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About Melbourne

Melbourne is named the number 1 city in Australia for students and the no. 4 best destination in the world. It is a multicultural city with a diverse student community seeking higher studies from many different countries. Melbourne offers students endless things to do while studying in Melbourne. The city attracts students due to its vibrant culture, affordable housing, lively entertainment, food, festivals, events, etc.

Melbourne is one of the sought-after study places for home and international students a like. It is considered a safe study destination and ranked #9 in the 2021 Safe Cities Index. Being one of the top study destinations, Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city that brings different communities together with a high student population. It is also home to the top universities in Australia.

There's a lot to celebrate in Melbourne because of its inclusivity; there are many festivals and cultures celebrated for everyone to feel at home. Melbourne is also well-connected through a tram system within the city. It is available throughout and close to uni, international student accommodation in Melbourne. The buses run in the city. Melbourne is well connected to Sydney and Brisbane .

History of Melbourne City

Melbourne's history traces back to its first early white settlement, which was the Indigenous Victorian clans. Today, they are known as the Aboriginals and are decreasing in numbers. With the invasion of the British, the next settlers were the convicts of Britain. In 1818, on 26th January, they marked their official stay, and Australia became a sovereign nation. Today, it is celebrated as Australian Day.

Facts of Melbourne City

  1. Melbourne has been named a "Liveable City in The World"
  2. Melbourne used to be the Capital City of Australia until 1927
  3. The first feature film was shot in Melbourne
  4. Melbourne is home to wild penguins
  5. Melbourne has the 4th largest tram system in the world
  6. Student Accommodation in Melbourne

Melbourne is home to many universities, attracting approximately 182,000 students from over 120 countries. There's always a need for student Flats Melbourne. That's why we are here to assist you in finding the right accommodation while pursuing your studies in Melbourne.

There are a wide range of accommodations available in Melbourne, Australia. If you are a student aspiring to study in Melbourne, you can reach out to our experts, who will guide, assist, and find you the home you need as a student. The student housing Melbourne includes non-ensuites, suites, and studios. They are at a prime location, affordable, safe and secure. The student residence melbourne are also a great choice and an ideal type of off-campus accommodation. These student houses melbourne come with an inclusive package of benefits for you as a student to thrive and live a comfortable life in Melbourne.

The starting price of accommodation in Melbourne for international students will range from A$250 to A$600 /week. With utility bills included in the rent, there's no hassle in paying those extra bills. They have services too to take care of any maintenance required in the accommodation. The location of best student accommodation melbourne is built close to the top universities in Melbourne. They are within walking distance or just a bus ride or a train ride away from the property.

If you want to find the best, secure, cheap student accommodation Melbourne, you will find only quality rooms equipped with the best amenities, appliances and a home for community building. You can look into each type of accommodation as per your needs and requirements on our website. There are also short-term accommodations in Melbourne, which is more popular in this city than anywhere else in Australia.

Top Demanded Student Accommodation in Melbourne

There are many affordable student accommodation melbourne offering the best stay in terms of enjoyment, security and happy living. Below are the three types of accommodation in Melbourne. A brief is given on each of them with the amenities provided for students. University Living provides student accommodation in many parts of the city of Melbourne.

Student Housing: Student housing is a home built for students to stay comfortably without any hassle. It is a safe, budget-friendly accommodation if you like private and independent student rooms in melbourne. You get to enjoy a lot of freedom staying in this off-campus accommodation in Melbourne. The location is in the city centre and close proximity to universities. The bedrooms are fully furnished with a wardrobe, chair, and study desk. There's a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom. It also comes with the best amenities for enhancing student living.

Private Student Apartment: Student apartments in Melbourne are a great way to network and make friends. You have many choices to choose from, whether it's a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom apartment and so on. You can select them as per your needs and budget. You can use room sharing Melbourne and taking a shared accommodation in Melbourne will save money on the cost of living. All the apartments are fully furnished with spacious bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and common living room. The amenities provided by off-campus accommodations are study rooms, laundry facilities, CCTV cameras, wi-fi, a game room, a swimming pool, a gym room, balcony, pet-friendly, etc.

