The capital of cool
Melbourne is well-known as Australia’s coolest city. As a major cultural centre, the city boasts a packed program of festivals and events from Melbourne Comedy Festival to Melbourne Fashion Week.
The vibrant music scene in Melbourne sets it apart from all other cities in Australia – or the world: Melbourne is said to have more live music venues per capita than any other city in the world. With European-style al fresco dining, rooftop bars and late-night venues, Melbourne’s nightlife is fun and accessible.
On the streets of the CBD, you’ll find leading international and Australian fashion brands and restaurants which make for a stylish shopping and vibrant dining experience.
Melbourne also enjoys a flourishing arts scene and a dynamic theatre district attracting internationally renowned exhibitions and shows.
The gold rush may be over but there’s still plenty to find in regional Victoria
Victoria features an enticing array of regions, attractions and study options. Once the draw of an international gold rush in mid-1800s, regional centres such as Daylesford and Castlemaine are quaint towns with rich histories and beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
The larger regional centres offer internationally recognised qualifications and a more relaxed and affordable student experience. Cities like Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo allow you to experience the best of both worlds: you can study outside of Melbourne and still be able to travel to the capital easily via public transport. In regional Victoria, explore sweeping coastlines, snow-capped mountains, lush fern gullies, historic hamlets and broad windswept plains.
Students who choose to study in Victoria will be living in a welcoming, safe and vibrant state that offers world-class study options and a wide range of things to do. Wherever you’re from, Victoria offers a premium student experience, and opens doors to global experiences and opportunities.