Cost Of Living: High

Melbourne is one of Australia’s most beautiful and loved cities. With a thriving arts scene & Sports scene there is something for just about everyone in Melbourne. They have a thriving multicultural community that prides itself on acceptance and understanding of different cultures. Melbourne has been voted one of the world most livable cities a number of time so that should tell you that they are doing something right in this beautiful part of the world.

Melbourne has a reputation for its changeable weather. A tip for any visitor is to be prepared for anything – take an umbrella and wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed. As a general rule, Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers, mild and sometimes balmy springs and autumns, and cold winters.

Public Transport

Public transport in Melbourne would have the best public transport in Australia hands down. Trams and Trains are the life blood of the city taking you absolutely anywhere you need to go. There is also a free city circle tram that runs every hour that will take you to just about anywhere in the city. As well as this Melbourne city council has a number of public bike racks that for a small fee you can hire a bike and explore this amazing city.


Home Stay: Home stay Accommodation is wonderful short or long term option. Home Stay is when you stay with an Australian family. You are provided with meals and a fully furnished bedroom. This is a very popular option for International Students because you get to surround yourself with an English Speaking family who will help you and support throughout your study.

Price: From $250 – $350 per week AUD

Hostels: There are lots of Hostels in different locations all over Melbourne. Hostels are a perfect short stay option with very good pricing and the opportunity to make friends from all over the world.

Price: From $30 – $80 per night AUD

Share House: Share houses are a perfect long term option for International students. You can get share houses all over Melbourne. There are numerous web sites and message boards where you can find different properties to rent depending on your needs.

Price: From $100 – $300 per week AUD