Discovering Chatswood

Whether you’re new to Sydney or already a local, finding new and exciting hubs to explore is always fun. Luckily for you, we’ve done our research and found that one of the most vibrant student suburbs in Sydney is… Chatswood! It’s between the SIBT Sydney Campus and Macquarie Campus and it’s perfectly accessible by train or bus. It’s a fun, lively destination with various activities to keep your social calendar packed so you’re never at a loss for things to do.

So what do you want to know about Chatswood? Where to eat, live, and have fun of course!


Food is always a hot topic of conversation. For most of us, if we’re not eating, we’re thinking about what we’re going to eat next or where to go for brunch, lunch or dinner with friends at the weekend. Chatswood is fast becoming a go-to foodie destination with an abundance of restaurant and café choices available. No matter what type of food you like – Thai, sushi, Malaysian or just coffee and a sweet treat – Chatswood has something on offer for you. Here’s our top list of must-try eateries:

  1. New Shanghai – for delicious dumplings
  2. Elbow Room Espresso – for a pick-me-up coffee
  3. Hu’s Inn – for finger licking Taiwanese chicken wings
  4. Chatswood Mall Market – for a quick bite in between shopping
  5. Makoto – for super fresh sushi and sashimi



When you take the leap and decide that you want to study in SIBT one of the first things you need to organise is where to live. Fortunately, we can try to relieve the stress of looking for a place by recommending Iglu Student Accommodation in Chatswood. Visit the SIBT website to find out more about accommodation choices.


Things to do

Monday - Vivid

You’ll never be stuck for things to do in Chatswood! This month, the famous Vivid Festival has taken over the suburb and transformed it into an underwater fantasy. After dark, light-filled water installations and glowing creatures are brought to life creating an animated aquarium and seascape. The area is buzzing with pop-up food, bars and entertainment until 8 June and it’s a fantastic experience to enjoy with friends. Here’s a snapshot of event details and ideas of things to do.

Monday - Vivid 2






So… what are you waiting for? Explore the vibrant suburb of Chatswood today. For more ideas and to keep up to date with upcoming events, visit:

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