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Make the change to Adelaide.

Make the change to Adelaide from interstate.

Adelaide offers the perfect balance of learning and lifestyle in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

With many courses in Adelaide resuming face-to-face learning on campus, experience the Australian education you came for.

Getting to Adelaide, South Australia during COVID-19

Students from most parts of Australia are allowed to enter South Australia.

1. Choose where to study

Apply and accept your offer to study with a South Australian institution. With 100+ institution in Adelaide, find the right one for you today

2. Book your accommodation

Take a look at the range of exclusive short-term accommodation offers available for you in Adelaide.

3. Make your travel arrangements

Learn more about how to get to Adelaide, South Australia.

4. Complete your travel approval

We strongly advise you to complete the 'Cross Border Travel Registration' at least 14 days before you travel to South Australia.

Watch the instructional video here.

Accommodation Deals

For a smooth transition to Adelaide, choose from a range of exclusive 4-week accommodation deals for students outside South Australia planning to make the change to Adelaide.

Common Questions

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about moving to Adelaide in the current environment.


We recommend checking the airline websites of Qantas/Jetstar and Virgin Australia for the latest information.


If you are moving from Sydney to Adelaide, for example, and are planning to drive, please ensure you plan your route before you depart as you will not be able to drive through the state of Victoria. The best option is to drive via Dubbo and Broken Hill to enter South Australia. Please ensure you allow plenty of time for rest breaks and plan an overnight stay or two.

All people travelling to South Australia can enter except for those from Victoria. The circumstances and restrictions applying to each traveller will be different.

From 1 July, anyone wanting to enter SA from interstate will need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration.

Please note that Australia's international borders are only open to Australian citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members of an Australian citizen or permanent resident or are a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia. Check with the Department of Home Affairs for the latest advice.

Please note that anyone wishing to enter South Australia is required to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration.

Students from NT, QLD, TAS, WA, ACT

Students entering directly from these states and territories can enter freely, but still are required to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration before entering. There is no requirement to get tested for COVID-19 or observe a period of self-quarantine.

Students from NSW

Students entering SA from NSW after 8 July are required to submit to a COVID-19 test on the first and twelfth day of entry and self-quarantine for 14 days. During the 14 days of self-quarantine you must stay at your nominated address and not leave unless you need to have your day 1 and 12 COVID-19 test, seek urgent medical care, or in any other emergency situation.

Students from VIC

Unfortunately students from VIC are unable to enter South Australia at this time. Please speak to you education provider about the options available to you if you wish to proceed with your enrolment.

All about self-quarantine

There are strict guidelines for self-quarantine and we know there are questions around what it means. Further information and guide about self-quarantine is available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

We highly recommend you book student accommodation or secure living arrangements prior to arriving in South Australia. You may be required to provide a South Australian residential address, especially if you are travelling from NSW or ACT. We have a range of 4-week accommodation offers available to help you.

The Cross Border Travel Registration is an online application that must be completed by anyone wanting to enter SA from interstate from 1 July, 2020.

If you are planning travel to SA, it is recommended that you complete the Cross Border Travel Registration at least 14 days before you leave, regardless of where your travel begins.

Yes. When completing your Cross Border Travel Registration, you will need to provide details of why you are travelling. We strongly advise you request for a letter confirming your acceptance to study in South Australia from your education provider (in addition to your COE) to include as documentation to support your Cross Border Travel application.

If you are travelling from NSW or ACT, you will be required to provide details of your living arrangements. Take a look at the range of exclusive short-term accommodation offers available for you in Adelaide here.

That depends on your individual circumstances. We recommend you get in touch with your education agent or registered migration agent to discuss your personal situation.

You might also want to read our article on Changing course on a student visa in Australia

If you experience flu-like symptoms which could include: fever, sore throat, a cough, nausea/vomiting and difficulty breathing, please contact a medical practitioner. It is very important that you stay home and call the doctor before you visit the practice to describe your symptoms and travel history. To find a doctor close to where you are living, visit Health Direct.

StudyAdelaide offers a range of free or discounted programs, events and activities for international students, and is here to offer support while you're studying in Adelaide. We want to help you balance your studies with enjoying all that Adelaide has to offer. Check out the Student Resources available in Adelaide.

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