Melbourne has once again been named Australia's Best Student City.

Since 2015, Melbourne has held the title, and in the latest QS Best Student Cities ranking, Melbourne moved up globally to #4.

This remarkable achievement reflects Melbourne's outstanding educational offerings, exceptional quality of life, and abundant opportunities for students.

Australia's most liveable city

Melbourne’s not only Australia’s most liveable city, but is now the 3rd most liveable city in the world!

Melbourne has moved up seven ranks on this year’s Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2023.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) assessed more than 170 cities across categories such as stability, health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.

Across five broad categories, Melbourne scored a perfect 100 in Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Education.

When you study in Melbourne, you'll be living in a safe and vibrant city that offers world-class study options, services and career building programs.

Melbourne has been voted the friendliest city in the world

The company William Russell compiled the list based on a number of factors it deemed most important: resident happiness, safety, LGBTQI+ inclusivity, top attractions and highest-rated hotels.

Melbourne scored 7.296 out of 10 based on data from city residents’ quality of life. The city is forward-thinking, rapidly growing and is recognised for being a fully open, inclusive and competitive, as well as a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community.

Read the full story on the William Russell website.

Support for you - 24/7 at the Study Melbourne Hub

The Study Melbourne Hub offers free and confidential information, referrals and practical support for Victoria’s international students.

Our multilingual staff offer wellbeing support, including help with accommodation, health, employment and legal problems.

If you know anyone in our international student community who needs extra support, please encourage them to contact our team via email at or call 1800 056 449.