Lord Mayor's welcome

Lord Mayor's welcome

Sydney welcomes international students

Moving to a different country can be a difficult and daunting experience. The City of Sydney works hard to make our students feel welcome and enjoy Sydney.

The Lord Mayor’s welcome gathers around 1,000 international students from over 60 nations. This year’s event will take place on 11 April at historic Sydney Town Hall.

The event is a great way to connect with your fellow students, community groups, health and safety services and tertiary education institutions. 

Lifesavers, firefighters, police and members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be there to provide information and advice. 

You’ll enjoy Aboriginal performances and hear from former international student Asim Nizam on his experiences, life in Sydney and working at the City of Sydney. 

Come celebrate the start of your new life in Sydney. Get inspired and connected at #MyFutureSydney.

The Lord Mayor welcomes you

On behalf of the people who live and work here, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Sydney – one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world.

Our community includes people from over 180 nations. This mix of cultures, histories, experiences and stories makes our city a great place to live, visit, work and study.

With a lifestyle that is second-to-none, Sydney is Australia's most exciting education destination. We have leading research facilities and instructors, giving overseas students great educational opportunities.

Sydney offers a fantastic lifestyle with experiences at cafés, shops, bars and restaurants as well as some of the best and most inspiring arts, culture and natural environments to be found anywhere in Australia.

Sydney is a city that is alive with opportunity and possibility. While you study here, you will be able to enjoy sport and cultural events, including our spectacular New Year's Eve celebrations and the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations held outside Asia.

I also encourage you to engage in your local community and participate in volunteering opportunities to enrich your experience here and learn more about the local culture and people.

This dynamic, accessible and safe city is just waiting to be explored – welcome to our great city.

Lord Mayor Clove Moore's signature 

Lord Mayor of Sydney
Clover Moore

Last updated: Monday, 8 July 2019