Life in Australia
Welcome to Australia.
Australian Academy is your gateway of opportunity…
Australian Academy is close to… everything in Melbourne!
Next to Flagstaff Railway Station
1-minute walk to tram stops (trams 55/30) – Free tram travel around the city
5-minute tram ride to Bourke Street Mall (Melbourne’s central shopping strip)
10-minute walk to Queen Victoria Market (Melbourne’s biggest market)
10-minute walk to Docklands precinct and Etihad Stadium
Explore further afield…
Not only can you enjoy spending time in the cultural centre of Melbourne, enjoying all it has to offer, you can venture beyond to the suburbs. Areas such as Richmond, Collingwood, Carlton and Fitzroy are all areas with many attractions and fun venues with a visit. They each have a lively scene of pubs and restaurants, shops, art galleries and music events. There is so much to choose from in Melbourne and beyond.
Don’t forget you can also explore places like the wonderful and iconic Phillip Island if you want to meet some friendly koalas and penguins. The Yarra Valley offers many sumptuous wineries to visit and the Great Ocean Road is perfect for outdoor exploration, thrill seekers, surfers and walkers.
Cost of living in Melbourne*
The average international student in Australia spends about AU$385 per week on housing, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, travel, and other costs.
A minimum of AU$20,290 per year (excluding tuition) is needed to cover living expenses, depending on the type of accommodation selected (homestay, rental, sharehouse, etc). Dependents will need an additional AU$6,940 per year.
Sample cost of living figures are below:
|Groceries and eating out||$80 to $280 per week|
|Bills (Gas, electricity, water)||$35 to $140 per week|
|Phone and Internet||$20 to $55 per week|
|Public transport fares||$15 to $55 per week|
|Entertainment||$80 to $150 per week|
|Bond (one month rent)||$650 to $1,500|
|Shared Rental||$85 to $215 per week|
|Rental||$165 to $440 per week|
|Homestay||$235 to $325 per week|
|Hostels and Guesthouses||$90 to $150 per week|
|Establishment costs (household items, furniture)||$500 to $1,100|
|Partner or spouse||$7,100|