Life in Melbourne as a Student

All you need to know about Victoria's capital - more often than not the most liveable city in the world.

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Australia's self-proclaimed capital of culture, Melbourne likes to think of itself as the Berlin of the Southern Hemisphere. Obsessed with everything from coffee to the latest fad that's sweeping the inner-city trendies, this city and its nearly 5 million inhabitants are much-loved all over the world. Coming to Melbourne to study? Study Melbourne is a great place to start.

We've put together below some key things you need to know about the city in general and life in Melbourne as a student. 

Where the Students Live

Inner-North (Carlton, Fitzroy, Brunswick)

Once called home by Melbourne's working class and post-WW2 immigrants, the inner-north of Melbourne is now where the latest trends are instigated. Being different, whether it be through fashion or lifestyle choices is all part of living in this area. As a result, being 'north of the Yarra' is currently en vogue. Excellent proximity to the city universities of RMIT and Melbourne Uni also make this area highly desirable for students.

Eastern-suburbs (Hawthorn, Camberwell, Burwood)

Tree-lined streets and populated by young families, the eastern-suburbs of Melbourne are beautifully established and full of charm, and history. Rich in tradition and serviced by trams, trains and buses, this side of the city is excellently connected. With Swinburne University (Hawthorn) and Deakin University (Burwood) calling the east home, areas in and around are very well catered for students.


The Sights of Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground (East Melbourne)

The heart and soul of Melbourne, this Colosseum-like stadium when packed in with 100,000 people creates a truly unrivaled atmosphere. Home to sporting stories and traditions, some forged over a century ago, this ground is the best place in the country to watch Australia's two favourite sports, Cricket and Australian Rules Football (AFL). 

Hosier Lane (Melbourne)

Is it art? Is it graffiti? Is it even legal, or is it private property? We'll let you be the judge, however there is no denying that Hosier Lane and many of the other laneways in and around Melbourne are a huge attraction and draw many visitors everyday to take them all in.

Eureka Skydeck (Southbank)

Currently the city's tallest building, the Eureka Skydeck is without any doubt the best way to get a bird's eye view over the city and it's nearly 5 million residents. Take a friend for free too with our exclusive 2 for 1 offer!


Things that bring Melburnians together

Universities in Melbourne

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Fitzroy | More information

Deakin University

Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warnambool | More information

Federation University

Mt Helen | More information

Monash University

Clayton, Caulfield, Frankston | More information

RMIT University

Melbourne, Bundoora | More information

Swinburne University

Hawthorn, Croydon, Wantirna | More information

The University of Melbourne

Parkville, Southbank, Werribee, Burnley | More information


Fun Facts

Famous for: Coffee and fashion 

Heat-wise: Melbourne achieved a record 46.4°c | 7 February, 2009

Keeping it cool: Melburnians breezed through -2.8°c | 21 July, 1869

Someone who lives in Melbourne is a: 'Melburnian'


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