Melbourne really does have it all. Not only has the Victorian capital been named one of the world’s most liveable cities several times in a row, but it also offers something for everyone: a thriving arts and culture scene; bustling streets filled with restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques; awesome nightlife; fun indoor activities and outdoor adventures; and some of the best educational institutions in the world. You’ll never run out of things to do and places to visit during your time living in Melbourne, and as Australia’s top-ranked student city, you’re bound to have an incredible study experience too.


Sydney is Australia’s most famous city and it’s easy to see why! Set on the iconic Sydney Harbour and surrounded by some of the country’s best beaches, it is a visual feast, full of activities, places to see and great food and drink. Sydney is known as the ‘city of villages’, with no two suburbs the same. You can be sipping on a delicious flat white at a cafe in Sydney’s Inner West and, just 20 minutes later, you could be breathing in the fresh, salty air at one of the many beaches scattered along the iconic coastline. Just as varied as the suburbs are the people who occupy them; the city is a cultural melting pot complete with diverse communities, great food and events.


As the capital city of Australia’s ‘Festival State’, Adelaide has a constant supply of culture, arts, music, sports and food events to enjoy year-round. Popular for its Mediterranean climate, incredible beaches, famous wine regions and unique landscapes, there is so much to see and do in and around Adelaide, whether it’s a weekend trip to Kangaroo Island, or an afternoon eating your way through the Central Market. A popular ‘student city’, Adelaide also offers affordable cost-of-living and is easily accessible with plenty of public transport options. Plus, it’s consistently ranked one of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities!


Also known as the ‘River City’, the Queensland capital of Brisbane is a vibrant and modern metropolis with a thriving population and the Brisbane River winding majestically through its heart. Brisbane is a city renowned for diversity, which is celebrated across food, arts and culture, entertainment, festivals, markets and more. The city is also the perfect starting-point for accessing some of Australia's most famous natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. And with topical weather and sunshine almost every day of the year, there’s no better place to call your new home.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast glitters along the coastline of South East Queensland and enjoys near-perfect weather all year long. It’s a city famed for its diverse natural beauty, from picture-perfect beaches to a surrounding hinterland of lush rainforests, ancient national parks and abundant wildlife. The city also boasts an electric nightlife and entertainment scene, shopping strips, theme parks and world-class educational institutions that attract students from all over the world. With friendly locals and a laid-back beach culture, the Gold Coast is an ideal city to study in.


As Australia’s capital city, Canberra has grown into a thriving cultural and social hub since its creation in 1908. It may be a relatively small city, but locals pride themselves on building a strong sense of community. Situated around the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra welcomes thousands of international students every year to its world-class educational institutions. Students can take advantage of Canberra’s many cafes, museums and art galleries, as well as the city’s laid-back lifestyle and natural wonders (fun fact: it’s the third-cleanest capital city in the world).


Welcome to Perth! There’s so much to love about this riverside city, and you’ll soon be very glad you made the decision to study here. Perth is where many of the best aspects of Australia come together to offer a lifestyle that’s hard to beat. Year-round sunshine, incredible arts and culture initiatives, a bustling social scene, and endless spaces to retreat and engage with nature make this place the full package. With around 35,000 international students and promising new international graduate employment schemes, Perth is full of opportunity for students ready to start their education and career journeys.


The island state of Tasmania, known affectionately by Australians as “Tassie”, is located just south of Victoria. Its capital, Hobart, is now attracting a large number of Australian and international visitors who are craving the ultimate wilderness escape mixed with great food and wine.


Darwin is the tropical capital city of the Northern Territory, an area famous for it's red Outback desert and the iconic Uluru. Surrounded by incredible national parks, bright blue ocean, and rugged desert, Darwin is perfect for nature-lovers, looking to experience everything Australia’s diverse landscape has to offer. Meanwhile, the city is relaxed and laidback, with thriving weekend markets and outdoor cinemas the perfect way to wind-down after the working week. It's also one of Australia's most affordable capital cities to live in, so as a student, you'll have extra funds for exploring the region.


As Victoria’s second-largest city, located on beautiful Corio Bay near the start of the picturesque Great Ocean Road, Geelong makes the perfect base for Australian adventures. If you’re seeking a study sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Australia’s busy metropolitan capital cities, then Geelong could be the perfect place for you, providing affordable living and life by the water.


Known for its warm weather and stunning natural landscapes, the charming city of Mildura is a popular study spot for international students. It is also recognised as being one of Australia’s fastest-growing inland regional cities. With a gorgeous Mediterranean climate (one of the warmest and sunniest in Victoria), an array of attractions and a rich cultural history, there is so much to love about Mildura.


In the beautiful Queensland countryside, you’ll find the thriving regional centre of Toowoomba. Located in the middle of the stunning Darling Downs, Toowoomba offers a host of benefits to international students in Australia. Whether you’re seeking world-class educational providers, a laid-back lifestyle or urban convenience, you will find it all in Toowoomba. Sometimes, it can be hard to choose between the bright lights of the city and the calming ambience of a regional town. Lucky for you, Toowoomba has both. When you study here, you’ll enjoy the tranquil country life while having the ability to explore larger cities. Immerse yourself in the laid-back community by day and head to a vibrant bar by night. In Toowoomba, you don’t have to pick one or the other – you can have it all.


Welcome to Ballarat, Australia’s third-largest inland city! A popular choice among international students, Ballarat is beloved by both long-time locals and new arrivals. Fascinating history, breathtaking nature, great education providers – you’ll find all this and more in the charming Victorian locale. Home to Federation University and Australian Catholic University (ACU), Ballarat is perfect for students of all backgrounds and interests. Whether you’re hoping to study business, nursing, education or anything in between, there is a course here for you. With a small-town feel and a welcoming community, you’ll feel right at home in Ballarat as you work towards your educational and professional goals.

Western Sydney

Are you looking for vibrant nightlife, beautiful national parks and a thriving arts scene? Well, look no further than Greater Western Sydney, home to some of the country’s most livable and exciting suburbs.