South Australia (SA) & Adelaide
The fourth largest of Australia’s six States and two Territories, South Australia is a sophisticated, modern, stylish and affordable place to live, work and study. It has a population of 1.4 million with more than 1.1 million residing in the capital city of Adelaide.
South Australia’s climate is Mediterranean with a hot, dry summer; a mild autumn; a cool, wet winter; and a mild spring, with most rain falling between May and August. While 75% of the state is dry and semi-desert, the south-east of the state is home to rich farming and grazing land plus the famous Barossa Valley region producing some of Australia’s best food and wine.
Adelaide has all the characteristics of a major urban centre with both modern and classical architecture, a bustling retail hub and a multi-cultural population. The city’s Mediterranean climate is perfect for people who enjoy outdoor, healthy, vibrant lifestyles with residents enjoying clean, sandy beaches and scenic hills, both about 30 minutes drive from the city centre. Adelaide’s average summer temperatures range between 17°C – 29°C and average winter temperatures range between 7°C – 16°C.
For more information about Adelaide and surrounding area, view the SA - Fact sheet (pdf 197kb or rtf 2.16mb) and/or visit the South Australian government website.