Living in Australia will be a new experience, but there are support services at Mercury Institute of Victoria as well as from other organisations to help make adjusting to life in Australia easier.
No matter what type of study you are doing in Australia, whether you are here for a few months or a few years, some research and planning will help you have a safe and rewarding study experience.
Important considerations and planning includes:
- Planning your departure
- Arriving in Australia
- Accessing support services
- Maintaining visa compliance
- Working while you study
- Living costs and finding accommodation
- Health and safety
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of approximately 5 million (19% of the population of Australia), and its inhabitants are referred to as “Melburnians”.
Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. With a population of approximately 225,000 (over 40% of Tasmania’s population), it is the least populated Australian state capital city, and second smallest if territories are taken into account (after Darwin, Northern Territory).
Please refer to Student Handbook for more information including:
- Cost of living
- Renting rules and regulations
- Public Transport
- Banking Institutes and Banking Terminology
- Visa and Immigration Services