Your Monash College life begins now!
Welcome. We want you to enjoy everything about Monash College and imagine that you have lots of questions. This website will help you prepare for your new life in Melbourne and first few weeks of class, making your Monash College experience even more enjoyable. The information provided will give you a good idea of what to expect and how to make the most of the support available. Once you’ve started class, you’ll find all of your study material on Moodle - our online learning platform. Our teachers are also very friendly and they'll be able to help answer your questions or let you know who can help you.
Getting around Melbourne
Melbourne is an exciting city, there is so much to see and do. Getting around is easy with an extensive network of trains, trams and buses.
Finding your way around
Melbourne city is surrounded by suburbs easily accessible by public transport and roads and freeways. The best way to find your way around is to use Google Maps.
You can use Google Maps to get to any destination here in Melbourne and compare your journey times with different options including walking, cycling, public transport or driving.
For more information check out the handy maps on the explore your new campus page.
Public transport is the most popular form of transport - especially if you are living or studying in the city.
Plan your trip
To work out the best way to travel around melbourne using public transport, use the PTV journey planner. By entering your current location, destination and the time you want to travel it will show you the best way to get there.
Travel cards - myki
To travel on our trains, trams and buses you must have a myki card. It's a reusable travel card that you need to use when you get on and off public transport. Myki cards can be purchased from the airport, 7-11 convenience store or most railway stations. Once you have your card, you’ll need to add money on to it to allow you to travel - this can be done online or at a railway station.
Find out more about myki.
Tips for using public transport
* Trams are free in the Melbourne central business district but remember to touch on if you leave this area.
* Purchase the full-fare myki card.
* Always have credit on your myki card to avoid a fine.
* Always tap-on at the start of your trip and tap-off at the end.
If you are over 18 and would like to drive while living in Australia, you need to make sure you have a valid driver licence.
For more details on safety, road rules, registration and overseas drivers go to Vic Roads.
Things to remember while driving
- Watch out for trams, pedestrians and other road-users.
- You should never use a mobile phone when driving.
- Every passenger must wear their seat-belt.
- You must follow the road rules and speed limits.
- Speed limits vary greatly depending on area and type of road.
Use Melbourne’s public bicycle hire to get around the city. Find out more about fees and docking stations at Bike share.
Monash campuses are bike friendly with great facilities including showers, changing and parking. For more details go to cycling.
Things to remember while riding a bike
* Always wear a helmet - you can receive a fine for not wearing one!
* Your bicycle must have lights and a bell.
* Stick to the bike lanes and tracks.
Monash College has campuses in Melbourne city, Clayton and Caulfield. Depending on where you live, you may be able to walk, drive or use public transport to get to campus.
This useful guide will help you understand the distance between the campuses
Travelling between campuses
City to Caulfield: 20 minutes by train
City to Clayton: 45 minutes by train and bus
Caulfield to Clayton: 25 minutes by free shuttle bus
Tip for traveling between campuses
Monash runs a free shuttle bus service (with free wi-fi) between Clayton and Caulfield campuses.