International Students

Living in Melbourne


Melbourne is the world's most livable city – a vibrant multicultural city, and home to more than four million people.

In 2016, Melbourne was named the world's most liveable city for the sixth year in a row on the basis of its low crime rates, world-class healthcare and leading education institutions. (Economist Intelligence Unit's liveability survey of 140 cities).

Melbourne’s attractions include:

  • Over 4000 restaurants
  • A vibrant theatre and arts community
  • A thriving live-music and nightclub scene
  • World renowned coffee culture
  • Host to many music and cultural festivals
  • Hosts the Australian Grand Prix, the Melbourne Cup and the Australian Open
  • Home of Australian Rules football
  • Home to A-League soccer teams, Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart

You won't want to miss these Melbourne attractions:

Melbourne is proud to host many international festivals including:

You can experience our natural wonders – from beautiful beaches and unique wildlife to pristine national parks and wild bushland.

Browse Visit Victoria  for more information on what to see and do.


Melbourne enjoys hot summers, warm springs, mild autumns and crisp winters.

Summer (Dec – Feb) average range 14-25°C
Autumn (Mar – May) average range 11-20°C
Winter (Jun – Aug) average range 7-14°C
Spring (Sep – Nov) average range 10-20°C

Melbourne current weather forecast  on Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology website

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