Living in Australia
Melbourne is often referred to as Australia's cultural and sports capital.
It has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s top three most liveable cities, and the most liveable city in Australia (2011-2017 Economist Intelligence Unit, London).
A guide to choosing your accommodation, both on and off campus.
Living costs for Melbourne and Bendigo.
Plan out your budget
Living safely in Victoria and Australia
Student safety information for La Trobe University international students.
Learn about safety and security
Shopping and food
Information about shops close to campus and around Melbourne.
Plan where to shop
Information on Australian culture and customs.
Find out more
Climate and clothing
Victoria's climate and advice on clothing.
Know what to wear
Public Transport options to the campuses.
Plan your journey
Health system and emergency services
Medical support is easy to find in Melbourne. See the information in this section to help you in case of an emergency.
Internet, phone and post
This section has details on the various communication services available in Victoria.
International students and work rights in Australia
Information about international student working rights.
Know your rights