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Melbourne, the younger sister of Buenos Aires and Paris, is the culture, coffee and culinary capital of Australia.

Melbourne was the first port of call from Europe during colonisation. The city is architecturally magnificent (because of the Gold Rush) and is affordable to live, notoriously fun, and every season is felt from summer through winter. During the summer, discover the spectacular Great Ocean Road, with famous beaches including Torquay and  Lorne – just over one hour away by car.

Study in Melbourne
Trams are a major form of public transport in Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, Australia.

Food is very affordable and the lifestyle is described as ‘European’, and for good reason. The largest Greek community outside of Europe can be found in Melbourne. Melbourne also has the second oldest Chinatown, established in a metropolitan city outside of Asia. The dumplings alone are a great reason to study there.

Melbourne Affordability

Average rent per room Melbourne (Q2, 2019)
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Melbourne ranks as the 2nd most liveable city in the world with the average rent per room around $100 less per week than Sydney.

Brighton Bathing Boxes
The much photographed Brighton Bathing Boxes on Dendy Street Beach Brighton.
Melbourne Laneway Graffiti
Melbourne has gained international acclaim for its diverse range of street art and 'graffiti laneways'.

Melbourne Weather

Melbourne weather is temperate but quite variable. Winter (Jun–Aug) is chilly, while Summer (Dec–Feb) is hot and often windy. This is also the peak travel time.
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