Compared to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, living in Adelaide doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. I enjoy a comfortable apartment in the Adelaide CBD, which is close to Chinatown.
Compared with other countries, Australian universities don’t tend to offer on-campus accommodation. There are facilities available from each of the state’s three universities, such as the University of Adelaide’s Village, but you should inquire and book in advance.
Living in the CBD, you can walk to UniSA city campus and the University of Adelaide North Terrace. Alternatively, you can make full use of the free transport.
1) The city loop, or 99C bus, is a free bus which travels around the CBD, with stops at Adelaide’s most important venues and sights, such as the State library, UniSA, Chinatown and Hindley Street.
2) Free South Terrace to Entertainment Centre tram. This takes you along the main artery of the city – King William Street. You can also easily reach Rundle Mall and Entertainment Centre.
At night, the tram has security staff on board so you can always feel comfortable getting back home, even after a late night out.
Check out the link for more information in terms of the city loop and free tram.
3) The free connector bus is the Tindo, the world’s first solar-powered bus. It travels in a larger loop than city loop. You can take the Tindo to North Adelaide. The waiting time for each bus stop is about an hour so be careful about the bus time.
PS: Take care when you want to board the City Loop. City Loop buses generally have a blue roof, but you should always read the sign before getting on board.