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Looking for reasons why you should study and live in Tasmania, Australia?

There are plenty but we have put together the top 10 reasons to help you and your parents decide.

1. World class facilities, teachers and education

By choosing Tasmania, you will be offered an exceptional range of study options at world-class educational institutions.

Tasmanian education has a long history of excellence and high-quality teaching across all levels of study – including university, secondary education, vocational training, and English language programs. These also come with foundation programs, pathway programs and scholarship opportunities.

Studying in Tasmania will allow you to unlock your full potential for the future.

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2. Safe and welcoming communities

You are in safe hands. Tasmania is home to amazing, safe cities.

Our cities are not overcrowded, and you can freely walk around the cities and feel safe. Live a life of balance and settle down in areas small enough to feel part of the community, but large enough to have the conveniences of all the great elements of a city at your doorstep.

You will not feel alone when you are in Tasmania - we have more than 15,000 international students currently studying in in the state and a friendly Tasmanian population of over 540,000 people. Each major city has multicultural centres, sport clubs and other community activities.  There are also some great accommodation options for international students.

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3. Learn English

What better way to learn and practice English than to immerse yourself in an English speaking environment? Tasmania is perfect for this, as our welcoming communities will ensure you don’t feel nervous when it comes to practicing.

Not only will our English language courses give you knowledge, but you will also have the opportunity to quickly advance your language skills by using what you have learned in class, outside in everyday life. Daily activities like going to the shops, talking in classes, engaging at your social or sports clubs will give you plenty of opportunities to practice your skills.

Click here for more information about English Language courses.

4. Vibrant lifestyle and culture

A balanced island lifestyle and cultural hotspots.

Studying in Tasmania will provide you with the opportunity to gain an education in a modern and vibrant place, and to a live life full of adventure at your doorstep.

Our cities are activity hubs full of shops, restaurants and cafes.  We also have karaoke bars, bowling alleys, theatres, and cinemas.

The food and drink scene is amazing in Tasmania, home to some of the freshest produce and seafood in the world. There are local produce and craft markets, music, food and art festivals, multicultural groups and events, and a passion for all sport.

Tasmanians love their sport. You can easily find a club for cricket, soccer, hockey, badminton, rugby, basketball, volleyball, and table tennis just to name a few.

Tasmanians are also islanders who love water sports. You can learn how to swim, surf and kayak through various clubs.

Take a look at what else you can do when you live and study in Tasmania.

5. Post study opportunities

Many Tasmanian graduates have gone on to achieve great things after completing their studies.

Tasmania offers career opportunities in many different areas including engineering, IT, construction, hospitality, healthcare, agriculture, teaching and several other areas.

Many Tasmanian companies also offer graduate programs for international students.

6. Connected study destination

Due to the convenience of having smaller cities, everything is close by and the cost of living in Tasmania is economical.

We can help you calculate your budget and your expenses

7. Beautiful landscapes outside your doorstep

Tasmania is a place that the entire world is talking about. In one word, it is breathtaking.

Almost half of Tasmania is covered in national parks and reserves, giving you an incredible environment to explore and unwind from study. As a tourist destination, students can access and enjoy some of this beautiful environment.

  • Enjoy some of the freshest air and the cleanest water in the world.
  • Tasmania has the lowest city pollution, and is 100 per cent self-sufficient in renewable energy.
  • Choose from more than 1 000 mountain peaks or hundreds of kilometres of white sandy beaches.
  • Whether you live in the city, country, or coast, you will never be far from the wilderness or the water.

8. Easy access

Tasmania is an island off the south of Australia, just an hour’s flight from Melbourne and two hours from Sydney. There is easy access by sea or by air with airlines flying daily into our major cities and a ferry offering daily crossings from Melbourne.

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By plane

Tasmania is serviced by commercial airlines, with multiple flights coming to the island daily, mainly to the key airports of Hobart and Launceston. There are direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and the Gold Coast.

The following airlines fly to Tasmania:

Regional Express
Virgin Australia

By boat

The Spirit of Tasmania ferries travel daily between Devonport and Melbourne and each crossing carries over 1 400 passengers.

This option allows passengers to bring their cars and enjoy the bars, restaurants, and cinemas on the ferry. There are also plenty of activities for children including a kid’s play area, game zone and daytime entertainment during school holidays. The journey usually takes nine hours.

You can find more information and prices on their website:

9. Your parents will be proud

Choosing to study in Tasmania will put your parents’ minds at ease. Not only can they feel reassured knowing that you will be living in a safe environment, they will know that you are in a State that is full of opportunities. It will feel like home away from home.

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10. Migration outcomes

For those who have fallen in love with Tasmania, there are pathways to stay longer after graduation. Compared to some other major Australian cities, Tasmania is considered a regional area. So as a graduate, you could have the possibility to stay in Tasmania longer by applying for a Temporary Graduate Visa.

Migration Tasmania also provides more pathways for students through the Tasmanian Skilled Migration Program.  For more information visit

Next steps?

Have a virtual tour of our two major cities.