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Everything you need to know to get your student life organised.

A guide to living out of home in Canberra

From those first friendships, the excitement of having your own space and exploring a new city or suburb – there’s a lot to look forward to when moving. But there is also a lot to plan.

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Finding work and professional experience

Working, or undertaking internships and volunteering roles are a great way to boost your real-world experience, meet new people, and earn an income while you study.

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Six ideas to make new friends

Moving to a new city and finding friends can be daunting. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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Setting up your new home

Where to shop for furniture, find fresh produce, connect the internet and more.

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Study tips for new students

Study tips to help you get through exam period (and beyond)

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Staying healthy and safe in Canberra

It’s important to know what services are provided in Canberra when it comes to your health, safety and wellbeing and how to access them.

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How to meet people in Canberra

Easy ways to meet new people in Canberra – both on and off campus

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Study spots close to campus (coffee optional)

Discover some of Canberra’s best cafés for studying – and a few caffeine-free spots too!

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Keeping yourself mentally and physically healthy

Lectures, tutorials, library visits, study groups, part-time work, assignments…it can sometimes be hard to find time for your physical and mental wellbeing, but it’s important that you do.

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Join Canberra’s workforce after you finish your studies

With a wide range of public and private sector jobs, finding employment in Canberra after you graduate has never been easier.

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How to improve your English in Canberra

From professional classes, to apps, to conversation groups, you’ll find a suitable style of learning to grow your English skills.

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Living, studying and working in Canberra: Knowing your rights

Useful information about your rights and services to seek advice, should the need arise.

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CBR Stories

Study "perfectly aligns with a full-time career"

Brazil's Paulo Vasconcelos is making the most of his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of New South Wales (Canberra)

With a title like ‘world’s most liveable city’, it’s easy to see why so many people are making the move to Canberra.


Learn about Canberra and the things that make this city unique and special

Getting to know Canberra’s neighbourhoods

Canberra is a city of almost 500,000 with a unique personality and city scape. Here’s what you need to know about your new home.

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The local climate

If you enjoy a bit of variety in the weather, then you’ll love living in Canberra with its four distinct seasons.

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Navigating transport in Canberra

Bus, light rail, scooter, driving, cycling, walking…there are plenty of options for getting around Canberra.

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The heart of Belconnen is Lake Ginninderra, where you can take a leisurely stroll and see local wildlife including the black swan, rakali and ducks.


Looking for something to do on the weekend? Want some new ways to make friends or explore Canberra? Find out the best things to see and do around Canberra.

Eight ways to discover Canberra’s nightlife and live music scene

Discover Canberra venues that get live and loud.

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How to find a taste of home in Canberra

Craving snacks from your home country? Here’s where to look in Canberra.

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Staying active and getting creative in Canberra

Whether you’re artistic or athletic (or both!), check out these options for all interests, hobbies and abilities.

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Adventures close to Canberra by bus and train

Whether you have a day, a weekend, or a week, here are just some must-do areas you can travel to via bus or train.

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Galleries, museums and theatres

Canberra is home to 12 of Australia’s most iconic cultural attractions, museums and galleries. Each showcases a unique perspective of Australia’s story from First Nations history to contemporary times.

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10 great walks, runs and hikes

Explore your new home and get some exercise. Here are 10 trails you can hit that are spread across the city

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Discover Canberra’s Indigenous heritage

Take some time out to immerse yourself in Canberra’s Indigenous heritage.

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Nine places to eat for cheap in Canberra

Some of Canberra’s best cheap eats to stretch your dollar further

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Unexpected places to visit in Canberra

From smashing TVs with baseball bats, to glass art, to alpaca farms: Explore Canberra’s hidden side.

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10+ annual Canberra events not to miss!

Canberra’s calendar is packed with festivals and fun for you to explore!

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Wildlife and where to see it in Canberra

Embrace your inner explorer and immerse yourself in Canberra’s wildlife

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Discover the lakes of Canberra

There are three major lakes in Canberra, spread across the city so no matter where you live there’s water not too far away.

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Want more ideas for things to see and do in Canberra?

Explore the Visit Canberra website for places and products not to miss.