Posted on January 10, 2018
#Student Living #Melbourne 

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:


Need to unwind after a long week?

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Treat yourself to some art and books every once in a while!

  • Melbourne Museum, a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens. The museum had its earliest beginnings in 1854. It features spaces such as the Sidney Myer Amphitheatre and The Age Theatre, as well as the free Discovery Centre.
  • National Gallery of Victoria popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.
  • Heidi Museum of Modern Art or Heidi is a State-owned public museum and gallery museum. Established in 1981, it is located in Bulleen, a suburb of Melbourne.
  • State Library of Victoria established in 1854 is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. The library holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city's founders. It also houses the original armour of Ned Kelly an Australian bushranger and outlaw.

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Watch a recital or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Regent Theatre is located in Melbourne's East End Theatre District. The cinema was gutted by a fire in 1945 which destroyed both the auditorium and organ. The reconstructed Regent opened in 1947, making it one of the last picture palaces to be built in the country.
  • Hamer Hall is a concert hall, used for orchestra and contemporary music performances. It was opened in 1982 under the name Melbourne Concert Hall and was later renamed Hamer Hall.
  • Forum Theatre opened February 1929, is a theatre and live music venue located on the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street in the East End Theatre District of Melbourne.
  • Her Majesty's Theatre is a theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia. Built in 1886 it is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
  • The Astor Theatre is a classic, single-screen revival movie theatre located in the inner Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. It first opened in 1936 and has since undergone a lot of renovations.

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Watch a game and vibe with the spirit of Melbourne.

  • Catch a game of Cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known simply as "The G" was built in 1853 and is located in Yarra Park, Melbourne. Home to the Melbourne Cricket Club, the largest stadium in Australia, and has the tallest light towers of any sporting venue.
  • Watch Australian Rules footy at Docklands Stadium which is also known as Etihad Stadium is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne. The stadium is primarily used for Australian rules football and is the headquarters of the Australian Football League.
  • Olympic Park Oval is an Australian rules football ground located on the site of the former Olympic Park Stadium in Olympic Park, Melbourne. Opened in 2003 the Oval's primary purpose is as the training ground of the Collingwood Football Club and as a venue for the club's Women's matches.
  • Knights Stadium is an Australian soccer stadium in Sunshine North, a suburb of Melbourne. Built in 1989, it is used by the Melbourne Knights as a home ground in the NPL Victoria competition.

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Food, Street Performers and Art.. Melbourne has it all!

  • White Nights are a kind of all-night arts festival held in many cities in the summer. Australia held its inaugural White Night in 2013 and encounters an estimated crowd of 550,000 people each year.
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the third-largest international comedy festival in the world and the largest cultural event in Australia. Established in 1987, it takes place annually in Melbourne over four weeks, typically starting in March and running through to April.
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival is an annual independent arts festival held in Melbourne. It includes a wide variety of art forms, including theatre, comedy, music, performance art, film, cabaret, digital art, and circus performance as well.
  • Melbourne Festival (formerly Melbourne International Arts Festival) is a major international arts festival and a celebration of dance, theatre, music, circus, visual arts and multimedia.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Melbourne Gardens are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne. They are 94 acres of landscaped gardens consisting of a mix of native and exotic vegetation including over 10,000 individual species.
  • Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, it is located on the banks of the Yarra River.
  • Queen Victoria Market is a major Melbourne tourist destination, offering a variety of fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry and seafood, gourmet and delicatessen foods as well as specialty delicacies. It also has a large non-food related market, selling clothing, shoes, jewellery and handmade arts and crafts.
  • Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kilometres stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia. Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks.


Don't have an empty tummy ever again.


Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Jimmy Grants at Fitzroy, have delish greek food for under AU$15. Open for business from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Ba'get --- Russell Street, this Vietnamese bakery offers meals for less than AU$15 and is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.
  • Paperboy Kitchen offers Vietnamese and Asian food. Also famous for its under AU$15 sandwiches! Open from 11:30 am --- 3:00 pm and resumes at 5:00 pm --- 9:00 pm.
  • Delhi Streets offers everything Indian, and is known for its incredible dosa's. A full meal costs less than AU$15. Its open for business from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and resumes 5:30 and closes at 9:30. Closed on Sundays.
  • Spud Bar is a fast food restaurants that will leave you with a full tummy in under AU$15. Open from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.

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  • Hudsons at several locations
  • Industry Beans at Fitzroy
  • Coffee Supreme at several locations
  • Patricia at Downtown Melbourne
  • Everyday Coffee at several locations
  • Rudimentary at Leeds


Fresh and trending!


These drugstores have several branches in and around Chicago, visit thier websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Pulse Pharmacy

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Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Melbourne for these stores.

  • 7-Eleven
  • IGA X-press

Clothing (women & men)

  • Dejour Jeans at Sydney Road
  • Reload Clothing at Centre Dandenong Rd
  • Ministry Of Style at Brunswick St
  • First In Best Dressed at Rose St


We're sure you miss the comfort of home.


Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Urban Laundry at North Fitzroy
  • Rocket Wash Laundromat at Bulleen
  • The Laundry Hamper at Kooyong Road
  • Sunshine West Coin Laundry at Sunshine West

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Food Delivery

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