Discover Adelaide

A cosmopolitan city with thriving food, art and music scenes, Adelaide provides the ideal mix of affordability and a high quality of life, all within a multicultural community. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Adelaide as the 5th most liveable city in the world in 2016.


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Adelaide's Festival State

Festival State

Known nationally as the Festival State, Adelaide hosts over 400 festivals and events each year. The world-renowned Adelaide Fringe in February and March features more than 900 events staged in pop-up venues around the city in parks, as well as art galleries, theatres and cafés.

Natural beauty Adelaide

Natural beauty

Adelaide is completely surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Adelaide Hills boasts extraordinary flora and fauna, picturesque towns, and scenic mountain landscapes. Adelaide is also home to stunning beaches, including the world-famous Glenelg, just a quick tram ride from the city centre.

Adelaide City of culture

Diverse culture

Adelaide is home to a thriving and varied cultural scene, and hosts a number of international fairs, including the German Schützenfest (shooting competition), the Greek Glendi (celebration of Greek culture) and the Adelaide Christmas Pageant, the world’s largest Christmas Parade. The city is a hotspot for artists, and the Art Gallery of South Australia boasts the 2nd largest collection of art in the country.

Many sports to see and play in Adelaide


Adelaide is one of Australia’s most important sporting cities. It frequently hosts international cricket, top-level Australian Rules Football, baseball matches for a number of different clubs, international soccer and professional hockey, basketball and rugby league matches. The city also provides a number of opportunities to play amateur sports, with facilities for many activities and ideal weather conditions throughout the year.

Brooke from New Zealand

Brooke from New Zealand

Student at the University of Adelaide College

Living in Adelaide has been an amazing experience, and I have really developed as a person. There are so many exciting things to do here, and everything you need is right on your doorstep. It's a city with so much to explore, where you feel safe and happy, and the weather is also fantastic!

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