Melbourne is a welcoming city renowned for its cafe culture, restaurants, creativity and vibrant arts scene.  Melbourne is a food heaven with its eclectic mix and diverse range of ethnicities .  It has a hip and young vibe.  With cultural and artistic festivals, fairs and its bustling neighbourhoods Melbourne is alive.   Melbourne is the place many choose when coming as international students and it has strong University roots. Melbourne has a large and well-run public transport system with trams, trains and buses . As they are  frequent with most areas well covered, students find it easy to navigate around the city and surrounds.  

When you are not studying or sampling the gourmet fare you may like to go for a drive on the famous Great Ocean Road or visit the picturesque towns and villages on the edges of Melbourne.  In the winter you can also enjoy skiing on the snow fields in the famous National Parks.

Population – 5.19 Million

Temperatures & Weather

  • Summer (December – February) – temperatures between 14 – 25.3°C
  • Autumn (March – May) temperatures ranging from 10.9 – 20.3°C
  • Winter (June – August) 6.5 – 14.2°C (43.7 – 57.6°F), and snow falls in the north-east of Victoria,
  • Spring (September – November) 9.6 – 19.6°C (49.3 – 67.3°F)

Tourist attractions
Following are some tourist attractions in Melbourne

  • Federation Square
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Sports Museum
  • Southbank and Arts Centre Melbourne
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Arcades and Laneways
  • Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building
  • Yarra River Cruise
  • Docklands
  • Queen Victoria Market

Average house price
Median house price in Melbourne is $737,000

Average rental cost – $454

Average overseas student rental/accommodation cost
Rent for a share house can range anywhere from $150 to $300 per week, with the cost of a room in a shared house is roughly $150 a week.

Areas/suburbs in which students and overseas students would live

  • Brunswick, Coburg and Northcote
  • Kew
  • Hawthorn
  • Carnegie, Oakleigh, and Caulfield
  • South Yarra and Prahran
  • Docklands
  • Flemington, North Melbourne and Kensington
  • Footscray and Maribyrnong
  • Yarra-North

Potential part time work for overseas students
Top 5 Jobs for Students

  • Bar staff
  • Wait Staff
  • Retail Staff
  • Nanny & Babysitting
  • Food Delivery

Sports are played in Melbourne

  • Australian rules football (also known as AFL)
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Tennis