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Cost of Living in Australia

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Please click here to check Living costs in Australia.


Trading Hours

Most shops operate 7 days a week and are usually open from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm with late night shopping on Thursdays until 9.00 pm.

Most supermarkets in the suburbs are open later.


Banks are generally open from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Thursday and from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Fridays.

Banks are generally closed on Saturdays and Sundays.


To open an account of any nature, you must take your passport and other forms of identification with you to the bank.

Accounts with ATM access are preferable as there are many ATMs throughout Sydney and Melbourne and this makes accessing money very easy.

Australia Post

Post offices in Australia are called Australia Post and are open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday and some branches are open on Saturday mornings. Whilst banking cannot be done at a post office, telephone and electricity bills can be paid through Australia Post.


Many different religions are practiced throughout Sydney and the surrounding suburbs. If you wish to contact a particular religious group regarding locations or opportunities to practice your faith, please ask our Student Support Officer to assist you.

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