South Australia is known as the wine and festival capital of Australia. South Australia’s world renowned wine regions account for 70% of wine exported from Australia. The capital, Adelaide, is an elegant city offering an easy-living lifestyle whilst providing all the buzz of big city living without the big city expenses. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, great shopping and a huge variety of street cafes and restaurants. Add to this a wonderful Mediterranean style climate and you have the perfect study destination.

A Few Facts
Area: .......................................................................... 983,482 km²
State Capital: .................................................................... Adelaide
Metro Population: ........................................................... 1,264,100
State-wide Population: ..................................................... 1,639,600
Coastline: ........................................................................3,816 km
Time Zone: ...........GMT +9.5 hours, daylight saving time is observed
Phone Dialling Code: ...............................................................+618
Average Daily January (Summer) Temperature: ..................... 29.2°C
Average Daily July (Winter) Temperature: .............................. 15.3°C
Distance of Airport to CBD: .......................................................6 km
Driving a Vehicle: ....................................... www.transport.sa.gov.au
Public Transport Services: ...................... www.adelaidemetro.com.au
State Tourism Website: ............................... www.southaustralia.com
State Education Website: ............................ www.studyadelaide.com

Public Holidays for 2015
New Year’s Day............................................... Thursday 1st January
Australia Day .................................................Monday 26th January
Adelaide Cup Day.............................................. Monday 9th March
Good Friday .............................................................Friday 3rd April
Easter Saturday ...................................................Saturday 4th April
Easter Monday...................................................... Monday 6th April
Anzac Day .........................................................Saturday 25th April
Queen’s Birthday.................................................. Monday 8th June
Labour Day ......................................................Monday 5th October
Christmas Day.............................................. Friday 25th December
Boxing Day................................................ Monday 28th December

Government School Term Dates for 2015
Term 1: ....................................................27th January - 10th April
Term 2: ............................................................27th April - 3rd July
Term 3: ................................................ 20th July - 25th September
Term 4: ........................................... 12th October - 11th December

Shopping Hours
Trading hours are generally Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm. There’s late night shopping in Adelaide city stores every Friday until 9.00pm and at Adelaide suburban stores every Thursday until 9.00pm.