RMIT University

Brighton Beach, Melbourne

Student life in Melbourne

So what can you do when you're not studying? Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world so surely this city has tons of fun things to offer. Don't worry, you won't be bored and KILROY will give you a few tips about what you can do when you're not occupied with your books.

Melbourne as a student city

RMIT is located in Melbourne, which is the second largest city in Australia. This is a very popular city to study in, and the city hosts more than 50,000 students from around the world. Melbourne has been voted the best city in the world to live; cleaner, fresher and safer than any other city. The city has a pleasant climate and beautiful parks and streets. The residents have passion for good food and drinks and with over 3,000 restaurants even the ones with the most discerning taste can be tempted.

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Melbourne is also known as the best city in Australia when it comes to fashion, nightlife, music, comedy, restaurants, sports and events. Just outside the city you'll find beautiful beaches and national parks. On Tuesday most cinemas offer movies for only only half price, so bring your new mates from university

Lifestyle in Melbourne

Melbourne has been named one of the world's most lively cities on the basis of its culture, climate, cost of living and social conditions such as low crime and a good health system. The lifestyle is characterized as cosmopolitan and sophisticated and many maintain the British traditions.

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Activities in Melbourne on a student budget

Visit Federation Square 

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Situated in CBD (Central Business District), there is always something happening at Fed Square. On Federation Square you will find everything from markets, free gigs and shows, as well as the final of Aussie footie on the big screen. Keep yourself updated as Federation Square has loads of free and cheap entertainment.

Queen Victoria Market

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Take a stroll at the famous Queen Victoria Market which is Victoria’s premier open-air market. You will enjoy it and the market is pulsating with life. The Suzuki Night Market is also run on the same spot, and there is entertainment and fun activities at both.



Southgate borders the edge of the Yarra River in Melbourne’s inner south. Here you can enjoy free WiFi, beautiful views and an exciting environment. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes, window shop, or go for a long walk along the river. At times you will be in the middle of cool street performances, so keep a look out!

Great Ocean Road

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Victoria’s spectacular and famous coastline is one of our most breathtaking tourist attractions. Rent a car through KILROY, drive down the coast and view famous the landmarks like the 12 Apostles and spot koalas in the trees.

Dandenong Ranges

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The Dandenongs are a haven of hidden delights for nature-lovers, outdoor adventurers, art enthusiasts, foodies and those seeking rest and rejuvenation. Here you will find beautiful public gardens or you ride on Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy.

Population in Melbourne
Melbourne city has a population of just over 4.2 mil with people from more than 200 nations. The city is a popular student city and the street life is influenced by many young students and two the city's minorities; Greeks and Italians. Melbourne citizens are very social and outgoing. They love to meet in cafes and restaurants and most of them are dedicated fans of Australian football.

Climate in Melbourne

The climate in Melbourne is temperate maritime characterized by very changeable weather with continuous wet and often cloudy periods. It gets really warm in Summer and in Winter you can experience four seasons in one day.

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