University Halls: They are on-campus accommodations suitable for freshers and students who are newbies to the country. The halls are within the campus or close to the Melbourne University campus. They provide halls for students who are studying at university. It comes with a basic room, limited privacy and facilities.

5 Best Areas For Students To Live In Melbourne


Carlton is a pretty suburb commonly known as " Little Italy" for its tasty authentic pizzas. It is a busy area with a huge student population. If you are studying at the University of Melbourne, consider looking into this area. There are accommodations for students like Scape Queensberry and Scape Berkeley 2.

West Melbourne

West Melbourne is an inner city suburb only 2 km from the CBD. It is cheap to rent accommodation like Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne. The city has good access to the University of Canberra and others. It also has great access to social amenities, transportation links with good bus and train networks, affordable living, and good infrastructure.

Melbourne VIC

This is the prime area, which is the ideal part of the city for students to live. It is close to the RMIT University and Melbourne Institute of Technology, with access to the Queen Victoria Market, shopping malls and many others. Scape Franklin Melbourne, Yugo Berkeley Street Melbourne, and Scape La Trobe Melbourne are some of the best student living melbourne.

South Yarra

South Yarra is one of the most affluent areas in Melbourne. It is 4 km away from the CBD. This area is lined with expensive houses, top-class places to eat, galleries, museums, etc. It is close to Deakin University, La Trobe University and many others. Iglu South Yarra Melbourne is one of the most ideal student homes.

North Melbourne

North Melbourne is a cosmopolitan area with a lot of young population. It is filled with art galleries, arts, retail, dining and entertaining places to explore. There's the Melbourne City Campus, Victoria University and a few others around the area. The best accommodation here will be Scape Peel Melbourne.

Cost of Living in Melbourne

The cost of living in Melbourne will come to around A$1,800 to A$2,700 /month. This is only an average cost; the expenses will differ depending on your lifestyle. The expenses can be expensive in Melbourne, so it's advisable to live on a budget. The cost of student housing will range between A$262 to A$600 /week. The best part about student housing is the budget-friendly prices. They are close to universities too, which can cost your travel. You can find a wide range of student rooms on our website.

The cost of food in Melbourne will depend upon your spending. If you get into the habit of eating meals outside, it will cost you an average A$30 /meal. And, if you cook meals at home, it will be a better choice, save money and stay healthy. The cost of groceries will come to around A$500 /month. Melbourne has public and private institutions. The cost of studying in Melbourne will depend on the type of course and university. So, make sure to calculate your budget and set aside money for the cost of your tuition fee in Melbourne. On average, studying in Melbourne will cost A$20,000 to A$50,000 per Year.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Melbourne

You have to live in the city and get the best of Melbourne as a student. One thing about Melbourne is you will never get bored of it as there are innumerable things to do here. There’s no shortage of fun happening and events in and around the campus universities. To add to that you have a lot more to enjoy the student life in Melbourne. The place is packed with culture, and educational opportunities, and offers hotspots, beaches, lively bars, fun nightclubs, delightful eateries and cafes.

Life in Melbourne is awesome!

For arts and culture, you can head on to the Heide Museum of Modern Art, ACMI, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

For sports enthusiasts, there’s a bunch to cheer for, from Australian Open Tennis to the T-20 Cricket, NBL Basketball or Formula 1 Racing and of course the Australian Football League.

For delightful food and drinks, you can try Croissant at Lune, Lasagne at 1800 Lasagne, signature crispy eggplant at Lee Ho Fook, and potato focaccia at Carlton Wine Room 3.0. You can also find good food trucks in Melbourne like taco trucks, Mr. Burger, greek street food, woking amazing, etc.

The Melbourne lifestyle is nothing without entertainment and nightlife, so when you are in the mood to party, check out these best nightclubs in Melbourne; The Night Cat, Sub Club, New Guernica, Brown Alley, The Toff in Town, etc.

If you want to do some window shopping or even shop for that matter, these are some of the largest shopping centres in Melbourne such as Chadstone, Eastland, Highpoint, Westfield Doncaster, Westfield Fountain Gate, Westfield Knox, Westfield Southland, etc.

