Living in South Australia
Lifestyle & Culture
No matter what age you are, Adelaide is a great place for lifestyle. This list gives you a sneak peak as to why Adelaide is such a great place to enjoy lifestyle:
- A population of 1.1 million means that Adelaide is a bustling place, but not too busy or hectic like some Capital City destinations;
- The vibrant food and wine culture with 16 wine regions and over 200 cellar doors and the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions within only an hour’s drive of the Adelaide CBD;
- A moderate climate with averages of 16 degrees celcius in winter and 28 degrees celcius in summer;
- Adelaide is surrounded by parklands and is a pollution free City where the skyline is always visible;
- North Terrace’s ‘cultural boulevard’ hosts some of the world’s best museum’s the South Australian Art Gallery and Adelaide Library, as well as some beautiful, old architectural buildings, such as the Bonython Hall (the University of Adelaide), Ayers House, the Railway Station and Parliament House;
- A culturally diverse population with the Kaurna people as Adelaide’s original inhabitants, along with many other nationalities which together shape the culture of SA;
- Food options in South Australia are heavily influenced by the diverse culture, meaning that the cuisine options are endless. Whatever your taste preferences, you will find somewhere to satisfy what your taste buds are looking for. Adelaide City alone boasts over 700 restaurants and pubs. Your biggest challenge will be choosing which one!;
- South Australia is best known for its local produce, including its wines. Visit a local market or one of the wine regions.
A number of fantastic tourist destinations and regional areas are located not far from Adelaide, some of these include:
- Barossa Valley
- McLaren Vale
- The Murray River
- Port Lincoln
- Clare Valley
- Victor Harbor
- Kangaroo Island
- The Copper Coast
The City of Adelaide is made up of a simple ‘grid’ of roads which make it easy to navigate and find your way around, no matter your method of transport:
- Free tram service within the City
- Free bus services within the City
- Only 7kms from the Adelaide Airport
- Designated bicycle lanes and pathways
The most convenient form of transport outside of the City is driving, although the public transport system generally can get you to most places you need to go.
For more information visit:
- Adelaide Metro Website for public transport information
- Information on free transport service within the City
- Map of the City of Adelaide
- Obtaining a South Australian drivers license
Adelaide has one of the lowest house price averages in Australia, making it an affordable place to invest. Of course, low house prices also translate into low rent prices, making South Australia one of the cheapest places to live in Australia.
For information on buying or renting in South Australia, visit:
South Australia has a large number of health services throughout the state, including both public and privately run. Further to this, a major development is underway for a brand new Royal Adelaide Hospital, which will become the most advanced hospital within Australia.
For those who wish to pursue further post-graduate studies, a number of high-quality universities with multiple campus locations are scattered around South Australia, including:
Sporting & Events
Adelaide is home to a number of festivals and events that attract visitors far and wide. Whether you’re into sports, arts, food, wine or culture, Adelaide hosts it all!
To name just a few:
- Adelaide Fringe Festival
- Clipsal 500
- Santos Tour Down Under
- Adelaide Oval – World-class sporting stadium, home to AFL and International Cricket
- Adelaide Festival (Arts)
- Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival
- Royal Adelaide Show
- Barossa Gourmet Weekend
- Adelaide Cabaret Festival
- McLaren Vale Sea and Vines Festival
Visit South Australia.com for more information on events within SA.