Study in Cairns

Cairns considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical North Queensland. Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience.Once a sleepy sugar-milling town, it's now a destination for sailing, diving and snorkelling.

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Cairns considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical North Queensland. Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience.Once a sleepy sugar-milling town, it's now a destination for sailing, diving and snorkelling.

Cairns depends on tourism for survival. For many, it marks the end of a long journey up the east coast; for others, the beginning of an Aussie adventure. Whichever way you're swinging, you're bound to meet like-minded nomads.

What to do and see: visit the official tourism website.

Be prepared, what is important to know about Cairns:

  • Cairns Currency: AUD
  • Cairns Telephone area code: +61 07
  • Cairns Electricity (plug): Electricity in Australia is 220-240 volts AC. Check out the type of plug.
  • Cairns Annual events: Cairns Show (Jun), Cairns Festival (Aug), Cairns Amateurs Carnival (Sep) and more.
  • Cairns Public holidays: check out on Government website.
  • Cairns Weather average:

Summer (Dec - Feb): 23ºC - 31ºC
Autumn (Mar - May): 19ºC - 30ºC
Winter (Jun - Aug): 17ºC - 26ºC
Spring (Sep - Nov): 18ºC - 30ºC
 

Find information about transports in Cairns on government websites:

  • Getting around Cairns: buses and rail.
  • Taxis can be hailed from the street.

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Numbers

158000
population
$ 420
Cost of living
(Week)
7.2 %
Unemployement
$ 17.29
Minimum Wage
(per hour)
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  • Living expenses
cost of living unit: 
Week
  • Food: 125.0
  • Accommodation: 145.0
  • Services: 35.0
  • Entertainment: 50.0
  • Extras: 30.0
  • Transport: 35.0

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