Living in Melbourne


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No matter where you’re from in the world, you’ll feel at home in Melbourne.

Are you relocating for your research degree? You'll soon see why Melbourne is Australia's most liveable city. It's a vibrant multicultural hub with a population of more than five million people.

Getting around is easy, with public transport options and convenient bike paths. The temperate weather means you can enjoy a wide range of sports and cultural events all year round.

Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city. There's a wide range of accommodation solutions to fit all budgets and lifestyles – from shared apartments to private house rentals. You're sure to find something that suits, whether you're based in Melbourne or at one of our regional campuses.

At first glance, Melbourne can seem expensive. But our cost of living information will help you make smart decisions about how to manage your budget.

First published on 17 February 2022.

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