Student.com currently lists over 150 student accommodation in Melbourne. So if you want to study and live in Melbourne, Student.com is a great way to find your ideal new home. If you already know which university you'll be studying at, use our handy map feature to see which properties are near your campus. You can sort the properties by price to easily find the ones that fit your budget.
If you are looking for student accommodation in Melbourne, waste no time. The sooner you book, the more options you'll have, as spaces fill up as your move-in date approaches. Many of the Melbourne properties we list are now open for bookings in September 2023!
Melbourne has a population of around 5 million, which means that around 1 in 5 people in Australia live in the Melbourne area. It is the second largest city in Australia after Sydney and the largest city in the state of Victoria.
Melbourne was founded by British settlers in 1835, but Aboriginal people have lived in the area for 30,000 to 40,000 years. Melbourne became a prosperous city during the gold rush of the 1850s, and by the late 1880s it was one of the largest cities in the world. It was also the seat of the Australian government before Canberra became Australia's capital in 1927. One of the highlights of Melbourne today is its tram network, the largest urban tram network in the world.
Activities in Melbourne for students
In a city as big as Melbourne, there is a lot for a student to do. Start in the heart of Melbourne's city centre. Admire beautiful Victorian buildings and shopping arcades as you ride the tram. Wander the narrow streets lined with street art and take note of the little wine bars or restaurants you might want to return to later with friends. Walk along the river, crossing the south bank and taking in the city's skyline and gardens. Head east to St Kilda and walk the esplanade to watch kayakers and swimmers. Cycle through the forested northeast, relax on the lawns of the Prahran Baths, or hike the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of the city. Wherever you go you will find great cafes serving great lunches and amazing coffee.
To admire your new hometown from above, take an elevator to the top of Eureka Tower, which at 935 feet (285 meters) offers the highest public observation deck in the southern hemisphere. It offers great views of Melbourne and the surrounding area.
Culture and shopping in Melbourne
For a dose of culture, head to Federation Square, a hip arts and culture venue on the edge of Melbourne's CBD. Located next to Flinders Street Station, it is easily accessible by public transport and is also a great place to spend the night as there are also cafes and bars.
Another great place to spend the day or night is Chapel Street, a famous shopping street where you can find everything from vintage clothing to haute couture. With many nightclubs, Chapel Street is also a great place to party.
Other great places to shop include the historic Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere, established in the early 1860s, and the massive Melbourne Central shopping mall, which has over half a million square feet of retail space. and almost 300... it has various shops and services.
Activities in Melbourne
Whether you love animals or good food, don't miss the Royal Melbourne Show, an annual agricultural event that takes place every September at the Melbourne Showgrounds, northwest of the city center. It's a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the farm animals and enjoy some good food and drink.
For sporting events, head to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the world's largest cricket ground and the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games. The first Test cricket match was played here in 1877. The stadium also hosted the first One Day International, held in 1971. Despite its name, the Melbourne Cricket Ground also hosts Australian rules football matches, which are actually played more often at the stadium than cricket matches.
study in melbourne
With almost five million inhabitants, Melbourne has a large number of universities. EITHERUniversity of Melbourneit was founded in 1853, making it one of the oldest universities in Australia. It is also one of the best, being the second highest university in Australia and number 33 in the world in the QS World University Rankings for 2023. Around 50,000 students study there, around 12,000 of whom come from outside Australia. . International students come from 130 different countries, so if you are looking for an international environment, look no further.
Monash University is the other Melbourne university to be ranked 57th in the top 100 universities in the world according to QS World University. The university was founded in 1958 and today has around 70,000 students on campus. With 27,000 international students, Monash University is another excellent option for anyone looking for an international environment with many different cultures. The university consists of several campuses, including theClayton CampusIt's inCampus de Caulfield.
La Trobe Universityit was founded in 1964, making it the third oldest university in the state of Victoria. Today, around 39,000 students are enrolled in the university.victoria universityit was founded in 1916 as an educational institution and received university status in 1991. Today it is a dual university offering vocational and higher education. It has several locations in the Melbourne CBD (Central Business District).
Other notable universities in Melbourne areRMIT University(Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology),akin universitymiSwinburne Technical University.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation in Melbourne
How do I book student accommodation in Melbourne?
Here at Student.com we try to make booking your new student accommodation as easy as possible. You can filter and compare properties to find the right one for you, and use the map feature to see which properties are close to your university or a part of Melbourne that might be of particular interest to you. In that case, be sure to use the map tool. You want to live within walking distance of your university and find all of our properties near campus.
Once you've found an accommodation you like, go to the accommodation's page and click 'Ask' or 'Book Now'. One of our reservation consultants will contact you and guide you through the next steps. We believe this will allow you to find your ideal home and make the most of student life in Melbourne.
Do I need a student visa to study in Australia?
Yes, if you are not from Australia you will need a student visa to study in Australia. In most cases, there should be no problems with obtaining a visa, but each case is considered individually. Many of the owners we list will refund you if you don't get a visa. Talk to our reservation advisors for more information.
How long do I have to reserve?
In general, we offer long and short term bookings. However, many of the properties we list have their own fixed check-in and check-out dates based on the Australian Academic Calendar. Our reservation consultants can provide you with more information if you require other dates.
What kind of accommodation options do you offer in Melbourne?
There are three different accommodation options to choose from in the Melbourne accommodation that we have listed.
When booking aShared room, lives with at least one other person in the same room.
in aprivate roomYou have a private bedroom and in some cases a private bathroom. The additional space is shared with the occupants of other rooms.
if you go for thatwhole place, you get a totally independent accommodation (a studio) where you don't have to share anything: you have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
Are the rooms you list fully furnished?
This depends on the property, but properties are usually fully furnished so you don't need to bring or buy your own furniture or appliances. You can check on the accommodation page of each accommodation if the rooms of the accommodation are rented furnished or not. You can also use the filters on this page to show only furnished properties.