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Melbourne

Melbourne is a bayside city located in the South East of Australia. It’s known for its lifestyle and is consistently rated as the world’s most liveable city. It’s mix of cultural attractions, sports, shopping and beautiful attractions make it an amazing and enjoyable destination.

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The above graphic shows average temperatures throughout each season.

Melbourne has a climate with warm to hot summers, mild springs and autumns, and cool and sometimes rainy winters. Melbourne can also change weather quickly, including showing all seasons in one day! So make sure you check the weather forecast daily.

ATTRACTIONS

Melbourne is the home of many unique cultural attractions. At the heart is Federation Square, which boasts a the Ian Potter Centre, the home of Australia art. There’s also the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria, Hamer Hall, The Shrine of Remembrance, Crown Casino and Southbank which boast many restaurants along the water.

Melbourne also has many famous laneways with restaurants and laneways, such as Degraves Street. It also has beaches such as in St Kilda, which also has many bars and restaurants.

Within hours of the city are some of the most beautiful attractions in the world, such as the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, and Wilson’s Promontory. Surfers will want to check out Torquay and Bells Beach.

The Twelve Apostles

Located on the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles offers a world class natural beauty only a few hours away from the city.

EVENTS

Australian Open

The Australian Open is the first grand slam tour of the calendar, run in the Melbourne summer month of January.

Melbourne many events all throughout the year. These include the Formula 1, Australian Open Tennis, the Melbourne Cup, and White Night.

Melbourne is also the home of many sports teams and stadiums, including the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. There are many sports teams for football, Australian rules football, rugby, cricket, basketball, making Melbourne the sporting capital of Australia and perhaps the world!

LIVING

Shopping

Melbourne’s CDB is full of shops and malls. Bourke Street mall contains the famous Myer and David Jones stores, whilst a walk up Swanston Street will take you to Melbourne Central. Nestled between them is the most upmarket mall, Emporium. Bargains can be found at DFO in Docklands and South Wharf. Outside of the CDB, Chapel St is the home of fashion in Melbourne and has boutique stores. Also be sure to go to the Queen Victoria Market for diverse shopping and food.

Transport

Melbourne has a vast system of buses, trams and trains. Tourist can enjoy the free tram zone in the Melbourne CBD, the heart of the city. A Myki card is needed to travel outside of the CBD.

Accomodation

Most students choose to live in the Melbourne CBD, or nearby Docklands, in order to take advantage of the free tram zone, and have close access to the majority of schools.

FOOD & DRINKS

Melbourne has a diverse range of foods, including Asian cuisines such as Japanese and Thai, as well as Indian, Greek and Italian foods. There’s also a growing burger culture, and 8-bit in Swanston Street is worth a try.

The nightlife is made of up many bars and rooftops. The Arbory is a popular bar along the Yarra river, whilst Transport is always busy. Naked for Satan is one of the best rooftop destinations amongst many bars in Brunswick Street . Nearby Johnson Street contains Spanish restaurants and the Latin American food store, Casa Iberica. Queen Victoria Market offers a great produce and atmosphere.

Queen Victoria Market

The historic Queen Victoria Market offers fresh produce and many souvenirs. Be sure to visit their night markets!

SCHOOLS IN MELBOURNE