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    Study in Townsville

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    About

    Overview 

    Townsville is the unofficial capital of North Queensland.

    The administrative offices which are in the city are related to government, community and main business connected to northern half of the state.

    The city is known for its industrial activities, and it is said to be the major centre in this regard, in having zinc refineries, nickel refinery and lots of other facilities believed to be the largest worldwide.

    The operations are underway in the port of Townsville in a bid to enlarge the channel to allow for much larger goods and passenger ships to pass so that locals can benefit from the port to a high level. This port is essential as it is very close to Asia and major businesses like China.

    Townsville was named in his honour, Robert Towns, when he paid a visit to the city in 1866, and approved to offer ongoing financial assistance to the modern settlement.

    Living

    Living Expenses

    A student in Townsville has to have AUS$2,800 for different expenses without rent each month. Townsville is believed to be moderate in living expenses when it is compared with large cities in Australia.

     Living Expenses in AUS$

    Food             

    18

    Basic lunchtime with a drink in a business area

    11

    Combo meal in fast food restaurant(big)

    4.73

    Boneless chicken breast – 500g

    1.37

    1 litre of fat milk

    5.06

    12 eggs, large

    4.11

    1kg of tomatoes

    6

    Local cheese – 500g

    4.07

    1kg of apples

    4.50

    1 kg of potatoes

    4.61

    Domestic beer 0.5

    15

    1 bottle of red table wine, good quality

    3.01

    2 litres of cola

    2.08

    Bread for two people for one day

     

    Housing

    2,170

    85m2 – monthly rent, furnished in expensive area

    1,571

    85m2 – monthly rent, furnished in normal area

    135

    Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas...)85m2 for two people, flat

    1,398

    45m studio – monthly rent, furnished in expensive area

    894

    45m2  studio– monthly rent, furnished in normal area

    188

    Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity...)for 1 person in 45m2

    57

    Internet 8 mbps - 1 month

    533

    40 flat screen TV

    230

    Microwave 800 / 900 W good brand

    14

    Laundry detergent- 3 l

    22

    Cleaning help for each hour

     

    Clothes

    48

    1pair jeans – levis 501 -

    42

    A summer dress from Zara store

    140

    Sport shoes – good quality -

    104

    Leather business shoes

     

    Transportation

    26,423

    Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv, with no extras

    1.45

    1 gallon of gas

    59

    Monthly public transport ticket

    22

    Tax trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km – 5m

     

    Personal Care

    9

    Cold medicine for 6 days – frenadol, Tylenol... -

    13

    Box of antibiotics – 12 doses

    68

    A visit to a private doctor – 15 minutes -

    8

    A box of tampons

    4.68

    Deodorant, roll – on 50 ml

    6

    Hair shampoo – 400 ml

    2.74

    4 rolls of toilet paper

    3.13

    Tube of toothpaste

    25

    Men’s haircut in expat area of the city

     

    Entertainment

    48

    Basic dinner out for two in a neighborhood pub

    28

    2 tickets to the movies

    86

    2 tickets to the theatre-  best available seats

    88

    Dinner, basic for two in an Italian restaurant in the expat area

    13

    Cocktail drink in downtown club

    4.47

    Cappuccino in expat area of the city

    6

    1 beer in a neighborhood pub – 500 ml

    696

    I pad wi – fi 128 gb

    1

    1 min prepaid mobile tariff

    53

    Monthly gym membership in a business district

    20

    A package of Marlboro cigarettes

    Culture

    The Culture in Townsville

    The city of Townsville has dynamic arts and lots of culture community: live theatres showing live performance from local, national and international artists, in addition to two galleries displaying exhibitions from local as well as travelling exhibitions all of which are related to council’s various venues held through the district.

    Weather

    Weather and Environment

    In winter (May to October) the climate is warm and dry; while in summer (November to April) the climate is wet and mild. So it has a dry tropical climate: Winter months are warm and moderate, with temperatures in between25 – 30oC.

    Townsville is a coastal region which is vigil embracing nice beach towns, rainforests, and far away rugged terrains. Townsville has eight natural wonders you should visit and enjoy: National Park, Walla man Falls, Castle Hill, Paluma, Tyto Wetlands and Magnetic Island.

    Working

    Work in Townsville

    To land your dream job in Townsville, There are lots of career networks to help you in bearing your living expenses. There are a range of part-time jobs for international students; just you should follow the procedures below:

    Hand in your resume to the manager in a business area, and you can discuss this issue with your education provider for any paid work available like student Ambassadors. Be always alert to find out about the notes on the notice boards in local shopping centres or society centres, in addition to finding other information to help you work during times of studying at the Australian Government Studying in Australia. Firstly and more importantly is to know your rights while working in Australia- visit the: Fair Work Australia Website.

    Be aware that you are permissible to work up to 40 hours during studying when committing to full time study in one of Townsville’s universities, and for unlimited hours in times of university’s study breaks and local holidays.

    Districts of Townsville

    Townsville City combines the districts of Aitkenvale, Alice River, Alligator Creek, Annandale, Arcadia, Bal gal Beach, Barringha, Beach Holm, Belgian Gardens, Black River, Blue Hills, Blue water, Blue water Park, Bohle, Bohle Plains, Brook hill, Bur dell, Bush land Beach, Calcium, Cape Cleveland, Castle Hill and Clement.

    The universities in Townsville

    • CQ University, Australia, having a number of campuses and distance Education University based in Rockhampton.
    • James Cook University: It has multiple campuses. The university is set in the north-east where the climate is warm and humid.

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