Living in Melbourne

CSU Melbourne student

Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city - The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking 2016

Introducing a cool study destination with bags of personality.

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, multicultural Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria. Beautiful beaches, abundant forests and mountains, offering perfect hiking, skiing and climbing conditions, surround a city with a personality all of its own.

Melbourne attracts some of the best artists, musicians, foodies and designers in the world, to its thriving urban hub and the characterful suburbs of St. Kilda, Fitzroy and Carlton. From grand, restored Victorian-era buildings such as Flinders Street Station to bang-up-to-date contemporary areas like Federation Square, the city brings together the past and present in a creative combination of styles. 

For a sizeable cosmopolitan city, Melbourne has an uncommonly calm demeanour, offering plenty of leafy parks for peaceful reflection, and a chance to choose a style and pace that suits you.

Known as the fashion capital of Australia, it offers a diverse range of outlets housing labels ranging from chic designer to edgy independent. Shopping, eating and festivals feature high on the city’s list of favourite things to do. Make sure you clear some space in your diary for one or two of the annual sporting and entertainment events…

January – The Australian Open Tennis Championships

March – Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix

March / April – The International Comedy Festival

October – Melbourne International Arts Festival

November – Spring Racing Carnival, culminating in the Melbourne Cup

Love food?

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to fill your calendar with a whole raft of foodie events held in the city throughout the year. Melbourne’s markets, cafes and speciality shops are a showcase for cuisines from around the world. Try out the variety of budget-friendly options around the CSU Study Centre itself. And explore the bustling stalls of the Victoria Markets. A visit to the quaint and quirky cafes of the laneways will help you understand exactly why the world raves about the coffee here.

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