Welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s best student city.

Whether you are a returning student, or new to Victoria, we are here to help you get the most out of student life in Melbourne and Victoria.

Getting Started

Are you embarking on your study journey in Melbourne, Victoria?

Check out our video series below for a comprehensive pre-arrival guide, tips on managing the cost of living and budgeting, navigating public transport, and finding suitable accommodation.

Your pre-arrival guide
Cost of living
Public transport

Once you arrive

Study Melbourne offers international students free and confidential support services, cultural experiences, social events and employability programs that enable you to thrive during your studies.

Check out our video series below for a comprehensive guide on settling in, opening a bank account, making new friends, and staying safe!

Welcome to Melbourne and Victoria
Settling in
How to open a bank account
Making new friends
Safety and Scams

Things to do

You can find so many things to explore and experience as a student in Melbourne and Victoria. There’s something for everyone in Melbourne and beyond, including lots of free and fun things to do.

Join Study Melbourne’s free events and programs to build job readiness skills, discover new experiences, make new friends, and build your networks. Check our events calendar for ideas or visit the City of Melbourne’s What’s On and Visit Victoria webpage.

If you need support

You can find programs and support services for international students through your education provider, your local council, and through student and community groups throughout Victoria.

Our friendly, multi-lingual staff at the Study Melbourne Hub can also help. We can answer your questions about health, accommodation, safety, work rights and managing your finances.

Contact the Hub by email or call 1800 056 449.

Study Melbourne Empowered

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