Yoshihiro Nakamura

Diego

COLUMBIA

"Holmesglen gave me the opportunity to learn about the real Australian work environment, but also I enjoyed studying in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere."

Erica Hsieh

TAIWAN

"Melbourne is a fantastic place to live in. The people are all friendly and caring, and the multicultural aspect makes it a very diverse place to live and study in. I feel that every day in Melbourne is different, and some of my new friends that I’ve met here are truly fantastic."

Gail kampengele

Kelly

UNITED KINGDOM

"I would recommend anyone thinking of studying abroad to think of Australia and Holmesglen. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want Christmas in the sun!"

Renato Chagas Prieto

Oscar

PERU

"I really enjoyed my time at Holmesglen. Firstly, because of the people I met, from all over the world and between some of us we developed a truthful lasting friendship."

Efrain Froilan Carasas Castillo

Vanesiah

INDONESIA

"The lecturers at Holmesglen are wonderful. They are friendly, approachable, supportive and willing to help. It’s such a great experience to be taught by people who are at the forefront of their filed."

Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and home to approximately 100,000 international students. The city is situated on Port Phillip Bay on the south-eastern coast of Australia.

Discover what makes Melbourne a great place to live and study by visiting www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au. Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and home to approximately 100,000 international students. The city is situated on Port Phillip Bay on the south-eastern coast of Australia.

Melbourne is a clean, safe city with lots of beautiful parks and gardens. It is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city - famous for its wide variety of restaurants/cafes, shopping centres, entertainment venues and sporting facilities. 

View or download a map of Melbourne by visiting http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Documents/Maps/Melbourne_city_map.pdf

   

   

What to do in Melbourne

There are always exciting and fun things to do and places to see in Melbourne. Some enjoyable places to visit include the Melbourne Zoo, St Kilda esplanade, Southgate on the Yarra River, the Royal Botanic Gardens or the Queen Victoria Market (known as ‘Vic Market).

Further from Melbourne but still within a day’s reach are:

Healesville Sanctuary - www.zoo.org.au/HealesvilleSanctuary 

The Great Ocean Road - www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Great-Ocean-Road.aspx 

Phillip Island - www.visitphillipisland.com 

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat - www.sovereignhill.com.au 

   

   

For further information about places to see and things to do in Victoria, visit the Tourism Victoria website at www.visitvictoria.com  

Or find out ‘What’s on’ in Melbourne by visiting www.thatsmelbourne.com.au 

Climate

Melbourne has a comfortable temperate climate with 4 seasons. Summer is generally hot and dry, and winter is cool with occasional rain. It is a good idea to bring a woollen sweater or windproof jacket for the winter months. In summer, light cotton clothing is best. 

On campus, most students dress casually: T-shirts, jeans, sweaters, shorts, windcheaters and comfortable shoes.

 Summer  December, January,  February  January and February are the hottest months.  Daily maximum  temperatures are  between 25-  30 C. On a hot day the  temperature can be  between 35-40C.
 Autumn  March, April, May  Most days are pleasantly mild.
 Winter  June, July, August  Days can be cold and windy. Temperatures  range between 5-15C
 Spring  September, October,  November  Days are slightly warmer. Temperatures  between 15-25C

Public Holidays in Melbourne
New Year’s Day  1 January 
Australia Day 26 January
Labour Day 2nd Monday in March 
Good Friday Late March/April 
Easter Monday  Late March/April  
Anzac Day 25 April 
Queens Birthday 2nd Monday in June 
Melbourne Cup  1st Tuesday in November
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day  26 December

The Victorian Public Holiday dates for 2014 – 2015 can be found at
http://www.vic.gov.au/Victorian-Public-Holiday-Dates.html  
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