Arriving in Melbourne
On this page you will find information on what to do when you arrive in Melbourne, how to get around the city and how to find the CSU Study Centre.
Arriving at the airport
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is the main international airport closest to the city of Melbourne.
When your flight lands at the airport, you have collected your luggage and have passed through customs, make your way to the Travellers’ Information Service desk on the ground floor of the international arrivals hall in Terminal 2. Here you will find the Student Welcome Desk where you can get assistance in finding your way into Melbourne and to your accommodation.
Getting into Melbourne
The SkyBus is the easiest way to get from Tullamarine Airport to the city.
SkyBus runs every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Southern Cross train station in the centre of the CBD, making it easy to travel onwards to your accommodation by bus, train or tram.
For more information, visit the SkyBus website.
You can catch a taxi from the designated taxi ranks located outside the Tullamarine Airport terminal buildings.
Uber is also available in Melbourne which you can arrange via the app. The Airport charges a $4.48 access fee for Uber pickups, which is automatically added to your fare when you request a ride on the app.
Getting to CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Address: 30 Church Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Find out more about CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Public transport in Melbourne
Public Transport Victoria operate public transport services in Melbourne.
The easiest and most cost effective way to get around Melbourne is on public transport. We recommend you purchase a Myki card when you arrive, which can be used on buses, trains and trams in the greater Melbourne area. You can buy a Myki card at the major train stations in Melbourne and at selected retailers.
Melbourne's has a free tram travel zone in the CBD and the number 35 City Circle tramline that runs from the Docklands area to Parliament House is also free.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website to find out more.
Melbourne Bike Share is the city's public bike hire service.
You can hire a bike from any of the 50 bike share stops around the Melbourne by purchasing a day or weekly pass through the app. Cycing is a cheap and sustainable option for travel around the city, and will give you the chance to get to know the real Melbourne.
Find out more on the Melbourne Bike Share website.
Melbourne is located on the south coast of Australia. It is known for its mild climate and changeable weather conditions, so much so Australians have a saying that Melbourne can experience four seasons in one day.
It can be very windy in Melbourne throughout the year and tends to be rainy and cooler in the winter and spring (June to November) at around 10°C. During the summer (December to February), it is very sunny and is prone to short heatwaves where temperatures can go over 30°C.
Find out more about why you should choose to study in Melbourne.