Praised for its culture, education, public safety and infrastructure, Melbourne is a forward thinking and progressive Australian City.
Like many Australian cities, Melbourne is highly planned and well-designed meaning commuting in all forms is relatively easy, which is welcomed considering the city is home to 8 universities spread across the city, each unique and appealing in its own right.
The weather here can be fun and the saying of four seasons in one day may well have originated from Melbourne’s unpredictable climate. Entertainment wise, Melbourne is a hive of restaurants, cafes, culture, trendy bars and bustling night clubs.
Melbourne is host to several international culture events and music festivals throughout the year, meaning there's always something in the planner. Federation Square in the centre of the city is often the venue for many events and symbolises the diversity of Melbourne.
Sport is a big part of Australian life and Melbourne is no exception, hosting a variety of major competitions including Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Open and the cricket Boxing Day Test.
Melbourne is widely noted for its coffee and the diversity of the food available here. Cuisine of all forms can be enjoyed in Melbourne's many well known restaurants or in some of its lesser known eateries hidden away from the crowds. The laneway culture-hidden shops and bars away from the main busy streets, should be noted in Melbourne.
Besides the unique bars and cafes tucked away, you should expect a unique shopping experience amongst the independent traders and local markets. The Queen Victoria market is also a must as the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere with many a bargain to be discovered. With its mix of culture, entertainment, hidden gems and excellent transport links, Melbourne will produce the back drop to an incredible student experience.
Be prepared to live life to the max in Australia's most liveable city.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- Deakin University
- Victoria University Melbourne Australia
- University of Melbourne
- Swinburne University of Technology
- RMIT University
- La Trobe University
- Monash University
Melbourne's famous tramway system is the largest outside Europe
A person from Melbourne is called a Melburnian
Melbourne is only city in the world to host both a F1 GP & a tennis Grand Slam tournament