STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA

Australia is one of the best places to live and learn. A stable, culturally and geographically diverse country with a high standard of living, Australia also boasts a strong international reputation for educational excellence.

ABOUT MELBOURNE

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. It is often referred to as the “cultural capital of Australia” and is a centre for the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, and sport. Melbourne has been ranked as one of the top three World's Most Liveable Cities by the Economist Group's Intelligence Unit (since 2002).

Transport: Melbourne is serviced by an international airport (Melbourne Airport), which is 32 kilometres from the School’s Toorak Campus, 74 kilometres from the Corio Campus (Middle and Senior School), and 204 kilometres from Timbertop. Getting around Melbourne is easy – Melbourne has a comprehensive tram and train service, while V/Line provides train and coach services to regional Victoria.

Weather: Melbourne’s weather can vary greatly and it is often said you can experience four seasons in one day. During the Summer months (December-February) temperatures can range from 15-40 degrees Celsius. In winter (June-August) temperatures can range from 8-15 degrees Celsius, with temperatures at night as low as 3 degrees. For current Melbourne weather visit Melbourne Weather. 

Voltage: Australia’s electricity voltage for domestic use is AC 240 volts, 50 cycle, and we use a distinctive three pronged pin. Adaptors can be purchased at the airport or at hardware stores. 

TelephoneLocal Calls from public telephones cost 50c. Many mobile phones now use pre-paid phone cards which can be purchased in newsagents, and many other outlets.  

ABOUT GEELONG

Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria. The Geelong Region is quite diverse, with quaint bayside townships, rich farmland, rolling hills, and the scenic Surf Coast towns of Torquay and Anglesea – the gateway to the world famous Great Ocean Road.

Transport: Getting to Geelong is easy. It is less than 75 kilometres from Melbourne, and approximately the same distance from Melbourne Airport. Corio Campus (Middle and Senior School) is just 12 kilometres from Avalon Airport. Regular shuttle bus services are available from both airports, while train services link Geelong to Melbourne.

Weather: Geelong’s weather is very similar to Melbourne. During the Summer months (December- February) temperatures can range from 15-40 degrees Celsius. In Winter (June-August) temperatures can range from 8-15 degrees Celsius with temperatures at night as low as 3 degrees. For current Melbourne weather visit Geelong Weather. 

Voltage: Australia’s electricity voltage for domestic use is AC 240 volts, 50 cycle, and we use a distinctive three pronged pin. Adaptors can be purchased at the airport or at hardware stores. 

Telephone: Local Calls from public telephones cost 50c. Many mobile phones now use pre-paid phone cards which can be purchased in newsagents, gifts and many other outlets.

ABOUT THE VICTORIAN HIGH COUNTRY

Situated in the north-east of Victoria, the Victorian High Country is the southern end of Australia’s Great Dividing Range. The high country boasts beautiful alpine topography and dramatic mountain landscapes, with peaks rising to 1,900 metres above sea level. The area is blanketed in snow during the Winter months (June-August), and is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts.

Transport: Timbertop is located outside Mansfield, approximately 204 kilometres from Melbourne Airport and 259 kilometres from Avalon Airport (domestic). Regular bus and coach services are available from Melbourne Airport to Mansfield with V/Line. 

Weather: The weather in Victoria’s High Country can vary greatly. During the Summer months (December-February) temperatures can range from 20-40+ degrees Celsius. In winter (June-August) temperatures can range from 8-13 degrees Celsius, with temperatures at night as low as -5 degrees. For current Mansfield weather visit Mansfield Weather. 

Voltage: Australia’s electricity voltage for domestic use is AC 240 volts, 50 cycle, and we use a distinctive three pronged pin. Adaptors can be purchased at the airport or at hardware stores. 

Telephone: Local Calls from public telephones cost 50c. Many mobile phones now use pre-paid phone cards which can be purchased in newsagents, gifts and many other outlets.