HOBART

Snapshot

Overview

Overview

› Área:

1 357,4 / km² (Census / 2016)

Climate

Climate

Because of the temperate climate, Hobart has all four seasons of the year well defined, which is very appealing for those who seek the city as a destination for their exchange. The average temperature in the summer is 21° C and in the winter is 12° C.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Capital of Tasmania, Hobart is an extremely pleasant city with quiet and friendly people. Australia's second oldest city, Hobart is great for those who enjoy living close to nature and being outdoors with its several buildings and historic places.

History

History

Tasmania has been inhabited for more than 30,000 years, when the indigenous tribe known as Palawa arrived in the region. However, it was only in 1803 that the town actually began to develop with the arrival of the British who established the settlement of Ridson Cave transforming the region into a penal colony that operated until 1850 with the discovery of gold that increased the population and started the export industry that in the late nineteenth century had as its main products apples and ore.
After World War II, Tasmania began to develop as a major hub for melting aluminum and paper milling, activities that made the region thrive even more. The high rainfall and steep terrain of Tasmania supported the establishment of numerous hydroelectric power stations that have sustained to a certain extent the state's economy.
Due to the relatively low cost of living and many natural attractions, Hobart has developed as a tourist destination, offering visitors a captivating and laid-back way of life.

Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Monthly estimate for one person (without rent): AUD$ 1,137.77

Public Transport

Public Transport

Hobart has an excellent transportation infrastructure with a large local bus network known as Metro and the prices are affordable. A great way to get around is by bicycle, which allows you to live and enjoy the city closely, besides guaranteeing that you save a little more money in your pocket.

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With colonial houses and lots of nature, Hobart provides students with a unique atmosphere. The city is located on the estuary of the Derwent River and its main postcard is the Mount Wellington. But don’t be fooled by the peacefulness of the city, as Hobart offers great schools, a well-known shopping center in a large city with great restaurants, craft shops, clothing stores, food, art galleries and museums.

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With colonial houses and lots of nature, Hobart provides students with a unique atmosphere. The city is located on the estuary of the Derwent River and its main postcard is the Mount Wellington. But don’t be fooled by the peacefulness of the city, as Hobart offers great schools, a well-known shopping center in a large city with great restaurants, craft shops, clothing stores, food, art galleries and museums.

FAQ

  • 1) Why study Hobart

    Hobart is a destination that’s been surprising many students over the years. The city has a vibrant and unique climate and gives the students the possibility of experiencing the Australian lifestyle in an exclusive way. With less traffic, bustle and people and offering a rich wildlife, Hobart is the perfect place to study since the city is a reference in vocational courses and is home to several top teaching institutions.

    In addition, the city has cultivated its own cultural identity over the years and today it brings together one of the most important Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which gathers private collections from around the world, as well as hosting events and festivals that attract people from diverse parts of the world as is the case of: Vibrance Festival Thylazine Fair, Steamfest, the Jazz Devonport Festival, Festival of Voices and the mysterious Dark Mofo located at the MONA.

  • 2) 5 reasons to study in Hobart

    1. With fewer students than in the capitals of Australia, Hobart offers the perfect immersion in the Australian way of life and provides great moments of interaction with locals.
    2. Tasmania is a wildlife paradise with beautiful forests, woods and parks that are great for those who enjoy being in touch with nature.
    3. Hobart is arguably one of the safest cities in all of Australia.
    4. Tasmania is a reference in Australia when it comes to vocational courses.
    5. Hobart is a great destination for those who enjoy art and culture as it’s home to important festivals such as: Steamfest , The Jazz Devonport Festival, Festival of Voices and the mysterious Dark Mofo.
  • 3) About Hobart

    Tasmania is a region that greatly values the preservation of nature and in Hobart this is no different. Much of the city's territory consists of parks and reserves making it a perfect place for trekking and long walks, as well as surfing, rafting, diving, and it’s even possible to ski in the winter.

    The city is bustling with friendly people as Hobart has been attracting more and more students becoming a very sought-after city for those who want to escape the more traditional destinations of Australia, since the city has institutions just as traditional and reputed as those of the big cities like Sydney and Melbourne and is the cheapest city to live in Australia.

    Having Mount Wellington as the backdrop, the city also offers great restaurants, stores, art galleries and an appealing social life with great festivals like the Hobart Summer Festival, Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

  • 4) Accommodations in Hobart

    Short term

    Hostels Backpackers

    The hostels are good options for those who want to save money with accommodation. The rooms in general are shared, but there are also rooms for couples and private options. Preferred by young travelers, they have quite relaxed environments, with lots of socialization and therefore are very sought after during high seasons.

    Lodges

    They are kinda like hostels but offer private, couples and group rooms. The environment is less busy and more private than hostels, the prices are a bit more expensive, but still cheaper than hotels.

     

    Long term

    Homestay

    WEST 1 recommends that, at least for the first few weeks, students stay in a homestay, which are homes of Australian families or immigrants who have been in the country for many years. It’s there that the student begins to have contact with the Australian culture, put into practice what they learn at school, get to know the city and ask questions. To participate in this type of program, families are accredited by the Australian government, which guarantees total safety for the student.

    Share accommodation

    After the homestay period, the student will already be more familiar with the school and the city. Feeling more independent, the next step is to share an apartment or a room with other students, many of them of different nationalities, which is a great experience and great for improving the language. The rent is usually paid weekly, and before moving you must deposit the famous “bond”, which is nothing more than an advance that ranges from two to four weeks of rent.

  • 5) Work In Hobart

    In Australia, as soon as classes begin, the student can work 40 hours per fortnight (and full time during vacations). In order to do that, it’s important to open a student account at a bank and make the Tax File Number, a record on the Australian Taxation Office that will allow you to get paid by the employer and have your income tax in order. In Hobart, the strongest industry is metals, but it’s the tourism sector that guarantees good opportunities for students.

  • 6) Attractions in Hobart

    Hobart is home to major cultural and sporting events that bustle the city every year as is the case of: Hobart Summer Festival, Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The city also has one of Tasmania's oldest theaters, the Royal Theater which is worth the visit. If you want to feel the mood of the time the city was founded you should visit Battery Point, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city that still preserves the buildings of that time.

    If you love art, you should pay a visit to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery that has a large cultural heritage in display, but if you prefer the contact with nature then you will find plenty of parks in the city, so you can enjoy the immense natural beauty of the city.

Did you know?

  • 'Very pure!'

    Tasmania has such pure water that it’s the only place that produces bottled rainwater approved by health departments around the world.

  • 'Exclusivity'

    The Tasmanian Devil, marsupial that can only be found in Tasmania, is the largest carnivore in the world of its kind.

  • '#gopenguins'

    The port of Hobart is one of the most used for expeditions to Antarctica.

  • 'Ancient '

    The Hobart Theater Royal was founded in 1836 and is the oldest theater in Australia.

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