Living in Adelaide

South Australia is a sophisticated, modern and affordable place to live, work and study. The capital city of Adelaide has all the hallmarks of a major urban centre with modern and classical architecture, a bustling retail hub and a multi-cultural population.

Adelaide’s classical architecture spans along North Terrace

New Yorker magazine once called Adelaide “the last well planned metropolis on earth” – and newcomers will soon realise this.

The city has wide streets and central squares ringed by 900 hectares of lush parklands. 

In every sense this layout sets the scene for modern-day life in Adelaide. Traffic is rarely congested, people are relaxed and friendly, the air is clean and the public transport system can take you to the city’s white, sandy beaches or the Adelaide Hills within half an hour. 

Adelaide and the surrounding areas belong traditionally to the Kuarna people.

Fast Facts
Capital city  Adelaide
State population 1.5 million
Adelaide population 1.1 million
Language English
Currency AUD$
Area 984,377 square kilometres
Coastline 3,700 kilometres
Major exports Metals, wine, cars, education

The Adelaide City Council has all you need to know about living here in Adelaide.

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