Monash has four main Australian campuses across Melbourne, at Caulfield, Clayton, Parkville and Peninsula. Study Abroad and Exchange students usually study at Clayton, our largest campus, or Caulfield. The Parkville campus is available to Pharmacy students only. Learn more about our Australian locations.
Things to see and do in Australia
There are so many things to see and do when you’re in Australia – it’s a big country so make sure you come with a good pair of walking shoes and an open mind!
A good place to start when planning your weekend adventures in Melbourne is Visit Victoria. Here you’ll find info about places to eat, things to do and events you can attend. There are lots of free things going on in the city all the time, so make sure you check back regularly.
It’s a good idea to check out the tourist information kiosk at Federation Square (opposite Flinders Street train station). They have staffed booths around the clock to give you maps, information, details about free wi-fi, how to book travel and much more. That’s Melbourne (run by the City of Melbourne council) has a festival calendar to help you plan your event attendance, and if you’re into nightlife, fashion and the arts (as well as knowing where to get a good coffee) you should take a look at Broadsheet.
You may like to check out some of Melbourne’s biggest events while you’re here, like:
- Australian Open Tennis Championships for two sweltering weeks in January
- Melbourne food and wine festival in March
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival from March – April
- AFL (Australian football league) from March – September
Melbourne Fringe Festival in September and October
Trips and tours
There’s lots to experience across Australia.
STA Travel is a great resource for booking tours and getting ideas for your semester break or weekend getaway. With STA you can book cheap student flights and experiences – meaning that places like WA’s Rottnest Island (where you can pet quokkas), the red centre and Uluru, and Australia's most remarkable natural attraction – the Great Barrier Reef, are just a short flight away. There is a STA Travel branch at both the Clayton campus and the Caufield campus.
Getting involved on campus
Getting involved on campus is easy with lots of clubs and associations, volunteering opportunities, and sports events. Check the Monash campus pages for details about what’s happening on campus.
Cost of living
Living in Australia can be expensive, so it’s a good idea to do your research and prepare a budget before you arrive. Your tuition and study fees do not include personal costs like accommodation, food, and other things you will need while in Australia.
You can learn more about the cost of living in Melbourne to help you prepare a budget. However, these figures are only estimates; costs will vary depending on your location and your lifestyle. Rent, for example, is more expensive in Melbourne than it is in a regional area. You may need to add other items to your budget, like ongoing mobile phone and internet fees. All costs are subject to inflation.