Key Info

  • Average temp during the day: 17.8C
  • Average rainy days per year: 89
  • More than 14,100 international students (as at June 2021)
  • 541,000 thousand population
  • Antarctic, marine and maritime sciences focus
  • Renowned for eco-tourism, hospitality and gourmet produce
  • World heritage pristine wilderness


Australia’s island state, Tasmania is also its fastest growing, both economically and in terms of population. The University of Tasmania reflects its unique surroundings, offering a unique programme in Antarctic science along with strong courses in marine biology and other maritime fields, agricultural sciences, and medical science.  

Although it is Australia’s southernmost state, Tasmania enjoys a milder climate than many cities in Australia’s interior. Summers are predictably milder, for instance than Canberra, but winters are less chilly as well.


Until recently, the capital city of Hobart was perhaps the most affordable major city in Australia. That has changed a bit now that more people are moving to Tasmania than ever, but the island’s relaxed vibe still persists, as does its strong attachment to the natural world. Its fauna include animals found nowhere else in the wild, and Tasmania’s waters are home to impressive schools of bottlenose dolphins among other aquatic wildlife. The Pelion Range in Tasmania’s Central Highlands includes 1,600-metre Mount Ossa.