Living in Melbourne

CSU Melbourne student

Melbourne is considered to be the best city for students studying in Australia (QS Best Student Cities 2018)

A cool study destination with bags of personality

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, the multicultural city of Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria. International students in Melbourne can experience cosmopolitan city living, with forests and mountains to explore just a short distance away. 

Melbourne is an exciting and creative city that attracts some of the best artists, musicians, foodies and designers in the world. The city has a thriving central business district, surrounded by eclectic innercity suburbs such as Fitzroy, Brunswick, St Kilda and Prahran. From grand Victorian-era buildings like Flinders Street Station and the buzzing Queen Victoria market, to bang-up-to-date contemporary areas like Federation Square, Melbourne brings together the past and present. Student life in Melbourne is a truly unique and unforgettable experience.


For a sizeable cosmopolitan city, Melbourne has a very relaxed atmosphere, offering a variety of city centre green spaces to enjoy. 

Shopping, eating and festivals feature high on the list of things to do in the city. Known as the fashion capital of Australia, Melbourne offers a diverse range of stores, from world-famous designers to local, independent labels. It is also world-famous for its thriving coffee culture, so take some time to unwind in one of the city's independent cafes in the laneways and suburbs. Take in some of the city's annual sporting and entertainment events, such as the Australian Open Tennis Championships in January, the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October, and the Melbourne Cup in November which is a public holiday in the state of Victoria.

Delicious food

Melburnians love their food and there are a huge variety of world cuisines to choose from. Melbourne’s vast markets, independent cafes and speciality shops have something for everyone. Enjoy brunch with friends on a Saturday morning, a real Melbourne tradition, have fish and chips on the beach at St Kilda, or see what’s offer around CSU Study Centre in the CBD.

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