Living and Studying in Melbourne

Students at the National Theatre Melbourne often come from overseas and interstate to study. This section provides some basic information about Melbourne and St Kilda where the National Theatre Melbourne is based.

The National Theatre Melbourne is approximately 7kms from the  Melbourne City Centre, 100 metres from the St Kilda foreshore,  Luna Park and the Palais Theatre.

Accommodation for Students  

There is a lot of rental accommodation in the surrounding areas close to the National Theatre Melbourne If you need to find  accommodation whilst you are studying in Melbourne there are a  number of websites that will help:


Students who are under 18 will need to be living with a relative who  is a legal guardian and is responsible for the student’s welfare as a  condition of acceptance into a course at The National Theatre Melbourne Schools

Public Transport
Melbourne has a great public transport system consisting of trains, trams and buses. To use public transport, you must have a myki card. Download the PTV app to find information on public transport including timetables.

Melbourne International Airport is not central to the City and has no direct rail link. Skybus provides regular trips from the airport to Southern Cross Station, From the airport to St Kilda is approximately a 30-minute drive, depending on traffic and in peak times can be longer.

Melbourne has a variable climate, the seasons run from  summer (Dec–Feb), autumn (Mar-May) winter (Jun-Aug) and spring (Sep–Oct).

Average Temperatures
Summer 14C (57F) 26C (79F)
Autumn 11C (52F) 20C (68F)
Winter 7C (45F) 14C (57F)
Spring 10C (50F) 20C (68F)

Useful Websites 

For more information on Melbourne, St Kilda, Victoria and Australia  try the following websites and phone apps.

Visit Victoria: www.visitvictoria.com
Visit Melbourne: www.visitmelbourne.com
City of Melbourne: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au

Useful APPS 

Public Transport Victoria – PTV Tram Tracker

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide Time Out Melbourne

13CABS or Silver Top Taxi