Local guide

Student’s guide to Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the greatest cities in the world to be a student. With 8 universities to choose from and 300,000 fellow students it’s a vibrant and exiting place to study. Student life in Melbourne is fun and friendly with loads of events put on specifically with students in mind. So you’ll be settled in no time at all, and there’s always something to do in your spare time.

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University-of-Melbourne

Univeristy of Melbourne

2-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Ranked the best university in Melbourne and a leading research-intensive university. Best Universities In Melbourne

UoM Business School

1-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

You can roll out of bed and straight into lectures with The Spot business building just across the road. Best Universities In Melbourne

UOM Law School

1-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Set your alarm for 8:55 and still make it to that 9:00 lecture because the Law building is just across the road! Best Universities In Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT)

15-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

The city campus of RMIT is a short walk away with buildings spread throughout the city. Best Universities In Melbourne

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Seven Seeds Coffee

1-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

If you're in need of a little caffeine pick me up, the gang at Seven Seeds Coffee will be happy to help!

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

20-minute walk and train from University Square and Infinity Place

Just a short train ride from the city is the MGC, the home of AFL football!

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

20-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Swotting up on local history? Your student card will get you into the Melbourne Museum and all its sister museums for free!

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Flinders St Station

26-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Melbourne's iconic railway station and a central hub with trains connecting you to all areas of the city.

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Sea Life Aquarium

20-minute tram and walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Fish, sharks, penguins and more! A great day excursion on the Yarra River.

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Federation Square

28-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Pop into the city’s celebrated ACMI (The Australian Centre for the Moving Image) for an interactive history of film and TV, plus Neighbours nostalgia!

Cinema Nova

Cinema Nova

18-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Catch blockbusters and independent films at this boutique cinema on Lygon Street.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

7-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

It's good to know where this is just in case, but hopefully you won't need it.

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Elizabeth Street

7-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Head to Elizabeth Street in the CBD to find a flurry of fantastic restaurants, selling everything from Thai food to Bubble Tea.

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Coles La Trobe St

15-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

For when you need to stock up on everything, Coles is the place to go!

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Queen Victoria Market

7-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Eat, shop, and explore your way through the iconic food halls and heritage sheds or simply soak up the atmosphere.

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Woolworths Elizabeth Street

11-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Another supermarket great for your weekly essentials! Only two tram stops or a short walk away.

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Smith St

33-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

This street in Fiztroy has got it all from trendy boutiques, vintage stores to outlet stores.

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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

22 minute tram ride from University Square and Infinity Place

Another highly ranked Melbourne university located on Victoria Parade in Fitzroy. Best Universities In Melbourne

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La Trobe University City Campus

14-minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

Just hop on the tram and you will be at La Trobe's city campus on Collins Street. Best Universities In Melbourne

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Baillieu Library

10-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

This library was opening in 1959 and is Melbourne University's main library.

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Monash University, Parkville Campus

13-minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

This Monash University campus is located on Royal Parade and is home to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Best Universities In Melbourne

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Victoria University, City Campus

12-minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

Victoria University delivers one of state’s best engineering and computer courses and is located right in the heart of the city. Best Universities In Melbourne

 

Arabesque Melbourne Cafe

4-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Providing a relaxed and casual atmosphere, this is the perfect place to come and meet friends, and enjoy authentic Jordanian and Middle Eastern food.

Humble Rays

5-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

This is a Carlton cafe with dessert being its main focus - so you can order your childhood favourites served with a twist.

Kaprica

5-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Do you love your Italian food? Hidden on a quiet Carlton side street, Kaprica serves traditional, home-style pizza and pasta.

China Town

17-minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

Take a walk up Little Bourke Street for some delicious Chinese dumplings. Filled with heaps of budget options, like Shanghai Village, this street is great for BYO dinners.

Momo Sushi

1-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

Just down the road from on Pelham Street, this sushi joint is a student favourite and has some awesome hand rolls.

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

25 minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

The NGV is an art museum housing some of the best exhibits in Melbourne.

ACMI

20 minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is Australia's national museum of film, video, digital culture and art.

Luna Park

50 minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

Overlooking the famous Port Phillip Bay, this historic park has been a destination for Melbourne families for the past century.

Melbourne Zoo

20 minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

Visit wildlife, have a picnic in the gardens or check out a live show at Zoo Twilights.

The Provincial Hotel

25-minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

The Provincial is both pub and rooftop bar. Every Monday - Friday from 4pm-7pm drinks are $7.

Naked For Satan

25-minute ride from University Square and Infinity Place

Rooftop bar, city views and tapas - this Fitzroy bar is a Melbourne favourite.

Section 8

12-minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

One of Melbourne's coolest bars with an outdoor setting and frequent music events.

Chadstone Shopping Centre

30 minute drive from University Square and Infinity Place

Chadstone is Australia largest and oldest shopping centre with over 550 stores, 32 luxury labels and two huge food courts.

Bourke Street Mall

20-minute walk from University Square and Infinity Place

A bustling street full of the biggest shopping brands and buskers.

Chapel Street

40-minute tram from University Square and Infinity Place

Visit Chapel Street to dine at independent restaurants, shop at quirky, hipster boutiques and bask in the glorious street art.