Living in Australia

City of Melbourne landscape over yarra river

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

Living costs for Melbourne and Bendigo.

Living safely in Victoria and Australia

Student safety information for La Trobe University international students.

Shopping and food

Information about shops close to campus and around Melbourne.

Australian culture

Information on Australian culture and customs.

Climate and clothing

Victoria's climate and advice on clothing.

Public transport

Public Transport options to the campuses.

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.