Life In Melbourne

This city brimming with creativity eagerly awaits your arrival. Immerse yourself in its vibrant culture and boundless energy, fuel your imagination, and explore the multitude of experiences it has waiting for you!

Why Melbourne?

Melbourne is a bustling, cosmopolitan city in the south-east of Australia that’s home to fantastic restaurants, bars and cafes, top-class educational institutions, and a diverse population. Thanks to its many wonderful qualities, Melbourne is now a hugely popular destination for international students from all over the world.

Live, study and work in one of the world’s most livable cities!

Melbourne’s not only Australia’s most liveable city, but is now the 3rd most liveable city in the world!

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.

This impressive accomplishment mirrors Melbourne’s exceptional educational options, remarkable quality of life, and the wealth of opportunities available for students.


Melbourne is on the more expensive end among Australia’s capital cities, but you will be rewarded with excitement and fun things to do around every corner. And, like any other location, it is going to be more expensive to live near the CBD than it is to live further out in the suburbs.

A variety of high standard student accommodation is available to suit different budgets and needs. Students can opt to live in a student accommodation or with an Australian family. Shared accommodation with other students is also common and popular.

Looking for a place to stay? Check out our partnership with Co-Living Melbourne


Melbourne is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city rich in culture and tradition. Melbourne is renowned for its:

  • Rich cultural and musical festivals. Melbourne hosts international cultural events and arts festivals.
  • Thriving dining and restaurant culture with unique laneways and cafes.
  • World class shopping.
  • Lush and attractive parks and gardens such as Fitzroy Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Treasury Gardens.
  • Entertainment venues with vibrant night-life: theatres, bars and night-clubs.
  • World class recreation and sporting facilities. Melbourne hosts major international sporting events.


Melbourne’s known for its unpredictable weather. For anyone dropping by, it’s a good call to stay ready for anything – pack an umbrella and opt for layered clothing that you can easily add or shed. Generally, Melbourne flaunts a moderate climate with warm summers, pleasant springs and autumns, and chilly winters.


Laurus Education’s partner colleges boast two campuses located on Collins Street, right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. It will no doubt be easily accessible by train, bus or the city’s excellent tram network.

You must purchase a Myki card for all travel purposes in Melbourne and surrounds. The card works on trains, trams, light rail, and buses (including regional journeys outside of the city to places like Geelong, Bendigo and Traralgon). Myki cards can be purchased at staffed train stations and a variety of convenience stores throughout the city. They cannot be purchased on trams.


To kickstart your journey as a student at Laurus Education simply complete our online application. It’s a quick 5-minute process!