living in melbourne

melbourne is regarded as australia’s ‘cultural capital,’ with more than 4 million people and over 200 ethnic communities. melbourne proudly hosts different cultural events throughout the year from chinese spring festival, to greek easter and more.

world class shopping 

melbourne is the home of shopping with huge inner city department stores and small suburban boutiques. whether you’re looking for a professional attire or outfits for different social events, there is always something for any occasion or budget.

the great outdoors 

melbournians love the beach during summer; from local beaches in st kilda and port melbourne to those on the mornington peninsula.

melbourne is also 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 spectacular views and serene ornamental lake.

tourist attractions 

melbourne is close to many tourist attractions that make for perfect day trips. explore the majestic beaches and rugged coastal scenery of the great ocean road; discover the forests and towns of the dandenong ranges and relive the gold rush days in historic ballarat.

delicious food 

melbourne’s restaurant scene is renowned for being fresh and diverse, with specialised chinese, italian and middle eastern restaurants- just to name a few.

fresh food markets are central to melbourne’s food culture. preston market is melbourne’s last privately owned fresh food market, and is just minutes from Le Student 8. the queen victoria market is located at the city’s edge with a range of retailers from florists, coffee wholesalers, fruit and vegetable vendors, artisan butchers and more.

australia’s sporting hub 

as australia’s sporting capital, melbourne hosts weekly games from afl to soccer, basketball to the grand prix. whether you’re watching these games from front row seats in the stadium, or on the big projector screen at federation square, sporting fans will never miss a game.

famous art scene 

australia has a dynamic arts scene with world-class galleries, yearly arts festivals and a proud culture of performing arts. with student ticketing prices available at all exhibitions and events, you won’t have to miss out on anything