Be aware: Work exploitation of international students

Are you aware of Australia’s minimum pay rates? The Fair Work Ombudsman help employees and employer understand and follow Australian workplace laws. They also help employees resolve workplace issues. The recent story on their News and Media releases praised the resilience of an international student, who gave evidence to the Fair Work Ombudsman and stood…

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…

What you need to know about renting in Victoria

Relocating to a new city will naturally include tracking down a place to stay – somewhere close to your place of study with convenient transport links. There are a variety of different accommodation options on offer to suit individual needs and budgets. Renting in a brand new city can have its challenges. One international student…

New Year’s Eve: midnight fireworks

If you are in Melbourne on New Year’s Eve, bring your friends to enjoy free music and entertainment starting from 6 pm in the city. You will be amazed by multimedia entertainment, music, visuals and pyrotechnic effects. You can join in the official countdown and watch the skyline erupt in a dazzling display of colour…

Free things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of around 4.5 million people that enjoys clean fresh air and beautiful parks and gardens. Are you looking for something to do in Melbourne during this holiday? Melbourne has been ranked as the world’s best liveable city six years in a row and there are many free things you…

Your chance to win a double pass to Sunset Cinema

Study Melbourne Student Centre is a ‘one stop shop’ where international students can access free support, information and contacts to help you enjoy living and studying in Victoria. They’re giving away five double passes to Sunset Cinema, Melbourne’s newest outdoor movie theatre. For your chance to win, tell us in 25 words or less which…