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There is a lot to love about Melbourne –
just ask the locals. It is no big surprise
to residents that the city is consistently
ranked among the world’s most
liveable cities.
The city of Melbourne has a vibrant
energy, excellent restaurants, fashion
boutiques, cafe-flled laneways, cool
bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious
parks and village-like inner suburbs,
each with its own special character.
Modern, cutting-edge designs add
to the fascinating mix of heritage
architecture and ensure the skyline is
constantly changing.
As a student living in Melbourne, you’ll
be able to take full advantage of all
the attractions offered. You’ll instantly
feel at home in this safe, vibrant and
multicultural city.
Melbourne is set around the shores
of the picturesque Port Phillip Bay
and is enhanced by the Yarra River,
immaculate parks and gardens, public
art, enchanting laneways, classical
buildings and innovative design.
Melbourne is Australia’s events
capital and, as a world-class sporting
destination, its atmosphere is especially
lively during the Formula 1 Australian
Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis
Championships and the Melbourne
Cup Carnival. The city hosted the 2006
Commonwealth Games and has been
named the world’s ’Ultimate Sports
City’ by SportBusiness Group three
times in a row.
The city is famous for its laneways,
stunning waterfront precincts and
trendy neighbourhoods. It's at the
forefront of culinary innovation, offering
more than 3000 restaurants, cafes and
bars, some 75 international cuisines,
boutique beers, creative cocktails and
local and imported wines.
Melbourne is also famous for its many
and varied shopping experiences,
including local designers, outdoor
markets, international boutiques,
comprehensive shopping centres and
department stores. The city’s arcades
and laneways have specialist shops
selling everything from chocolate to
vintage and haute couture. For bargain
shopping, check out the Queen Victoria
Market, and for boutique shops, the
’Paris End’ of Collins Street is a must.
Study in the
heart of Melbourne
Whether you’re a Melburnian, from elsewhere in
Australia or coming here from across the globe,
you’ll love living in this cosmopolitan city.
world’s most liveable
4th most student-friendly
city in the world
Economist Intelligence Unit, Global Liveability
Report 2012
QS Best Student Cities in the World 2012