Living in Australia

Orientation and planning:
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SERVICIOS will guide you during all stages of your adventure. From planning your trip, choosing the type of visa you need, finding the school, institute or University that best suits your needs and providing you with information of all Australian cities and lifestyles. We offer complete counselling services so that the process is enjoyable and easy. Thanks to our personal experience down under, we have the knowledge and expertise to answer all questions that may arise during the process.

However, our support does not stop when you arrive. The wellbeing of our students is our main priority and when you land in Australia you will not be alone. You can count on us during your stay in paradise thanks to our extensive network of COOLaborators that are located across all cities and towns in Australia. We will continue guiding you during your first steps so you can settle down fast and enjoy the experience of living in Australia from day one.

Were should I go in Australia according to my own needs and expectations?
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Desert or beach?
What should I study?
Which school/college/university should I choose?
Where can I stay?
What is a backpacker?
Student House, home stay or shared accommodation?
How do I get a job?
How long does the visa allow me to stay?
What should I bring?
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Our philosophy is to offer a personalized service to make you feel in OZ even better than at home.

Australia is a big country in every sense of the word.

If you are interested in living in Australia you may want to know that it is the sixth largest country in the world but it also has a very small population in comparison to the size. It attracts travellers from all over the world with an exotic mix of tropical forests, vast deserts and long beaches. It has a multicultural environment where people are happy, relaxed and very open. It is categorized as having one of the best quality of life rankings in the world and everyone will tell you an Aussie lifestyle is very easy-going and enjoyable.

Furthermore, this country has become one of the most popular destinations for international students from all over the world offering a broad variety of choices, courses, schools, colleges, institutes and universities. The education industry in Australia continues to grow and the quality is only improving, as you will see in the world university rankings, research results and academic publications.

Finally, according to publications such as the top 10 best cities to live in published by The Telegraph, Australian destinations such as Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide continue to climb up the ladder.

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

Calling code: +61

Electricity: 240V / 50Hz.

Population: Approximately 23 million – most of the Australians are distributed across the main cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Time zone: Australia is divided into three different time zones:
Australia Eastern Standard Time: covers the states of Queensland, New South
Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Australian Capital territory. (UTC+10)

Australian Central Standard Time: covers the state of South Australia and the Northern territory. (UTC+9½)

Australian Western Standard Time: covers Western Australia. (UTC+8).

Additionally during the summer the states of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania have Daylight Saving Time so people have to set their clocks and watches one hour forward.

Australian States:


Australia is divided into six states and two territories.
The states are: New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA) and Tasmania (TAS).
The territories are: Australia Capital Territory (ACT) and Northern Territory (NT).

Climate In the following link you will find all the official data regarding to the climatic situation in Australia:

Multiculturalism: In Australia various ethnic groups coexist offering one of the most cosmopolitan environments in the world. A fun fact about this is that 25% of Australians were born in another country and another 25% have at least one relative who was born abroad. Australians migrated from over 140 countries and only 2% of them have Aboriginal origins.

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