Melbourne bounces back from COVID-19

Melbourne City day

Melbourne's response to COVID-19 is the envy of many countries around the globe. As other nations work to bring the pandemic under control, life in the second most livable city in the world is well on track for a COVID-Normal 2021.

The warmer weather has begun to set in, and the bustling sounds of Melbourne's vibrant restaurant and cafe culture have again been heard down the laneways and arcades throughout the city. Galleries, restaurants, and public spaces are opening for business under COVIDSafe measures, and travel to regional Victoria has resumed.

And while we wait for the inevitable COVID-19 vaccine to be developed, the Victorian Government has implemented a rigorous, simple to follow roadmap that ensures Melbourne stays the course.

Did we mention that Melbourne is the second most livable city in the world?

After eight years in the number one spot, The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Global Liveability Index (EIU) announced that Vienna had taken over as the number one most livable city by only 0.7 per cent. A second place score the majority of Melburnians can live with.

The EIU assessed the livability in Melbourne by focusing on over 30 factors including safety, education, health care, culture and infrastructure. Melbourne was awarded an overall rating of 98.4/100, as well as being named in the Top 10 safest cities in the world.


Not only is Melbourne a great place to live, but when you study at Monash College, our Student Services team offers support around accommodation, exams, career, making friends, how to use public transport and additional ways to feel safe on and off campus.

With one of the most bustling metropolitan centres in the world, sandy beaches, historic sites, cafes, restaurants, and wildlife, the City of Melbourne and Monash College are excited to begin safely welcoming students back when international flights resume.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Melbourne!