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LIVING IN ADELAIDE

It can be daunting settling into a new state once you have moved here.

You may or may not have connections already here. Adelaide Connected are here to provide you with some guidance and links to help get you started

FINDING WORK

On the hunt for a job? Our handy jobs section will help you find jobs currently being advertised.

Finding jobs that aren’t advertised can be tricker but building your own networks will help you uncover these opportunities as well. 

LinkedIn is an excellent way to look for corporate or senior jobs, with more than 11 million registered users in Australia and a dedicated jobs section where you can register for alerts in your area of interest.

Meeting with fellow professionals can be a great way to discover which companies are currently looking to expand or recruit. You can find a list of professional bodies here.

Volunteering is a great way to gain or develop new skills, knowledge and experience, improve employment prospects and to meet new people and make new acquaintances.

We recommend you visit Volunteering SA to learn more and register your interest in becoming a volunteer. This type of experience could lead to having a local reference on your CV, and or potential job opportunities. 

Finding a place to live

The most widely used practice for finding a rental property or buying property is from real estate websites, newspapers and agents.

Short term accommodation 

When looking to find accommodation in South Australia, there are many options available including short term or house-sharing offerings. The benefit of short-term accommodation is that you give yourself time to work out where you want to live as you familiarise yourself in a new city. 

There are websites available, so it is important to do your research to find something that suits your needs and budget. Some suggestions include: 

Long term housing

Searching for a rental house or an apartment requires you to consider many factors, for example, choosing a location that you like, that you can afford and that is close to all the amenities that you and your family may require such as schools, hospitals, shops, parks etc.

To access South Australia suburb profiles please visit: 

Living in the regions

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development South Australia is the peak body for the state’s eight Regional Development Australia (RDA) organisations. You will find a link to all regions through this site to learn more about our regions.

Regional Tourism

There are truly amazing experiences in region. click here to find more about our glorious state beyond the city.

EDUCATION

In South Australia, there are a range of early childhood care options available to support working parents.

There is a choice of government, private or community childcare services including registered childcare and early learning centres, family day care, out of school hours care, and kindergartens.

To search for a childcare centre near you please visit:

You may be eligible for financial assistance to help with the childcare and education costs. For more information please visit: 

In some areas of Adelaide there is a high demand for childcare, therefore you may experience limited availability. To maximise your chances of getting childcare, we recommend that you register as soon as possible after arrival at a number of childcare centres, as waiting lists may be very long.

In South Australia, it is compulsory for children to be in full-time schooling from the ages of
6 to 16, and students aged 16 must be in an approved learning program until they turn 17. You can choose to send your children to one of the three education systems in South Australia, government, independent or Catholic schools.

Schooling Options & Enrollment

For further information on schooling options and how to enrol in school please visit

Information about government schools visit the Department for Education website.

Information on private schools in South Australia please visit.

Information on how to enrol your children at school, and contribution fees that may apply, can be found by visiting the following websites.

Looking to Study 

Adelaide is the ideal place to live and study. It’s affordable, friendly, accessible, and is rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

With over 500 occupations available for international graduates, Adelaide is the best place in Australia to gain valuable post-study work experience.

StudyAdelaide is the state government’s destination marketing agency for international education and over 40,000 students come to Adelaide from 130 countries across the world. 

Study Adelaide can provide you with information about Universities, TAFE’s, Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) and more. 

Migration

South Australia is a relaxed yet prosperous and affordable lifestyle, with ease of travel, low population density, safety and an abundance of cultural and leisure activities.

 It makes South Australia one of the great boutique regions of the world. 

Adelaide Connected are not a migration agent however you can seek the advice of a migration agent who can give you the best possible advice. If you do not have a migration agent, below are some reference guides to help you get started. 

Useful Links

If you are looking for employer sponsorship you are best to speak to a migration agent about this and/or Immigration SA and Department of Home Affairs. 

Community

Community Groups in South Australia

Transitioning to another state, let alone country, can be a very daunting experience. There are many community groups in South Australia to connect with which is a great way to start your move to South Australia.

Tourism

There is so much to discover in South Australia

learn more about our state and destinations to visit while you are living and working here.