Moving to Melbourne city for the first time, whether it’s for study or job, can be an exciting but challenging undertaking.

Here is quick guide about the basic things that really matter before or during of your arrival to the city. Be aware that  even we try our best to keep this info up to date, the fees and offers here displayed may change anytime.

Accommodation

  • Shared apartment or studio from $150 to $200 AUD per week
  • Studio or apartment for two people from $30o $500 AUD per week
  • The cost will depend of the location of the apartment. The nearest location to the city is more expensive than suburbs around.
  • The bond is necessary and it is equivalent to one rent monthly

Where to start looking for accommodation:
www.sha.com.auwww.gumtree.com.auwww.flatmates.com.au, www.realestate.com.auwww.realestateview.com.auwww.visitvictoria.com/regions/melbourne/accommodation/apartments

Public Transport

  • The public transport of Victoria provides a reloadable ticketing system through smart card called Myki. The Myki card is your ticket to travel on Melbourne’s train, trams and buses. The reusable card is easy to use, simply top up before your journey and then touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel.
    • Myki Money: suitable for occasional users top up your myki by paying as you go.
    • Myki Pass: suitable for frequent users top up your myki with consecutive days of travel.
    • Unlimited Monthly Fare (30 days) $138.60 AUD
    • Unlimited weekly fare $37.60 AUD
    • Cost per day $7.52 AUD

    For more information: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/)

    Best choice for short distances is a Bicycle. You can get a used bicycle via www.gumtree.com.au

    Remember to use helmet all the time for your protection and to comply the safety regulation.

Restaurants

  • Lunch or dinner from $12 AUD
  • McDonalds’ meals from $9.50 AUD
  • 7Eleven coffee from $1 (small)
  • Can of Coke from $4 AUD
  • Beer or spirits from $8 AUD

Markets & Shops

Recreation

Getting a Job

  • Shared apartment or studio from $150 to $200 AUD per week
  • Studio or apartment for two people from $30o $500 AUD per week
  • The cost will depend of the location of the apartment. The nearest location to the city is more expensive than suburbs around.
  • The bond is necessary and it is equivalent to one rent monthly

Where to start looking for accommodation:
www.sha.com.auwww.gumtree.com.auwww.flatmates.com.au, www.realestate.com.auwww.realestateview.com.auwww.visitvictoria.com/regions/melbourne/accommodation/apartments

The public transport of Victoria provides a reloadable ticketing system through smart card called Myki. The Myki card is your ticket to travel on Melbourne’s train, trams and buses. The reusable card is easy to use, simply top up before your journey and then touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel.

  • Myki Money: suitable for occasional users top up your myki by paying as you go.
  • Myki Pass: suitable for frequent users top up your myki with consecutive days of travel.
  • Unlimited Monthly Fare (30 days) $138.60 AUD
  • Unlimited weekly fare $37.60 AUD
  • Cost per day $7.52 AUD

For more information: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/)

Best choice for short distances is a Bicycle. You can get a used bicycle via www.gumtree.com.au

Remember to use helmet all the time for your protection and to comply the safety regulation.

  • Lunch or dinner from $12 AUD
  • McDonalds’ meals from $9.50 AUD
  • 7Eleven coffee from $1 (small)
  • Can of Coke from $4 AUD
  • Beer or spirits from $8 AUD

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  • The state minimum wage from the first full pay period on and from 1 July 2015 for adults is
  • Weekly 38 hours $668.80 AUD ($17.60 AUD per hour)
  • Casual hourly $22 AUD per hour

 

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