances as of today till June 2021.

    A senior official said,” Every university is already offering some sort of support while many have established hardship funds for both Australian and international students”. The support includes:

    • “Cash grants to cover immediate essential living costs including accommodation, food and travel;
    • Free meals through on-campus accommodation providers and food vouchers; and
    •  Free or low-cost IT equipment and data packages to allow students to continue studying online”.

    Those based in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory)and seeking short term/casual employment are encouraged to check their eligibility and register their interest via the  Casual Jobs Register.

    Canberra’s districts

    The districts of Canberra are divided into eight:  Belconnen, Gungahlin, Molonglo Valley, North Canberra, South Canberra, Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and Wooden Valley which are 

    The Universities in Canberra

    There are many universities you can find in Canberra, the popular ones of which are: The University of Canberra (UC) and Australian National University (ANU)responsible for different changes lately.

    Universities in Canberra / Australia

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