Welcome to Australian Homestay Network Sydney!
Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.
Studying in Sydney
- University of New South Wales
- UNSW Global
- University of Sydney
- Macquarie University
- University of Technology SydneyWe’re here to make sure you have the best homestay experience possible. Our team lives in Sydney, so we know the city well, and can provide you with advice about the local area, community events and public transport options.
Video supplied by StudyNSW, NSW Department of Industry
Places to Visit
- Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. Spanning the city centre to the North Shore, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a wide steel arch bridge known for its beauty as well as function, providing a crossing for cars, trains, bikes and pedestrians. While the more daring can do the BridgeClimb to the top of the structure, opened to traffic in 1932, anyone can enjoy a walk for free.
- Art Gallery of New South Wales. One of Australia’s leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each year. Located 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre, with impressive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Open daily, free general admission. Late opening Wednesdays until 9pm with free talks, films, live music and more.
- Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. A cliff top coastal walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways
- Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, (October – November)
- Summer in the Parks Program (December, January and February)
Sydney: Annual Weather Averages. January is the hottest month in Sydney with an average temperature of 23°C (73°F) and the coldest is July at 13°C (55°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in December. The wettest month is March with an average of 164mm of rain.
Cost of Living
Rent per month – city centre
(1 bedroom apartment)
Rent per month – outside city centre
(1 bedroom apartment)
One-way ticket on public transport
McMeal/combo meal at McDonald’s
330ml bottle of Coca-Cola
Regular cup of coffee
You can also use the Insider Guides Cost of Living Calculator to estimate living expenses in cities around Australia.