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New Beginnings in Sydney: The Lord Mayor’s Welcome for International Students

This article is sponsored by City of Sydney

Welcome to your new adventure in Sydney! As you begin this exciting journey of education and exploration, the City of Sydney invites you to the Lord Mayor’s Welcome for International Students.

This special event is designed to give you a warm introduction to the city, its people and the many opportunities that await you. Whether you’re just arriving or looking to learn a little more about your home away from home, this evening promises to be a memorable start to your Sydney experience. 

Details at a glance

Date: Wednesday, 6 March
Time: 6pm – 8pm; doors open at 5pm
Venue: Sydney Town Hall  (483 George St, Sydney NSW 2000)
Admission: Free, but registration is essential

What to expect

This event is the perfect introduction to the life you’ll experience in this city. Let’s give you a sneak peek of what’s in store:

Cultural experiences: Begin your adventure with a traditional Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony, followed by captivating performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Don’t miss the digital artwork showcase by the esteemed First Nations artist, Virtual Songlines, offering a dive into Australia’s rich indigenous culture.

Entertainment: The night promises non-stop entertainment with an electrifying DJ set by Sheba Williams and an impressive K-pop dance cover by the Orbit Dance Crew. Enjoy complimentary food, and capture all the fun moments and your new friendships at the photo booth, all part of your warm welcome to the Sydney student community.

Valuable connections: Meet new friends and connect with essential support services from organisations like Study NSW, NSW Health, Transport for NSW, The Centre for Volunteering, Seek.com, City of Sydney pools, libraries and more. These interactions are designed to help you navigate and thrive in your new environment.

Celebration of international student achievements: Celebrate the achievements of 24 international student ambassadors graduating from the City of Sydney’s award-winning leadership and ambassador program. Hear from students like Kamashi Sharma Pokhrel, who emphasises the importance of this event in discovering the support and opportunities that are available to international students in Sydney. “The Lord Mayor’s event is not only about welcoming international students,” Kamashi notes. “It’s all about informing them that we are behind them to support in each and every situation.”

Find out more about what you can expect on the City of Sydney website.

Photography: Damian Shaw, City of Sydney.

Register now!

This event is more than just a welcome; it’s your first step towards finding your place in Sydney, understanding the resources available to you and building networks that will enrich your student life. From cultural experiences to practical support, the Lord Mayor’s Welcome is your first step to a rewarding experience in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to kickstart your Sydney adventure. Register here to secure your spot!

This event is presented by the City of Sydney and supported by Study NSW.


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