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About the Campus

SAE Sydney

Centrally located, SAE Sydney is part of the city’s thriving and vibrant arts and cultural community. The campus boasts a large and diverse student community and a staff of dedicated, knowledgeable professionals committed to best-practice teaching and learning.

SAE Sydney offers you:

  • One-on-one attention and collaborative learning opportunities
  • Industry standard equipment and facilities
  • Specialist master classes
  • Links with Studios 301 (Australia’s premier recording facility)
  • An active and welcoming Student Representative Council
  • Strong ties to IGDA, the peak games development body 


  • State-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney CBD
  • Ten large digital and analog recording studios
  • Seven live recording rooms
  • Premium industry consoles including the Neve Custom Series 75
  • Spacious Green Screen 'Wonder Room'
  • Three Post-Production Editing Suites, including specialised Colour Grading Suite
  • Eight iMac computer labs with latest creative media software
  • Fully-stocked library 
  • Professional standard premium camera equipment
  • Oculus Rift Virtual Reality HeadSets for 3D gaming
  • Professional standard design and animation equipment including Wacom graphics tablets
  • Energy Groove Digital Radio Station
  • Student Common Area with gaming
  • Game platforms and peripherals such as Android and iOS touch devices, Oculus Rift kits, multiple gamepad controllers available for projects
  • UnrealEngine 4, Unity, C++, Maya, Visual Studio software games, FMOD Studio for Game Audio
  • Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Suite for Design, Animation & Games students




About the Area

About Sydney

Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city, boasts world-renowned architecture, beautiful beaches, impressive restaurants, eminent cultural institutions and the odd celebrity or two. Admired for its natural beauty, climate, and lifestyle, Sydney is a truly world-class destination.

Key Attractions

  • Experience the great inner-city cafes and good eats – from Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab to Harry’s Café de Wheels (no relation!)
  • Overload your senses in Chinatown – Yum Cha is a definite must
  • Strut your stuff with the beautiful people on Bondi Beach (and remember to swim between the flags)
  • Get touristy in and around Circular Quay and Darling Harbour – make a day of it, there’s heaps to do
  • Check out one of the exceptional productions at the acclaimed Belvoir Street Theatre



  • Sydney Festival
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • Tropfest


  • Sydney Writers’ Festival
  • Sydney Underground Film Festival
  • Come Together
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Vivid Sydney


  • Art & About
  • Crave Sydney International Food Festival
  • Sydney Fringe Festival
  • Sydney Christmas and New Year Celebrations
  • Sydney Tourism

Additional links and resources

Local Services

Local Services in Sydney

Emergency Services

In an emergency call: 000 (Ambulance, Fire, Police)
Poisons advice: 131126

If it’s not an emergency but it could be serious, call 13 HEALTH – qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it: 13 43 25 84

Legal Services

For legal advice and information, or to find a Solicitor, visit the Law Society of New South Wales.

Please note that serious matters should be directed to your country’s consulate.

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has a 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre. For more information visit or call the emergency consular helpline on 1300 555 135.

Accessing Money

There are a numerous banks and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in the Sydney CBD. Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (except on public holidays). ATMs are accessible 24 hours a day.

Internet Access

The Internet is readily available on campus during opening hours.

You can purchase portable broadband Wi-Fi and plug and play devices (pre-paid or on a contract/plan) from the service providers below. It is worth doing your research to make sure you get a deal that suits your needs and budget.

Medical Centres

Hyde Park Medical Centre

175 Liverpool Street (Ground Level), Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (02) 9283 1234

Pyrmont Harbourside Medical Centre

174 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW 2000
T: +61 (02) 9518 6655

Sydney Medical, Dental & Cosmetic Centre

Level 1, 70 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (02) 9233 3399

Town Hall Clinic

50 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (02) 9299 4640



Darlinghurst Community Health Centres

301 Forbes St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
T: +61 (02) 8382 1990 or +61 (02) 8382 1997


Places of Worship

Sydney is an accepting and multicultural community welcoming people of all religious beliefs. Below is a list of the closest places of worship to the SAE campus for several faiths.


International Buddhist Association of Australia
382 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000


St Mary’s Cathedral
St Marys Rd, Sydney NSW 2000


Great Synagogue
166 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000


Surry Hills Mosque
175-177 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010


St Georges Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia
201 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000



Sydney transport

Getting around Sydney on public transport is easy. Buses and trains operate throughout the city, suburbs and beyond. A ferry system also services the inner city and harbour suburbs.

Visit NSW Transport Info for ticketing and timetable information, or to plan your journey.

Getting to SAE Sydney

Frequent bus and train services operate near the Sydney campus.

The closest bus stops are:

  • Wynyard Station on York Street. This is directly across the street from the Campus. 
  • York Street near Margaret Street. This stop is only 39m from the Campus.
  • Clarence Street, Opposite York Lane. This stop is located behind the Campus

The closest train station is:

  • Wynyard Station

Car Parking

Some parking stations are situated near the campus, however, car parking in the CBD is limited and can be expensive.

Street parking may be available at night; be aware of clearway regulations.


Sydney has a number of cycleways to help you get around the city on your bike safely and with ease. There is value in planning your route: visit sydneycycleways for more information.




Accommodation in Sydney

There are a number of off-campus accommodation options if you choose to study in Sydney.

Students who are moving to Sydney often stay in a hotel, hostel/guesthouse, or nearby student accommodation when they first arrive. Many students then move into shared rental accommodation when they are more familiar with the city and surrounding areas.

Hostels and Guesthouses

Hostels are usually run by organisations such as Youth Hostels Australia (YHA). Students share kitchen and bathroom facilities. This is an economical, short-term option.

Student Accommodation

Designed specifically for students, you will have the privacy of your own bedroom and bathroom in a shared apartment, with access to larger communal living areas and facilities. We recommend:

Homestay Network

Homestay accommodation gives students an opportunity to live with an Australian family. This is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in Australian life and culture, while maintaining the familiarity and safety of a family environment. Homestay accommodation costs range from AU$260 to AU$300 per week. To find out more, visit

Shared Rental Accommodation

Sharing a rental property is a popular and economic option for both international and local students. If you choose this option you will share the cost of renting a house or apartment with your ‘housemates’. The cost of shared rental accommodation varies depending on the location, size and condition of the premises; you should expect to pay between AU$165-$350 per week. Some things to remember about shared rental accommodation:

  • Landlords require rent to be paid in advance
  • A security bond, equal to one months rent, is required at the beginning of your lease
  • Be prepared to supply your own furniture
  • Cost of utilities such as electricity, water, telephone and Internet is usually in addition to rent

To search for rental properties check out the notice boards on campus, look for advertisements in the local newspapers or go online: or

Living in Australia

Read about living in Australia here.


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