International student accommodation
Melbourne is a dynamic, world-class city with so much to explore and discover. Our international student accommodation in Melbourne is ideal for getting to know this exciting city.
If you want to be where the action is, our off-campus accommodation is the perfect spot to be in! It’s located at the edge of inner Melbourne, an area bursting with cafés, galleries and entertainment.
Known as the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is Australia’s most tolerant, multicultural and sophisticated city. With more than 4 million people and over 200 ethnic communities, it’s a melting pot of diverse cultures. There are also many cultural events, such as the famous Chinese New Year, celebrated in the local area.
Discover world class shopping
Melbourne is the home of shopping, from upmarket designer fashion in Toorak to edgy young designers in Fitzroy and the retail heaven of large shopping malls like Northland. You’ll also find great discount shopping in the city centre, Preston, nearby Collingwood and Richmond.
Experience the great outdoors
In summer, Melburnians flock to the trendy St Kilda Beach with its historic pier and cafés, as well as further afield to the many bay beaches that line the coastal suburbs.
Melbourne is a city of greenery and open spaces, studded with parks and gardens. The Royal Botanic Gardens on the city’s southern edge is famous for its sweeping views and pretty ornamental lake.
Venture to out-of-town tourist attractions
Melbourne is close to many out-of-town tourist attractions that are perfect for day trips. Glimpse the cute fairy penguins waddle ashore at Phillip Island, or explore the majestic beaches and rugged coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road. Discover the timeless forests and quaint villages of the Dandenong Ranges. Relive the Gold Rush days in historic Bendigo or Ballarat, or enjoy a soothing spa at Hepburn Springs.
Choose from a huge array of delicious food
Melbourne’s restaurants have an international reputation for fresh, original food. The city centre has a large number of prestige restaurants but it’s also full of fabulous, reasonably priced Chinese, Thai and Malaysian cafés, and even has its own Chinese restaurant area, Chinatown.
Carlton is the place for delicious Italian food, while Brunswick has many delightful Middle Eastern restaurants, and Indian food can be found in most suburbs. Melbourne has also developed a culture of tiny wine bars in the city centre that locals love.
Victoria Market, at the city’s edge, is a total experience, with fantastic buskers, friendly vendors, aisles of cheap veggies, international delicatessen and bustling meat hall.
Enjoy some of the world’s great sporting events
Melburnians enjoy a year-round calendar of major sporting events. The Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place in March, while locals brave the cooler weather to watch AFL during winter. The cricket season comes to the fore in summer, and includes the famous Boxing Day Test. In January, the Australian Open tennis tournament holds the city in thrall.
Explore Melbourne’s flourishing arts scene
Melbourne’s two major galleries are the NGV International and the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square. The Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Arts Festival are highlights of the arts calendar.
The Melbourne Theatre Company and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are two of the city’s best-loved institutions, but each week there are dozens of theatre and musical events. For film lovers, there’s a cinema in Northland Shopping Centre in Preston, and the world’s third-largest screen at the IMAX cinema in Carlton!