Free international student rides

City of Melbourne is launching another series of its bike program for the city’s newly arrived international students this Autumn! Now in the 6th year, the program has set the course for many international students by providing a warm welcome and knowledge base on how to navigate the streets of Melbourne – by bike! There…

Volunteers wanted: Law Week 2017

Law Week is an annual festival of events that makes learning about the law easy. It offers Victorians the opportunity to find answers to everyday legal issues through informative and fun events. Go behind the scenes at the courts or take part in debates, tours, mock-court trials and music performances. Stop by the Law Week…

Melbourne International Student Conference 2017

The annual Melbourne International Student Conference (MISC) is right around the corner and is an important event for any student wishing to develop their professional skills, network with new people and mingle with industry leaders in their field. Running across two days from Friday 5 May to Saturday 6 May and taking place at Victoria…

RentRight smartphone app

Are you aware of your rights and responsibilities in your rented or shared accommodation? Download the RentRight smartphone app for free, available for iPhone and Android users. You can: send template emails on issues such as repairs and ending the lease, including the ability to send photos get information on their rights and responsibilities calculate…

Bandmates Victoria wants you

Bandmates is a program that matches volunteers with people over 18 with disability or mental health issues, to go out to live music. Often people with disability and/or mental health issues are unable to attend live music unless they are with parents or support workers. This project creates solid foundations that facilitate social access, build…

Free tickets: Melbourne Comedy Festival opening week

Melbourne International Comedy Festival favourites are back in town. With a FREE sample of The Comedy Festival shows from this year and last year. This will be a night where you are guaranteed the best medicine – plenty of laughter! You’ll get to enjoy over two hours of great stand-up comedy.   When: Monday 10 to Friday 14…

The experience no international students expect

‘It all happened so fast. We were both leaving our jobs, organising ourselves … and we got married, too. I can’t remember if we even thought about renting before we left,’ recalls Camila. The 32-year-old is talking about her move from Colombia to Melbourne in 2014. She and husband Ricardo, 35, decided to travel to…