LIFE IN SYDNEY
Study at SBTA & SELA
How is life in Sydney?
If you are doing some sightseeing, you may wish to purchase a My Multi Day Pass that gives you unlimited train, bus, ferry and light rail travel for the day. If you commute by public transport to school everyday, there are also weekly tickets available. For bus, train and ferry information and timetables go to www.cityrail.info/timetables/.
The closest train stations to SBTA are Central and Town Hall.
Many bus services now require you to have a pre-paid ticket. Tickets are available from newsagents and convenience stores.
Your visa may allow you to work whilst studying. Please check with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), if you’re not sure. If you are intending to work, you will need a Tax File Number from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). They are located at Podium Level, Centrepoint Building, 100 Market St, Sydney. For more information their website is: http://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/.
Australia’s main banks are:
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- Westpac Banking Corporation
- NAB (National Australia Bank)
- ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Bank)
SBTA is within walking distance to Darling Harbour, World Square and Market City. From Wednesday to Sunday (9:00am- 5:00pm), Paddy’s Markets sells bargain items and fresh food.
There is a large cinema complex located at 505-525 George St, Sydney. On Mondays they have a special student discount day.
There are many events held at Darling Harbour such as firework displays, cultural festivals, free live music and more. For what’s happening at Darling Harbour, visit the following website:
For up-to-date information about what is happening all around Sydney, here are some useful websites: