Wondering which city is best to live, study and work in Australia?

Read on for some of the best cities to study and live in Australia. They are all unique and beautiful, so it's up to you to find the one that best suits your goals!


Sydney is Australia's most populated city and is the capital of the state of New South Wales with over 5 million citizens.

There is always something to do, from exploring the city's skyline to surfing the beaches of Bondi or playing sports in the many parks. Probably Australia's most famous city, it is the picture of THE CITY. Hip lifestyle, cosmopolitan population and iconic monuments.

Sydney attracts students and young professionals for its many opportunities and its mild year-round climate.

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Voted the world's most liveable city seven years running, Melbourne is Australia's second largest city.

Possibly Australia's most multicultural and open-minded city, Melbourne attracts young people from around the world. It is a cultural hub, with street art, museums with international exhibitions, concert halls and festivals of all kinds. Finally, the restaurants with original and unique concepts, hipster cafes, hidden bars or rooftops will delight the most epicurean.

Whether it's near St Kilda beach, along the Yarra River or in the hipster neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Brunswick, you'll be spoilt for choice! You'll love Melbourne if you don't mind its capricious climate.


Brisbane is Australia's third largest city. With a booming economy and an attractive location (close to the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast surfing paradise) you'll find sunshine, a vibrant life, and a relaxed atmosphere.

The no-stress locals are pleasant to live with. It's a good compromise between the big city and a city on a human scale, where riverside gardens, art, design and music are also part of the landscape... as well as the famous artificial swimming pools, because the beaches are quite far from the city.


Perth is the outsider of the country! Less known than Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane, it is definitely the least polluted and the sunniest.

Facing the Indian Ocean, it is the only big city on the west coast, capital of the state of Western Australia, but also the most isolated city in the world.

Urban life and wildlife coexist in harmony in Perth, which also benefits from the strongest economic development after Sydney! A more natural lifestyle with beautiful beaches and Australian authenticity.

What about other cities?

Australian City Canberra


Contrary to what many people think, it is not Sydney but Canberra that is the capital of Australia. So why is it less known? Probably because of its image as an "administrative" city, but especially because of its location! Indeed, far from the coast, it is often shunned by travellers who prefer the east of the country.

And yet, Canberra remains a modern city and rich in terms of architecture with its cultural and federal buildings (embassy, parliament, national library)! If you like art, museums (National Gallery of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Australian Academy of Sciences) and beautiful buildings, this city could charm you! If you are here, you can also take time to walk in the many parks of the city, in the botanical garden or even go canoeing or pedal boating on its lake (Burley Griffin).

Finally, several festivals are also organised throughout the year, a good opportunity to discover the city in a different atmosphere!

Australian City Darwin


Darwin, the youngest city in Australia, is so because of its creation date and its atmosphere! Indeed, known as a place of celebration and animation, you will be able to attend many festivals, but also stroll on the night markets that line its beaches.

In terms of local gastronomy, you won't be left out either! If you like to experiment with new flavours, kangaroo and crocodile will be on the menu, as well as Asian-influenced dishes (the city's close proximity to Asia)!

As for the nature side, you can play it cool with a little fishing or more extreme with the visit of the Crocosaurus Cove (where you can observe the crocodiles directly in their natural habitat with the help of a special cage).

Nature lovers will also find their happiness in the Kakadu National Park, only 2 hours away. Finally, for your nightlife in Darwin, we recommend Michell Street or the Mindilbeach Casino.

Australian City Adelaide


Adelaide is the fifth largest city in the country and the coastal capital of the state of South Australia.

Known as a quiet and not very lively city, it was for a long time shunned by backpackers who preferred Melbourne, a few hours away. However, over the years, Adelaide has gradually changed its face and now boasts a new dynamic!

With its green spaces and national parks, its picturesque beauty, its bars, and above all its many world-renowned festivals (Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide and the Adelaide Fringe) it has nothing to envy to other Australian cities.

Australian City Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Unusual because of its unique geographical location in the middle of the Australian desert, Alice Spring is undoubtedly the most authentic big town in the country! Surrounded by the MacDonnell Ranges (Australian mountain ranges), the history of the Aboriginal culture is strongly present! If you want to discover the country's outback, this is the ideal place to get a complete change of scenery and to access the wonders of the Red Centre (Uluru- Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, the Simpson Desert, the McDonnell Ranges)

Australian town Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Between New South Wales and Queensland, Byron Bay is the city of surfing and bohemian attitude! Its miles of beach, its rocks, its lighthouse, and its streets give off a unique atmosphere (both fun and peaceful!). A true reflection of the hippie culture, it is the ideal place to take a break and chill out!

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