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…

Celebrate Spring in Victoria

Spring is an exciting time for Victorians. The weather gets a little warmer, the sun gets a little brighter and the return of daylight savings means you can fit a little more into each day. Here’s how you can make the most of your sunny days this spring. Picnics Get out of the house and…