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New South Wales (NSW)


  • Australia's oldest European settlement -New South Wales is the 5th largest state having a cosmopolitan vibe, etchnic communities from more than 100 different countries across the globe.
  • New South Wales has both land and coastal borderlines as it is surrounded by Pacific ocean and shares land borders with Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
  • The capital city is Sydney


  • New South Wales is a heavily industrialised province with a densely urbanised population of 7.8 million people.
  • The capital city Sydney is densely populated with an estimated population of 5.3 million people.
  • New South Wales records the highest enrollments of international students every year, in 2018, NSW recorded over 300,000 International students enrolled in their education institutions


  • The state covers a total area of 600,642 square kilometres which is 10.4% of the total area of Australia.

The New South Wales has four significant geographical sections:

  • The Coast: is a thin coastal strip that stretches from the subtropical northern rivers, through the mid-north coast, down to the far south coast.
  • The Mountains: This section includes the snowy mountains, central and southern tablelands, the southern highlands and the South West Slopes.
  • The Central Plains: is the agricultural powerhouse of the state stretching 500 km from East to West. The central plains are rich in fertile soil, with an ample water supply.
  • The Western Plains: covers more than two-thirds of the State


  • Medicare funds healthcare is primarily for Australian PR holders and Citizens. In Australia, Medicare is a government-run medical scheme, operated by Medicare Australia, which is the primary health care funded in Australia and covers 70% of the healthcare costs of an individual.
  • There are three types of Healthcare schemes available for residents, including:
    • Medicare
    • The pharmaceutical benefits scheme
    • Private Health Insurance
  • Australia has its own health cover system for international students called Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC). To ensure the medical safety of the student in Australia, it is mandatory to purchase OSHC.


  • New South Wales has the largest economy in Australia, that accounts for nearly 33% of the total Australian GDP. Sydney alone accounts for approximately 1% of the total Australian GDP.
  • The state's total economy comprises various contributions from different sectors such as 50% is from the film and television production industry, finance and insurance industry contributes 46%, 39% is from property and business industry, 33% from the communications industry and 33% of the manufacturing industry in Australia.
  • New South Wales is home to over 65% of Asia Pacific's regional headquarters in Australia comprising more than 600 companies.

NSW University Education

  • The state has world-class universities and vocational and research institutions, delivering top-notch, industry relevant education.
  • Australia is ranked first in the Asia pacific region for its high-quality research institutions, and New South Wales comprises the largest research institution sector in the whole country.
  • New South Wales's education institutions offer students a wide array of higher education programs and courses, which offer globally recognized qualifications, together with high quality research and teaching, cultural diversity and a safe study environment.
  • The Universities and research centers are linked with leading global industry research networks, which equip the students with the required knowledge and skills to be “work ready” after graduation.