Living in Australia

Find out what makes living in Australia so special.

Offering a relaxed lifestyle, friendly people and spectacular scenery, Australia is a wonderful place to live and study. Everywhere you go, there’s something to see and do.

About Australia

Australia's an island continent, so it’s famous for its coastal views – think beaches under a clear blue sky. It also has bushland, rainforests, snowfields and wide-open spaces waiting for you to explore. And, of course, native wildlife found nowhere else on the planet.

This is all spread across six states and two territories, with climates that range from temperate in the south to tropical in the north. Australia’s natural beauty is a bit like our lifestyle. Whatever you’re looking for, we have it.

Do you enjoy a thriving arts culture? We’re proud of our world-class galleries, and you’ll also find incredible art on our city streets. If music is your thing, then Sydney has it covered: from experiencing a symphony orchestra at the majestic Sydney Opera House to watching a live band at your new, local bar.

Or are you into sport? Whether you’re watching or playing, you can enjoy your favourite game here. Cheer your heart out with 1 million other fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground or take to the field with a community sporting club.

Australia also offers valuable work opportunities. Find part-time work while you study or build career skills with internships at international organisations. La Trobe has campuses in the cities of Melbourne and Sydney, which are Australia’s biggest financial hubs, so you can immerse yourself in Australian professional life. Melbourne and Sydney rank in the world’s top 10 student cities, visit QS Best Student Cities 2023, which includes a rating of the job opportunities available after graduation.

You could also enjoy a uniquely Australian lifestyle in the Victorian cities hosting our regional campuses: Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton. These campuses offer work opportunities you can’t find anywhere else thanks to their links with their local communities and industry.

No matter where you study, you’ll be joining Australia’s multicultural society. There are more than 300 languages spoken in Australian homes, please visit Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) 2021, and more than 9,000 international students study at La Trobe every year. This multiculturalism means you’ll make friends from around the world, explore an array of international dishes and enjoy events celebrating a global variety of cultures.

It also means we’re a safe, secure destination for international travellers. When you study at La Trobe, you’ll be studying at campuses with excellent safety records. Our Melbourne Campus has security officers available to support you at all hours and we have a 24-hour security hotline for emergencies.

This all combines to make Australia one of the best places in the world to live and study. At La Trobe, you’ll be in the perfect position to enjoy it all.

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