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”.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory at the northern tip of the Australian Alps, the country’s highest mountain range. As of June 2021, Canberra’s estimated population was 453,558.
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