How To Do Melbourne On A Budget…

Melbourne is Australia’s Hidden Little Gem. If you are looking to study in Australia and are looking for a location that is with in a big city, Has some of the Best Night life in the Whole Country and has a thriving Music, Arts & Food Scene This is definitely the Place for you.

The Climate in Melbourne is absolutely all over the place. Amongst Australians it know as the place that can be be sunny and beautiful on one side of the street and pelting down rain on the other side of the street. In summer it can have some very hot conditions and in Winter it can be very cold. So it best to prepare for all conditions if heading to Melbourne.

Places To Study


Fusion English School, Hawthorn English Institute, Chambers Institute, Academia International, ILSC, Holmes Institute, Ability English Melbourne, Lyceum English, TAFE Victoria, Victoria University English College, Latrobe English, Deakin English, MEGT Institute.


Holmes Institute, Australian College of Sports & Fitness, ILSC, TAFE  Victoria,  Academia International, Australian Lawrence College of Care, Oz Ford College, Chambers Institute.

Universities & Higher Education:

Deakin University, RMIT, Monash University, University Of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Swineburn University, Federation University, Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, Holmes Institute.

Staying There.

Melbourne has some of the most luxurious hotels in Australia. Although there is still a few little places wear you can be in the heart of all the action for a very low cost.

United Backpackers.

Rooms start from $32.00 Per night

Come join the fun at Melbourne’s newest international youth hostel in Melbourne, United Backpackers! We are bringing Melbourne’s laneway culture inside our walls with funky décor, quirky art and unique experiences.

Home @ The Mansion.

Rooms start from $27.00 Per night

Home @ the mansion is undoubtedly Melbourne’s most impressive backpackers! With a completely new fit-out in 2010, guests can enjoy great facilities in an awesome city location! With only 96 beds, you are guaranteed a more personal experience.

Back Of Chapel Backpackers.

Rooms start from $26.00 Per night

Back Of Chapel backpackers and have an extensive history of backpacking and travel to many countries over many years. Their Melbourne born manager can swap stories with you of journeys through some of the most extreme places on the planet or direct you to the most fun areas of Melbourne. They offer cheap Melbourne accommodation in private rooms or dorm style.


For More information about more long term Accommodation options for International Students please Click Here.

Getting Around.

Getting Around.

Public Transport in Melbourne is like no other place in Australia. You have the choice of trains, trams, & buses all can be utilised by purchasing a MET card. The price of public transport in Melbourne is very cheap in comparison to The Gold Coast. The trams are one of the best ways to get around they go all over the city as well as surrounding suburbs and stop at every major attraction or event. MET can be purchased from train stations and selected tram stops.

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Things To Do.

Federation Square

It’s increasingly hard to imagine Melbourne without Federation Square. It is home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and  stores, this modern piazza has become the city’s meeting place. It is a great place to sit down and watch the world go buy or be entertained by one of the many street entertainers.

National Gallery Of Victoria.

The National Gallery of Victoria has two magnificent galleries located a short walk apart, both with free entry to the permanent collection. Victorians and visitors can now enjoy two public art galleries within one magnificent arts precinct.
Stretching from the top of Saint Kilda Road across the Yarra River to Federation Square, this cultural heartland encompasses the transformed National Gallery of Victoria International on St Kilda Road, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, and The Arts Centre, all within a short stroll from each other.

The Corner Hotel.

You can go to the Corner three times in a week to see three completely different bands; international buzz bands, local stalwarts or heavyweights having an intimate moment. With live music on most nights of the year, it’s no wonder locals queue around the corner to get in.

The City Circle Tram.

The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families can use the City Circle Tram to travel to major attractions, shops and city events. An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.

ackwoods Gallery.

It’s more back streets than back woods but the art is certainly not backwards at Easey Street’s Backwoods, where street art is brought inside by the people who totally get it. You’re just as likely to see exhibitions by international artists as the hottest local urban artists, with the artwork’s presentation as much of interest as the increasing popularity of the creators themselves.

Street Art Lane way Gallery’s.

There are numerous locations around Melbourne city that you can check out some of the best local & International street artists.

Banksy, Space Invader, Fred Flower, Meek, Miso, Prism, Sync, APPLE. These are just a small portion of some of the local and international artists who have added pieces to the Melbourne street art scene.


  • Hosier and Rutledge Lane, opposite Federation Square
  • Caledonian Lane, off Little Bourke Street
  • Union Lane, off Bourke Street Mall
  • Rear of 280 Queen Street in Finlay Avenue
  • 21 Degraves Street
  • Cnr Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley
  • 122 Palmerston Street, Carlton
  • Centre Place, between Collins Street and Flinders Lane


Food & Drink.

This is definitely one of the areas that Melbourne stands out in comparison to other parts of Australia. Melbourne is known for having some of the best Bars, Clubs & Restaurants in Australia.

This is Pathway To Aus top 3 Bars.

Roof Top Bar. Swanston Street

The centrepiece of Melbourne’s alcohol stocked skyline, Rooftop Bar retains its position as the city’s most popular — despite the seven flights of stairs needed to scale before you reach it. Open from 11am it is the ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon shaded by an umbrella and fanned by a sky-high breeze. In the evening, rooftop is the pinnacle of elevated recreation: drinks, dancing, views, burgers, deckchairs and cinema.

Section 8. Tattersalls Lane

Located in the alley ways below roof top bar you cant get much more “Melbourne” then this awesome little bar. With all drinks being served out of a modified caravan with awesome music and atmosphere it is definitely worth checking out.  Drinks are not the cheapest going around but the selection of cocktails is huge and they make one hell of a Long Island Ice Tea.

Croft Institute.  Croft Alley 

Tucked down a winding Chinatown alley, getting to The Croft Institute is part of your experience.  Low key and relaxed, wind down after work or wind up for a big night out – it’s entirely what you make it! Our ground floor is loosely designed around an old school science lab with a massive collection of all manner of curious glassware. There Cocktails are mostly custom designed by our awesome team to suit your mood and tastebuds on the night, the wine list is small but boutique, and the beers are cold.

Pathway To Aus Top 3 Restaurants.

The Curry Vault.  Bank Place

Curry Vault Indian Restaurant & Bar is Melbourne’s finest Indian dining experience. The food is amazing and the staff are warm and welcoming there is nothing better on a cold night in Melbourne then heading down to the curry vault and having some of the delicious food.

HuTong Dumpling Bar. Market Lane

Hutong is one of China towns best kept secrets. With good prices and wonderful food this is a must do while in Melbourne. With some of the biggest range of exotic dumplings there is something for all tastes, you will not be disappointed by this amazing little restaurant.

Café Italia. Lygon Street

Cafe Italia has been established for over 25 years here in the heart of Melbourne’s Italian restaurant district, Lygon Street, Carlton. They are a sophisticated, contemporary, yet relaxed restaurant located only minutes from the Melbourne CBD. The atmosphere provided by Lygon St really ads to this restaurant and makes for a perfect place for lunch or dinner.