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Live in South Australia

Often known as the ‘Festival State,’ South Australia always gives you something to sink your teeth into and whether it’s a great drop of wine from the Barossa, McLaren Vale or Coonawarra wineries or fresh, local food from the Adelaide Central Market, there’s something for everyone in this State. The State’s capital Adelaide is home to just over 1.3 million residents and offers a bustling city centre set to the backdrop of the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges.

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South Australia is world-renowned as a producer of great quality wines and the State is littered with world-class wineries. Stretching out from the capital, Adelaide, regions include Barossa, Clare Valley, Limestone Coast, the Riverland and many more, so if you are a wine lover make sure you take the time to sample a glass or two.


Two of the big festivals to watch out for are the Fringe Festival and Adelaide Festival of Arts, with the Adelaide Festival Centre proving to be a great home for festivals throughout the year.


The Nightlife in Adelaide is not to be missed. There are plenty of bars, clubs and late night establishments to explore and experience while you search for your favourite. For something a little different, try the Fumo Blue Cocktail Lounge, or head to the Shotz Pool Lounge to really relax and escape the mayhem. If you want to be in the thick of it, Red Square Bar and Lounge is where the party starts and ends, right in the heart of Adelaide.

South Australia Attractions

nature and wildlife at its very best

Kangaroo Island

The third largest island in Australia, Kangaroo Island has a strong focus on agriculture and tourism as its main industries with a southern rock lobster fishery also on the island. Covered in nature reserves to protect the natural vegetation and native animals that live there, Kangaroo Island provides a great location for a weekend escape.

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While Adelaide has plenty to keep you going once you finish work for the day or week, don’t limit yourself to just the city. There are many towns and places to visit in the State that prove just how good the food and drink in this part of the country is. Wineries in the Barossa region are a must-visit but if you do stay in the city, try food from the Central Market.

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Education is compulsory for everyone between the ages of 6 and 17
A number of colleges and 6 universities

There are three public universities in South Australia; the University of Adelaide, Flinders University of South Australia and the University of South Australia. All three have been listed in the top 400 universities in the world previously while the University of Adelaide is the third oldest in the country and the University of South Australia is the largest in the State.

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The Royal Adelaide Hospital is the biggest in the city and is bordered by both the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. It is also used for teaching purposes and undergoes regular developments and refurbishments to keep up the State’s reputation as a modern healthcare provider. The Royal Flying Doctor Service also operates in the northern areas of South Australia, providing services and access to treatment to rural and remote areas.

South Australia Attractions

one of Australia's oldest wine regions

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is a major wine producing region and tourist attraction. Creating wine since 1842, the region is steeped in history – and every piece of this history goes towards creating the award-winning wine that we see from the region today, with the Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling leading the way.

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Adelaide, and South Australia in general, offers good value for the cost of living. While the State is not as high profile as bigger cities such as Melbourne and Sydney, and their respective States, this plays to your advantage with lower costs and the same great quality of living.

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South Australia’s biggest industries are healthcare and social services and there are a number of employment and career options in these sectors throughout the State but especially in the capital, Adelaide. South Australia is also famous for food and wine, and there are plenty of jobs in these fields as well as retail, manufacturing and the defence industry.

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