Living in Melbourne
Melbourne is the state capital city of Victoria and is located on the coast in the south of Australia.
The city is Australia's cultural hub, home to a unique and thriving arts scene, independent and vintage stores, and some of the best food the country has to offer.
Why study in Melbourne?
- The best student city in Australia
Melbourne is a very student-friendly city, and has recognised by QS University Rankings 2018 as the best student city in Australia and the third best in the world. Studying in Melbourne, students get to experience a high standard of living, a wide variety of activities and inclusive multicultural communities.
- Cosmopolitan lifestyle
Located on the Yarra River, Melbourne has a relaxed atmosphere, with plenty of public parks and green spaces to enjoy. The city is also famous for it's European-style café culture, with the narrow eclectic laneways in the CBD and the wide streets of neighbourhoods such as Fitzroy, Brunswick and Prahran full of independent cafés that are busy throughout the day and into the evening.
- Creative capital
Melbourne is famous for its flourishing arts and culture, with a host of popular museums, over 100 galleries and a thriving live music scene to experience across the city. The city is home to many arts and music festivals throughout the year, with events to suit every taste. Melbourne is also Australia's fashion capital, home to big global brands, small local designers and a large number of popular vintage shops.
- Food from around the world
Melbourne is home to communities from around the world, making it a welcoming, multicultural city with an exciting food scene. You can find cafés and restaurants serving cuisines from across the globe to suit any budget all around the city. Melbourne also has a large number of public markets, selling global food and ingredients alongside local specialities.
A short distance from Melbourne is the Yarra Valley and numerous national parks, full of iconic Australian wildlife and beautiful nature walks. Take a trip to the beach at St Kilda and visit the restored Luna Park amusement park. You can also take in some of the city's popular annual sporting events, such as the Australian Open Tennis Championships in January and the Melbourne Cup in November which is a public holiday in the state of Victoria.