Best travel transportation service in Melbourne

There are many modes of public transportation in Melbourne, like the trams, buses and trains. They are the best and most efficient way to get around the city. You can explore the city and its neighboring areas with ease and comfort if you get on board any of these transportation. Hence, it makes it very convenient to travel to the universities, your student room, or even go about to travel to other cities. Melbourne's tram system is known to be the best in the world.

Trams: Melbourne has a City Circle Tram, which is a free tram zone that operates within the zone. It is in service, running every 15 minutes. At the same time, the suburban tram runs in two zones, which will cost you A$4.60 per ride.

Trains: Trains are the best type of transportation to get across the city, suburbs and regional destinations like Ballarat, Geelong, Albury, etc.

Buses: They are efficient, convenient and cheap to get around the city and regional areas.

Melbourne Discount Cards For Students: The best Travel Card is Myki Myki is a smart travel card for students who are studying in Melbourne. You receive a free concession myki card when you apply for a PTV Tertiary Student ID.

Melbourne Tourist Attractions

Federation Square

This is a historical monument with symbolic and cultural significance to the people of Melbourne. It is the only free internet zone in Australia. The square is a cultural and entertainment hub hosting many events, festivals etc,,. It is the major outdoor performance space in the country.

Eureka Tower

It is the world's tallest residential building in terms of the highest floor. It has a gold-plated window on the 10th floor. At the height of 301.3 mtrs, you can get a view of Melbourne city.

Penguin Parade

This is held at Koala Conservation Reserve, where you can watch the penguins parade as the sunsets down and they are ready to go to their burrow.

Dandenong Range

The Dandenong Ranges is one of the most iconic and thrilling adventurous activities to explore in Melbourne. Ride through the lush green jingle in historic trains and explore this place.

Famous Universities in Melbourne

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is the 2nd oldest university in Australia. It is ranked 33rd in the QS World University Rankings. It is a 170-year-old institution educating students from all over the world in all disciplines.

Monash University

It is a young 60-year-old public research university in Australia. The university is ranked 57th in the world ranking, with 6 campuses in the state of Victoria and 2 international.

RMIT University ( Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

RMIT University is a top technical public institution in Melbourne. It was founded in 1887 and is ranked =190th in the world ranking. The teaching is based on industry learning and practical work.

Deakin University

Deakin University is a multi-award institution for its outstanding graduate results and best innovative learning resources. It started in 1974 and ranked 266th in the world rankings.

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology is a top-class university founded in 1908 with the intention to make a social and economic impact. It ranked 296th in the world rankings, excelling in teaching, research, and preparing future-ready graduates.

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Q. When should you start looking for student accommodations in Melbourne?

A.Looking and booking for your student accommodation in Melbourne early will help alleviate stress for last-minute booking. The best time to start looking for accommodation is six months before you start your academic journey. You can also look for accommodation earlier than the stipulated time.

Q. How can I book student accommodations in Melbourne?

A.If you are searching for student accommodation and want to find one, University Living is a great platform to find a safe and secure home. If you are all set for the university you will be studying at, start discovering the properties close to your university.

Q. What are the different types of student accommodations available in Melbourne?

A.There is on-campus accommodation, which is called University Halls, and off-campus accommodation, which includes student housing and private apartments. Off-campus accommodation is ideal for students who want more privacy, facilities, and services.

Q. Is Melbourne affordable for a student?

A.The cost of living in Melbourne will come around A$1,750 /month excluding tuition fees. The expenses will depend upon one's lifestyle. The housing cost will range from A$1,000 - A$2,200 /month, while food will come to about A$300 /month and transportation cost will be on average A$212 /month. For more personalized information, use our cost of living calculator to estimate your desired area's average cost of living.

Q. What are some of the best student locations in Melbourne?

A.The best student areas depend on proximity, lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences. Some of the most popular choices among students in Melbourne for students are Melbourne CBD, South Yarra, Carlton, Parkville, Brunswick, Caulfield, and Fitzroy for the close location to universities and easy access to social amenities.

Q. How much is rent in Melbourne for students?

A.The cost of rent in Melbourne will be around A$250-A$500 /week. A single space in a shared house will cost around A$250-A$300 /week while a room in a shared accommodation will come to about A$300-A$350 /week. Taking a shared apartment can help save money on your cost of living in the city.

