Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide is a friendly, clean and safe city of approximately 1.3 million people. Adelaide enjoys a Mediterranean climate with temperatures of 15˚C-20˚C in winter months and 30˚C-35˚C in summer. A dynamic, vibrant city, Adelaide is world-renowned for its numerous arts and cultural festivals and is home to major sporting events throughout the year.
Blackfriars is located in the City of Prospect, 3km (5 minutes) from the centre of Adelaide. A Smart21 Community, Prospect is internationally recognised for its focus on economic development in the broadband economy.
Within a few minutes’ walk of Blackfriars are Adelaide’s expansive parklands, home to world-class swimming facilities and well-maintained parks and playing fields. Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches and picturesque foothills are less than 20 minutes from the school.
Adelaide International Airport is served by direct flights from Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia, Doha and Dubai.
South Australia is home to six leading universities and is the only Australian state to have all its public universities listed in one or more of the three major international rankings. The three public universities, Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, consistently rate highly in international rankings and student satisfaction surveys. Adelaide is also home to Carnegie Mellon University, Australia’s first and only international university, as well as CQUniversity’s Adelaide campus and research hub, and Torrens University Australia, the first new university established in Australia in more than 20 years. The six universities have created and reinforced Adelaide’s reputation as a true education hub.