Launceston is generous when it comes to looking after students. Most outlets offer some student discounts and public transport is your friend. Most fares are nearly half the price of those in the major capitals. Full-time students may even be eligible for free passes or discount fares with Metro Tasmania’s buses. Year-round, there are a range of free events and activities, including Active Launceston’s exercise programs. Launceston has some great Asian food stores and a big range of supermarkets. Each weekend, stallholders at the Evandale and Esk Markets have a great range of cheap vegies straight from local farms.
Launceston is a student city; it has a tight knit sense of community and welcomes newconers. If you are a University of Tasmania student and you choose to live on or off campus, you are likely to pay up to 20% less than you would for similar accommodation in a major capital city. The University of Tasmania offers five halls of residence - all within 10 minutes of major shopping centres.
Launceston Church Grammar School and Scotch Oakburn College boarding provide resident tutors and chefs that cater for a diverse range of dietary needs. Both offer safe and supervised accommodation in homely environments and facilitate excellent opportunities for academic success.