‘Hanging Local’ is a program for international university students to uncover the tourism hotspots of Melbourne’s west.

‘Hanging Local’ is a program for international university students to uncover the tourism hotspots of Melbourne’s west.


Developed in partnership with Western Melbourne Tourism, Get Lost Travel Group and Victoria University, and with funding through the Victorian Government’s Study Melbourne program, ‘Hanging Local’ aims to get international students out and about exploring their local neighbourhoods, making new friends and feeling more at home.


It will also assist students in broadening their knowledge of local experiences across Melbourne’s west to show off to their family and friends when they visit.


‘Hanging Local’ will take international students on subsidised group tours to places right here in their backyard which they may not usually visit such as Organ Pipes National Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo or Altona Beach. They will be a mix of immersive experiences from nature walks or cycling tours, photography workshops to evening events or food and bar hops with other local students.