About Hobart

About Australia

Living in Hobart

Up-to-date and more detailed information about overseas students studying and living in Australia is available at the following website https://www.migration.tas.gov.au. This website is established and maintained by the Tasmania government.

Tasmania is a remarkably liveable place – offering rewarding career opportunities, an inspiring lifestyle and vibrant, welcoming communities. Balancing work, family life and recreation is easier in small cities with affordable housing, great schools and short commute times.

Just imagine living in a place where your kids can safely enjoy the outdoors, where you can surf in the morning and hike in the afternoon, and where arts, sport and culture flourish.

With a world class urban environment, mild climate, an innovative business community and open spaces within easy reach, Tasmania is a place where you can really live.


Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and Australia’s second oldest established capital city, behind Sydney. It has a population of around 210,000 people and is on Australia’s only island state, with the city situated about 500 km south of Australian mainland’s most southern point, which is just below Melbourne.
Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world-class activities and attractions nearby. Nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet has called Hobart one of the top ten spots to visit in the world right now.

Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.

With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.


Hobart has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. The warmest months, January and February, are also the driest. It's often cool and cloudy in Hobart, but this doesn't prevent a lot of outdoor activity. The city itself, while exposed to the southerly winds from the Antarctic, is protected by Mt Wellington from the worst westerly weather, and to some extent by Mt Nelson in the south. Sports and other outdoor activities are possible at all times of the year. More detalis: http://www.discoverhobart.com/hobart
Some of its climatic averages:

Mean summer maximum temperature - 21.1°C
Mean summer minimum temperature - 11.9°C
Mean winter maximum temperature - 12.5°C
Mean winter minimum temperature - 5.4°C
Mean annual rainfall - 628mm
Wettest month on average - October, 63mm
Driest month on average - February, 40mm

Study in Tasmania

Tasmania is a modern, vibrant and unique place to live and study. Our region offers an affordable alternative to Australian education and is very easy to get around – there are no traffic jams and pollution for students travelling from their home to classes, restaurants and shops.By choosing Tasmania you will experience an Australian study destination with fewer international students than other Australian regions. This means that your English Language skills will improve quickly and you will have fantastic opportunities to meet local friends. Tasmanian is a safe and secure destination; our students walk freely in the evenings.

Tasmania offers a different kind of educational choice, with unique and inspiring lifestyle and study options. Tasmania is safe and accessible with vibrant, modern cities based on historic European architecture. With world quality educational institutions and a lifestyle second to none, Tasmania has everything you need to achieve the educational outcomes you deserve. All you need to do is think a little differently. More detalis: https://www.studynet.com.au/life-in-australia/study-in-tasmania


Tasmania has come out of its end-of-the-earth mode and joined the rest of Australia in becoming a gourmet's heaven. The superb fresh ingredients, especially seafood, mean sumptuous dishes of extraordinary quality. Be prepared for oysters, crab, crayfish, salmon, and trout, both from the sea and from farms throughout the state. It's not always cheap, but the quality and rarity of ingredients are worth the expense.

Hobart's restaurants range from upmarket silver service to takeaways and cafés. They are scattered throughout Hobart and the suburbs on both sides of the river, but also concentrated in two areas: one around Sullivans Cove and the historic centre, and the other in North Hobart's Elizabeth Street, which is more international and cosmopolitan. Both areas offer a wide variety of culinary experiences, especially local Tasmanian seafood and fresh produce.


Most public transport within the city is via an extensive network of public and private bus services. The main arterial routes within the urban area are the Brooker Highway to Glenorchy and the northern suburbs, the Tasman Bridge and Bowen Bridge across the river to Rosny and the Eastern Shore, and the Southern Outlet Road south to Kingston and the Channel.

Leaving the city, motorists can travel the Lyell Highway to the west coast; Midlands Highway to Launceston and the north; Tasman Highway to the east coast, or the Huon Highway to the far south. Hobart is serviced by Hobart International Airport, and the smaller Cambridge Aerodrome (which mainly serves small charter airlines offering local tourist flights).

From Metro Tasmania


Hobart is internationally famous among the yachting fraternity as the finish of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day). The arrival of the yachts is celebrated as part of the Hobart Summer Festival, a food and wine festival beginning just after Christmas and ending in mid January. Hobart is the finish point of the Targa Tasmania rally car event held annually in April.


Due to Tasmania's heavily distributed population, most Hobart sporting teams in national competitions are statewide teams. These include the Tasmanian Tigers cricket team, which plays home games at Bellerive Oval on the eastern shore. Despite Australian rules football's huge popularity in the state, Tasmania does not have a team in the Australian Football League. Some AFL teams play scheduled games at Aurora Stadium (at York Park in Launceston) and Blundstone Arena (Bellerive, Hobart). Unfortunately Tasmania's small population and low sponsorship potential have resulting in the state not being represented in some sports. More details: http://www.visithobartaustralia.com.au

  • Make it to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
  • Port Arthur Historic Site Ghost Tour
  • Get the perfect Instagram shot at Wineglass Bay
  • Boat it to Bruny Island
  • Wander through fields of purple
  • Hike around Cradle Mountain
  • More details: https://www.discovertasmania.com.au

Tasmania welcomes overseas students

Every international student has access to a full range of support services including contact with dedicated student advisors and free English language support. Tasmania’s friendly and safe reputation is important to us. Our programs are well resourced with dedicated teachers to uphold our reputation of being safe and supportive.

Why Choose Hobart

Tasmania is proud of its excellence in education and teaching, with a curriculum focussed on preparing students for success in higher education. Our program is focussed on building academic strengths as well as personal development, critical thinking, creative thinking and developing communication capabilities.
The lower proportion of international students in Tasmanian classes equals an excellent opportunity to build your English language skills and make Australian friends.
Tasmania has a lower cost of living than most other regions of Australia, with some of the lowest average weekly costs for students in the country. The tuition fees in Tasmania are much more competitive than other cities across Australia. More details: https://study.tas.gov.au