Melbourne is a welcoming and safe student city that is consistently ranked as the most liveable and best student city in Australia.
Whether you are studying an undergraduate or post graduate degree, an English language course or vocational training, Melbourne delivers an unforgettable student experience for more than 180,000 international students from 160 countries every year.
Enjoy Melbourne’s vibrant arts, sport, food and coffee culture and its clean green spaces and top ranked universities.
As Australia’s epicentre for world-class education and research, the state of Victoria also boasts regional student cities offering spectacular scenery, welcoming communities, generous post study work rights and a relaxed lifestyle.
Australia’s most liveable city
Melbourne’s not only Australia’s most liveable city but is now the 3rd most liveable city in the world!
Melbourne has moved up seven ranks on this year’s Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2023.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) assessed more than 170 cities across categories such as stability, health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.
Across five broad categories, Melbourne scored a perfect 100 in Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Education.
When you study in Melbourne, you’ll be living in a safe and vibrant city that offers world-class study options, services and career building programs.
The 7 Best Things about living in Melbourne
Melbourne is Australia’s premier destination for international students – and it’s easy to see why! With a thriving music and sports scene, plenty of shopping options, laneways covered in vibrant art, world-famous events year-round, and the best coffee you’ll ever try, just to name a few, there are countless amazing things about living in Melbourne. Here, we outline the top seven reasons to choose Melbourne, the Victorian capital, as your study destination.
Melbourne is packed with culture, arts and sporting events
From the Formula One Grand Prix to music festivals, exhibitions and cultural experiences, there’s an unforgettable time to be had in Melbourne, no matter your interests.
Some of Melbourne’s biggest music festivals include St Jerome’s Laneway (set to return in 2023), Meredith, For the Love and Falls Festival, which takes place on New Year’s Eve. If you’re more of a film buff, don’t miss Australia’s biggest film festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival.
There are also plenty of budget-friendly events and activities on offer. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria or the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art to see art from around the world. For a more leisurely arts experience, take a walk through Melbourne’s world-famous laneways and enjoy the street art and unique vibe. Hosier Lane is the best place to see Melbourne’s street art, so don’t miss it when you take a stroll through the city.
Diversity from Around the World
Melbourne thrives on its diversity, with cultures from around the world represented in its population. As a result, the city hosts a wide selection of cultural festivals and celebrations abound in Melbourne. Celebrate Italian culture at Melbourne Italian Festa, Vietnamese New Year at Tet Lunar New Year Festival, Chinese culture at the Melbourne Chinese New Year Festival and Greek culture at the Antipodes Greek Festival.
Melbourne’s diversity means you’ll also find cuisines from around the world throughout the city, from dumplings to moussaka to chicken tikka masala and so much more.
Offering a welcoming community and incredible amenities, Melbourne is a vibrant city to call home.
About City of Greater Dandenong
The City of Greater Dandenong is located in Melbourne’s south east and is made up of 10 suburbs including Springvale, Dandenong and Noble Park.
Greater Dandenong is one of Melbourne’s most multicultural areas with residents from over 150 birthplaces. Around 60 per cent of residents were born overseas and nearly two thirds of residents speak languages other than English at home.
Greater Dandenong is full of restaurants, shopping centres and activities that your family will enjoy.Dandenong is situated around 30 kilometres from Melbourne in the city’s south-eastern suburbs.
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