Fun, friendly, and effortlessly cool, Melbourne is Australia's favourite student city. It boasts world-class arts, music, food, shopping, and sports right in the city centre. You're also close to world-famous Aussie sights, like the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles.

Melbourne has been described as the world's most liveable city by The Economist Intelligence Unit on more than one occasion.


Melbourne is famous across Australia for its shopping: from quirky second-hand stores to haute couture boutiques, you'll find them all within easy reach of MIT. Dotted throughout the city are great venues for nightlife, ranging from small, quiet bars and art-house cinemas to grand theatres.


Sport is popular in Victoria, and sporting facilities are excellent. It is known as the sporting capital of Australia, hosting international sporting events like the Australian Open Tennis Championship, Formula One Grand Prix, the 500cc. Motorcycle championship, test cricket and Aussie Rules football. In 2006, Melbourne hosted the Commonwealth Games.


Melbourne has an extensive public transport system of buses, trains and trams, all of which are within easy access of MIT and which makes it easy to travel around.

Weather in Melbourne

You may have heard the phrase, "Four Seasons in One Day" - it describes Melbourne weather perfectly.

Summer is dry with occasional hot spells that can last more than three days. Temperatures can soar past 30°C.

Winter temperatures range from 6.5 - 14.2ºC. The weather is frequently cold and cloudy, with higher rainfall.

Cost of living

Victoria is not only a great place to study, live and work. Melbourne is among the developed world's least expensive cities in terms of cost of living, while at the same time offering an excellent quality of life – making it one of the world's most liveable cities.

The cost of living depends upon your background, individual lifestyle, and expectations. However, most students manage approximately $29,710 per year. This is exclusive of tuition fees and lifestyle expenses but covers accommodation, food, public transport clothing, entertainment, books, stationery, and incidental expenses.

At MIT you’ll experience great teaching in a supportive environment. And you’ll graduate with the skills you need to succeed.

Call our friendly student services team today to discuss your learning journey on +61 3 8600 6700.