Living and Studying in Melbourne

Australia

Australia has a world-class education system which attract students from all over the globe. Australia provides a safe environment where students can experience diverse cultures and enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world. It offers modern transport systems, world-class and cosmopolitan shopping and excellent health services.

Australia is rich in the arts and provides stimulating music, theatre, literature artistic and sporting events for everyone to enjoy.

Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world behind only the United Kingdom and the United States despite having a population of only 23 million. Australia boats 5 of the 30 best cities in the world for students. This is based on student mix, affordability, quality of life and employer activity.

More than 550,000 overseas students are currently studying in Australia. These students are attracted to Australia’s high quality education system which offers internationally recognised qualification. In fact, Australia has 7 of the top 100 higher education institutions in the world.

Melbourne

Melbourne is a beautiful city with numerous parks, gardens, sporting venues and scenic places event spaces which contribute to a vibrant and fun lifestyle. Melbourne is a world-renowned cultural, artistic, financial and communications hub which has been consistently voted the world’s ‘most liveable city’.

Melbourne is a global knowledge centre which attracts the world’s best academics and researchers. In 2017, an international ranking named Melbourne as Australia’s best student city and the fifth best in the world. Key features, such as Melbourne’s high standard and quality of living, vibrant multicultural society and social inclusion, attracted 175,000 international students in 2016.

Melbourne is one of the world’s most multicultural cities. A quarter of Melbournians were born overseas originating from 140 different nations. This cultural diversity provides many benefits to the city, including a wide range of cuisines and a multitude of cultural celebrations throughout the year.

Melbourne is a destination for food lovers, with over 2,300 elegant restaurants, bistros and cafes. There are numerous bars with free live music, cheap eateries with authentic Asian or fusion cuisine. Not to mention that Melbourne boasts the best coffee in the world (we think so, anyway).

Melbourne has a vibrant arts culture, which includes galleries, theatres and the best live music scene in Australia The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the biggest and best in the world.

If you love sports, Melbourne is the city for you. With so many international standard sporting venues in such easy reach of the city, there’s always a sporting event to attend. And don’t be surprised if you bump into Roger Federer or Venus Williams during the Australian Open, they have been known to walk down Bourke Street Mall.

Australia is known for the outdoor lifestyle, and Melbourne doesn’t disappoint. With so many beautiful beaches a short distance away, maybe you could learn to surf. Or perhaps head to the Victorian mountain regions in winter and learn to ski or snowboard.

Location of the Lyons College Campus

Our campus is situated at the heart of Melbourne city.

The Campus is close to exciting shopping arcades and markets such as the famous Queen Victoria Market. Within a short distance are many historical landmarks from centuries ago such as St. Pauls Cathedral, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Princess Theatre, the State Library of Victoria and Government House, as well as modern architecture such as the world-famous Federation Square, the Melbourne Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Lyon’s college has public transport literally at the front door, with free city trams only metres from the entrance. Flinders Street Station is a short 2 minute walk from the campus, and is the major train station which connects all of Melbourne’s suburban network.

Within walking distance are hundreds of restaurants and coffee shops offering foods from many different cultures.