Coming to Sydney
Discover places to go and things to do in your new city.
The City of Sydney is committed to the safety and wellbeing of international students studying, living and working in the City.
We know that a number of issues may affect the experience of international students in Sydney.
Difficulties like language barriers, making friends and integrating into the local community can sometimes add to the stress of study and lead to feelings of social isolation.
In collaboration with key stakeholders, we have developed a number of free resources to help newly arrived international students feel welcome and to help with their orientation.
Education providers may use these resources in their welcome and orientation process for new students.
Welcome to Sydney
Each year, the Lord Mayor of Sydney welcomes international students at Sydney Town Hall.
The welcome letter from the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore has been translated into numerous community languages to help newly arrived students feel at home, which you can download, print and include in your own orientation kits.
Student leaders and ambassadors
In 2013 the City trialled our international student leadership and ambassador program, with 40 leaders and ambassadors successfully graduating from the 6-month training course and work experience program in December 2013.
Enjoy Sydney's lifestyle
Our international student guide provides information about settling into Sydney. Check out these other useful resources across the City's website:
Safety information and useful contacts in English and community languages Speak my language – many resources are available in community languages Getting around, information on using public transport in Sydney Libraries – great places to explore, learn and connectSports and recreation facilities offering student discounts Community services directory
Last updated: Tuesday, 31 May 2016