Study Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative providing information and support to international students to help you make the most out of your time living and studying in Victoria.

From helpful advice, welcome events and meetups with other students, to walking tours and day trips to some of Victoria’s best regional destinations, Study Melbourne provides opportunities to help you thrive as an international student. While you’re studying in Melbourne make sure you check out Study Melbourne’s free career and entrepreneur development programs, which will help you develop new skills, make new friends and work towards achieving your goals.

Here are just a few of the great initiatives led by Study Melbourne for you to get involved in:

Study Melbourne Student Centre

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The Study Melbourne Student Centre is located in the heart of Melbourne’s iconic laneways at 17 Hardware Lane. Multi-lingual staff can answer your questions about health, accommodation, student safety, work rights and managing your finances.

The centre offers plenty of useful spaces, student services, and opportunities to connect with other students. There’s loads of free events and workshop happening all year round.

Here are some of the other services the centre provides:

  • Study spaces and free wifi
  • Free legal advice about workplace rights
  • General information and help with accommodation, health, employment and legal problems
  • Support services in many languages
  • Free interpreting services
  • Crisis assistance (caseworkers available)
  • Free meet-up events and activities

The Study Melbourne Student Centre is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday at 17 Hardware Lane, Melbourne.

Free walking tours

Keen to explore your new city and understand its past? Study Melbourne offers free walking tours that take you through Melbourne’s history, including Aboriginal culture, European settlement, and the city’s culture.

Unlock Melbourne app

Unlock all that Melbourne has to offer using the Unlock Melbourne app, which was created by Study Melbourne and designed specifically for international students arriving in the city. You can complete daily tasks, unlock information about the world’s most liveable city, and really live like a local. For more information, visit the Study Melbourne website.

Study Melbourne LIVE

Explore, make friends, get involved in community activities, get workplace experience, become a leader. Study Melbourne’s LIVE (Lead. Intern. Volunteer. Experience.) initiative offers opportunities for all international students studying in Victoria.

If you want some assistance with finding a job or are seeking general employment advice, Study Melbourne offers work readiness workshops, online webinars, and one-to-one resume checking sessions — and they’re all completely free. Study Melbourne LIVE is the perfect way to complement your studies in Victoria while making new connections, friends, and skills that will last a lifetime.

The Victorian International Education Awards

At the end of each year, Study Melbourne runs the Victorian International Education Awards, which supports the international education sector. Their goal is to celebrate the valuable contributions international students make in Victoria.

You can read about the experiences of past winners of the award on the Study Melbourne website.

Connect with Study Melbourne to make the most of your time in Victoria by visiting the StudyMelbourne.vic.gov.au website, signing up to the monthly Study Melbourne email newsletter, or joining the Study Melbourne Facebook group for onshore students. You can also catch Study Melbourne on WeChat, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

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