Living in Melbourne

Melbourne has been consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the world. It is the second largest city in Australia and has been coined the cultural capital. We celebrate a diversity of people, art and music.

What has put this city on the map is it’s stability, healthcare, culture, infrastructure and of course education. It is a renown financial and commercial center, its population of about 5 million can also enjoy beautiful architecture and parks, delicious food and breathtaking views of the ocean.

Melbourne checks boxes whether you are a city slicker, seeking an adventure outdoors or looking for a safe suburb to raise a family. The University of Melbourne located in Parkville is situated at the edge of the city, giving you access to all that it has to offer.

Getting around

Melbourne is well serviced with trains, buses, trams, taxis and ridesharing services. Melbourne's public transport operates with a myki ticket system which is a reusable travel card for trams, trains and buses across Melbourne and regional Victoria. You can visit the Public Transport Victoria website for information on getting around and ticket pricing.

It's also a very easy city to get around by foot or bike, particularly in and around the University's Parkville Campus. If you will be staying in Melbourne longer term and are interested in getting a car, the Vic Roads website provides information about driving in Melbourne and Victoria including licensing and registrations requirements.

Public Transport Victoria

MyKi Tickets


Neighbourhood guide

Melbourne's rich in culture and every neighbourhood has its own flare. Here's an intro to where you'll fit in!

Melbourne Area Guide

Things to do

Melbourne's events calendar is jam packed. Below are some go-to sources to stay up to day on Melbourne all things food & drink, art & design, entertainment, sports events and major exhibitions.

Time Out Melbourne

Concrete Playground

What’s on in Melbourne


Parks and recreation

If exploring the great outdoors is your thing, then a short drive out of the city will be in the cards. Here's what you can visit just a few hours away.

Parks Victoria

Great Ocean Road

Mornington Peninsula

Yarra Valley