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.

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Exploring your new city

Welcome! You’ll soon be living in one of the world's most liveable cities.

By moving to Melbourne to study, you’ll experience much more than just the classroom. Melbourne is a very diverse city, demonstrated through our events, sport, festivals and food. Best of all, you’ll be able to experience these activities with the friends you will make while studying at Monash College.

Here are a few things about Melbourne to help you to get to know your new city.

Melbourne lifestyle

Melbourne people work hard from 9am – 5pm, but we enjoy life outside of work, too. We enjoy our sport, love being active, and have fun spending time with friends. On the weekends, you'll find us eating out at cafes, attending sporting events, shopping, eating, and participating in festivals.

Melbourne weather

There's something special about Melbourne weather.

The locals call it experiencing four seasons in one day. Living in Melbourne gives you the opportunity to experience all the weather Australia has to offer. You can enjoy hot days at Melbourne's beaches, or visit snow fields just a few hours from the city. Dressing in Melbourne requires flexibility and creativity to make sure you are prepared for any type of weather!

Inclusive culture

Melbourne welcomes diversity and celebrates multiculturalism. People from 180 countries live in Melbourne and the locals are friendly and welcoming.


Melbourne is famous for its shopping! You'll find Australia's largest shopping centre, boutiques, high end designers and local markets all in Melbourne.

Most people buy their food from supermarkets, you’ll find them everywhere!  A cheaper and more fun option is to visit a fresh food market or farmers market - often held on the weekend.

Melbourne loves food!

In Melbourne, you'll find restaurants and cafes with food from all around the world. We are also famous for our delicious coffee.

If you like Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Peruvian or want to try Australian cuisine, you'll find it in Melbourne. Why not try a new cuisine with your new Monash College friends?

Sport in Melbourne

Melbourne is undoubtedly Australia's sporting capital. Among all the sporting events during the year, nothing is bigger than AFL (footy for short). For well over 100 years, Melbourne fans have shown their passion for the game.

Tips for living in Melbourne

If you need help with understanding some “Australianisms” -- informal words and expressions used by locals -- see these tips on Australian slang.