​Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city with a strong culture, excellent healthcare, sound infrastructure and outstanding education opportunities.

Our close proximity to Melbourne’s city centre and public transport gives our international boarding students quick and easy access to the State Library, shopping precincts, leisure, sporting and entertainment facilities.

Situated within the State of Victoria, Australia, the City of Melbourne comprises the city centre and a number of suburbs each with its own distinctive flavour; businesses, shops and facilities, of which Toorak is one. Melbourne continues to shine as one of the world’s most livable cities, achieving the number one ranking in 10 out of 18 years and has been ranked as the top Australian city every year (source: Global Liveability Index).

Melbourne is a relatively large city with a population of over 4.8 million people.

Multicultural Communities

The City of Melbourne is home to one of the world’s most harmonious and culturally diverse communities. ​Our population is made up of people from all over the world. Around 140 cultures are represented, from Victoria’s original Indigenous inhabitants to more recent migrants from countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Melbourne today is a welcoming, outgoing and confident city, a reflection on the generous and inclusive spirit of its people. This spirit embraces change while respecting heritage; celebrates diversity while sharing a common sense of place and pride; and aspires to a rich, lively and peaceful future.

The multicultural nature of Melbourne is reflected in the variety of restaurants, foods and goods available throughout the city, all of which our international students can enjoy.

Our Climate

Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers, mild and sometimes balmy springs and autumns, and cool winters.

​The weather can be changeable, so be prepared for anything – take an umbrella and wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed.

Melbourne is an excellent place to see the seasons change. In summer, take a stroll through our beautiful city. In autumn, experience the glorious foliage of the many European-style parks that fringe the central city. In winter, enjoy the warmth of cosy cafes and bars. Spring is a time for renewal – a great time to head back into our parks and revel in our gardens.

Season Average Maximum Average Minimum
Summer (December – February 25°C (77°F) 14°C (57°F)
Autumn (March-May 20°C (68°F) 11°C (52°F)
Winter (June-August) 14°C (57°F) 7°C (45°F)
Spring (September – November) 20°C (68°F) 10°C (50°F)