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Hobart is a city rich in history and culture. As the second-oldest capital city in Australia after Sydney, Hobart has a wealth of landmarks and activities that perfectly blend modern living with heritage beauty, resulting in a must-visit location for everyone around the world.

Hobart, Tasmania

42.8821° S, 147.3272° E

Population: 220,000
Average Temperature: High 22° / Low 5°
Currency: Australian Dollars (AUD)
Local Time: 4:20PM
A little background

Hobart is one of the few locations in Australia with four distinct seasons. Enjoy the beach during the warm Summers, marvel at the red and yellow hues of Autumn, experience the spectacular snow-capped Mount Wellington during Winter and watch the land’s rebirth during the wetter Spring.

Savour international dining in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, with an array of cuisine from around the world. Have a tour around the historic European houses at Battery Point – where our campus is located – in “Hobart Town”. A drive around Mount Wellington or any of Hobart’s other heritage locations is a fantastic way to spend a day.

As one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 locations to visit, Hobart offers a unique living experience to all who come to visit. Studying with NIET will give you the opportunity to enjoy all the opportunities Tasmania offers to their fullest.

NIET Hobart

Level 4, 2 Kirksway Place,
Battery Point, TAS, 7004
(+61) 7 3117 1772
What You Need to Know
in Hobart
Cost of Living

The cost of living in Hobart is cheaper than other major Australian cities like Sydney or Melbourne, but is rising due to the growing lack of affordable accommodation. Within Hobart, cost of living varies significantly depending on factors like accommodation type, accommodation location, transport, and your shopping and eating habits.


Accommodation is generally the most significant cost in a student’s budget. Hobart has a wide range of options for accommodation including purpose-built student accommodation buildings which provide affordable accommodation options for students.

Other Costs

Students will incur other miscellaneous costs including transport, food, drinks, and recreation. NIET recommends budgeting within your means and according to your needs.

Public Transport

Hobart has a robust network of bus routes that provides cost and time efficient options for travelling around the city.

Private Transport

Owning your own vehicle can be very expensive, and Hobart’s streets are often busy and difficult to navigate. Before purchasing your own vehicle, ensure you are able to afford ongoing costs like fuel, registration, insurance, and maintenance.

Bus Stops

Our campus is located at Kirksway Place which is easily accessible via multiple bus stops. There are multiple stops on Sandy Bay Road within walking distance of our campus.

Renting Privately

Private rental properties are less numerous than those listed with real estate agencies, but may provide more flexible living conditions that are more suited to your needs.

Renting via Real Estate Agency

Hobart’s rental market provides a multitude of options for students in the city. Whether renting privately or through a real estate agency, you should be prepared for the costs of rent including payment of a rental bond.

Accommodation Shortage

Hobart is currently experiencing a shortage in affordable accommodation. If you are planning to move to Hobart, try to plan accommodation as far in advance of moving as possible.

General Health Support

There are numerous health clinics within Brisbane for general health concerns, and a public hospital with a 24-hour emergency department for unexpected issues.

Student Welfare

NIET makes counsellors available to students who need assistance with their wellbeing via a counselling service. Please contact your study coach if you need access to this service.

Employment Options

International students in Australia must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) to cover the entire period of their stay. It is a health cover that is required for your stay in Australia and should have been organised during your visa arrangements.

OSHC covers in and out of hospital medical assistance, prescription medications and emergency ambulance assistance. Please find out the extent of your coverage to prevent incurring any unwanted charges.

On-Campus Support

Our Hobart campus is located close to the Salamanca Waterfront, a bustling centre of culture, history, arts, and community. The area has a lively and friendly student community comprised of vocational training students and students from the University of Tasmania.

A Bustling City

Hobart is Tasmania’s largest city and the busiest area in the state. The city has a number of globally recognised annual festivals and always has smaller events taking place.

Find Your People

Online platforms and social media make finding your people easier than ever. We recommend searching online for groups interested in the same hobbies as you.

Study Coaches

With NIET, learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Our study coach policy provides every student with a single point of contact for the duration of their enrolment, ensuring they always have access to the support they need to get the most from their studies online or on campus.

Counselling Service

NIET makes counsellors available to students who need assistance with their wellbeing via a counselling service. Please contact your study coach if you need access to this service.


NIET regularly runs interactive support webinars and workshops so students can discuss the challenges around studying living a busy, modern life with their trainers, study coaches, and peers.


Tasmania is known for its exceptional local produce, and most restaurants in Hobart make use of locally-sourced ingredients. There is a wide range of excellent venues including atmospheric local pubs, foodie-culture hotspots, and world-class high end restaurants.


Hobart’s major attractions include the picturesque Mount Wellington, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the weekly Salamanca Markets, and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Nearby Locations

Hobart is located in Tasmania’s south, and is within driving distance of many iconic locations including the Port Arthur Historic Site, Freycinet National Park, Cradle Mountain, and Bruny Island.

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