Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and Australia’s second largest city, with a population of approximately 3.5 million. This year (2017) for the 7th year in a row, Melbourne has been voted by an international panel as: The World’s Most Liveable City. Once you have lived in Melbourne, its easy to understand why. Located on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is in close proximity to beautiful surf beaches, alpine regions with fantastic ski fields and a number of national parks ranging from sub-tropical to semi desert. The city itself boasts a large multi cultural population which has helped develop a huge range of reasonably priced restaurants with cuisines from throughout the world.
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With its intensive calendar of sporting events such as the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Australian Tennis Open, Australian Rules Footbal (AFL) and a wide range of arts and cultural events, there is always something to do in Melbourne. This makes Melbourne a great place to experience overseas study.
Melbourne and its surrounds provide numerous recreational and sporting opportunities including surfing, snow skiing, windsurfing, sailing, roller blading, cricket, tennis, football, bushwalking and just about every sporting club you can think of. The college encourages your participation in such activities and can advise you as to the best places to visit and how to go about becoming involved in local sporting competitions.
Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate with warm-hot summers, a mild spring and autumn and cool winters. As a guide, average day time temperatures in summer are between 24 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius, autumn and spring are 18 degrees to 25 degrees and winter is 12 degrees to 17 degrees.
Given Melbournes varied weather, its a good idea to bring your shorts and T-shirts along with some warm pullovers as well.
The changeable weather in Melbourne keeps you guessing, but that’s one of the great things about living here.
AVIATION MET INFORMATION
For information our weather you can view the area forecasts or visit the Bureau of Meteorology.
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ACCOMMODATION FOR FLYING STUDENTS IN MELBOURNE
If you would like us to assist with accommodation we can arrange a Homestay for you. We find that this is the best way for new overseas students to settle in to life in Australia and to their aviation studies.
A Homestay means that you stay with a local family who provide you with your own room, meals and laundry. The cost of Homestay Accommodation is approximately AUD$295 per week which is the standard rate around Melbourne for this service.
Many of our students decide that Homestay accommodation suits them and decide to stay with their host family for the duration of their stay. Other students use this as a start and make other arrangements once they have settled in. In all cases where an overseas student has wanted to enter into share accommodation, they have been able to organise this within the first couple of weeks of the course, usually with other students at the college.
If you wish us to book Homestay for you, please indicate this on the Application Form.
As a guide, you will need approximately $350-$400/week to cover rent, food, transport, entertainment etc. This amount should be sufficient to live comfortably however, if the total that is right for you will depend upon your own lifestyle and spending habits.
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