Q. What are some of the famous universities in Melbourne?

A.Based on the QS World University Rankings, these are the top 7 universities in Melbourne University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Deakin University, Swinburne University of Technology, La Trobe University, Victoria University, Australian Catholic University,

Q. Is it cheaper to live on or off campus in Melbourne?

A.On-campus housing is comparatively a little more expensive, particularly in private universities. In addition, you have to pay extra for planned meals, amenities, utilities, and other services. As for off-campus student housing, it is affordable and comes with an inclusive package of amenities and services.

Q. Can I pay the rent for my student rooms in installments?

A.Yes, of course, it can be paid monthly, half-yearly, or annually by debit/credit or bank transfer. There's a bond equal to four-week rent that must be paid beforehand to secure your student housing in Melbourne.

Q. Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Melbourne?

A.If you book your student accommodation early, you can take leverage of the discounts available on offers for a period of time. There's no guaranteed timing about discounts, but yes, one thing is for sure: early booking comes with great deals as compared to booking last minute and spending double the budget on the same price.

Q. What are the most popular areas to live in Melbourne?

A.‍Some of the most popular areas to live in Melbourne are CBD, Carlton, St. Kilda, Richmond, Hawthorn, South Yarra, Caulfield, Brunswick, Fitzroy, Clayton, and Seaholme.

Q. Can I stay in the same accommodation during my placement year?

A.It's up to you and what's convenient for you. There's no hard and fast rule that you have to stick to one accommodation during your placement. Many 2nd and 3rd-year students move out and find their own student accommodation, which is available in many locations in and around Melbourne.

Q. Are short-term rentals allowed in Melbourne?

A.Yes, short-term rentals are allowed in Melbourne for anyone seeking weekly or monthly rentals. You will find a wide range of accommodation that provides accommodation as per your stay request. The accommodations are fully furnished and equipped with modern amenities to provide comfort and a pleasant stay.

Q. Can I share a room with my friend in student accommodation Melbourne?

A.Yes, for sure! What better way to save money and live with a friend to keep you company while you are away from home! Shared accommodation comes with a big room space, bathroom, and living room, so there's no issue of feeling cramped up. It can help enhance your living as a student.

Q. What is the best way to get around Melbourne?

A.One of the best and cheapest ways to travel within Melbourne is by Tram. It operates all throughout the day on multiple routes, and if you are traveling within the CBD, it's considered a free tram zone, which means you can travel for free without using your travel card.

Q. Which type of accommodation options offer the highest level of privacy for students?

A.Student housing provides a wide range of privacy options to live freely and privately. They offer a student private apartment-style where you can opt to take the whole place, or you can opt for studio style where you can have your own room and bathroom. Both come with modern amenities, and usually, utility bills are included in the same.

Q. Is it secure to rent private student housing in Melbourne?

A.Yes, there's no better safe space than renting student housing as they designed keeping the students need in mind. Private housing prioritized safe, secure student living by providing CCTV Secure Door-Entry and 24 24-hour on-call Staff to make the students feel safe.

Q. How do students calculate the rental costs of student accommodation in Melbourne?

A.Using our cost of living calculator, you can get an approximate cost of rent in Melbourne. You can choose your university, and you will get the option of selecting where you would like to live (within the city or the suburbs) and find the kind of housing you prefer to rent, which will give you a round-off figure for the monthly rent.

Q. My rent includes what expenses?

A.Your student accommodation will include a fully furnished bedroom, shared kitchen, and facilitates. It also includes amenities such as Bicycle Storage, Swimming Pool Common Area, Gym, Games Room, Study Room, BBQ, Basketball Court, Garden/Courtyard, Pool Table, Laundry Room, and Utility Bills.

Q. Why is University Living best for booking student accommodation in Melbourne?

A.University Living is one of the best student accommodation booking platforms because you can find a wide range of accommodation that fits your needs and preferences. We have helped and provided students worldwide with the ability to find accommodation at universities to ease their pain in finding a safe and secure home without much paperwork and an easy payment process.