Plum Apartments ($) (500M from the Melbourne Law School) Address: 528 Swanston Street, CarltonAccommodation type: Fully furnished studio and one bedroom apartments (limited twin share rooms available)Website: http://plumapartments.com.au/Bookings: 1300 669 629Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercure Melbourne Therry Street ($-$$) (650M from the Melbourne Law School) Address: 43 Therry Street, MelbourneAccommodation type: Rooms with fully equipped kitchenettesWebsite: : http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-9376-mercure-melbourne-therry-street/index.shtml Bookings: +61 3 9637 6610Email: email@example.com
Rydges Swanston Melbourne ($$) (450M from the Melbourne Law School)Address: 701 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053Accommodation: Rooms feature individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room workstation, FREE WI-FI, flat-screen LCD TV, mini bar, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, and tea & coffee making facilities. Executive and Superior rooms have been refurbished with European-style bathrooms and rain showers or try our Queen Spa Suite with indulgent two-person spa.Website: https://www.rydges.com/accommodation/melbourne-vic/swanston-melbourne/Bookings: +61 3 9347 7811Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATMSRegular ATMs are located on campus at the front of the Student Union Building at the National Australia Bank, the Commonwealth Bank and the Credit Co-op Building on Monash Road.ANZ Bank: 280 Lygon St, CarltonCommonwealth Bank & ATM (on-campus): Ground Floor, Natural Philosophy BuildingNational Australia Bank & ATM (on-campus): Ground Floor, Old Botany BuildingWestpac Bank: 310 Lygon St, Carlton
Chemists are located on the main campus, on Lygon Street or in Melbourne Central
A dry cleaning service is available in Union House on the main campus.
English classesEnglish as a Second Language (ESL) classes and Graduate Certificate in English for the Global Workplace classes are available for visiting scholars. More information on the courses can be found here and here. Visitors can enrol in one or more of these subjects via the Community Education program of the Arts Faculty.External courses are also available at the Melbourne Language Centre.
Exchanging MoneyForeign Exchange rates are displayed in the windows or foyers of most major banks and generally offer the best rates for exchange. There are a number of Bureau de Change outlets around the city that provide the current exchange rate.Foreign Exchange Booths are usually open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm. While these opening hours make them a convenient alternative to a bank, their commissions and fees are generally higher.
Local SIM cardsMajor providers are Telstra, Optus and VodafoneYou can purchase a pre-paid sim card at 7-Eleven stores, supermarkets or phone retailers.You will need to provide your name, passport number and an Australian address to register the SIM to. You can use your hotel or hostel address.
Public PhonesPublic Pay phones are located across numerous street corners in and around Melbourne.Use Telstra’s payphone locator tool: http://envinsaonline.mapinfo.com.au/ppol/Pay phones accept either coins or Phone Cards. If you intend to make numerous calls during your visit then it is highly recommended that you purchase a prepaid phone card as it saves you time and hassle with the need to look for coins. Phone cards also come in many denominations and can be purchased at newsagents, local milk bars, and convenience stores (like 7-11).
Dialling CodesMelbourne Area Code - 03Australian Country Code - 61International Direct Dial - for dialling overseas from Australia 0011 + Country Code + Area Code + Phone NumberInternational Direct Dial - rings you back with the cost of your call 0012 + Country Code + Area Code + Phone Number
Post OfficeAustralia Post Office113-119 Lygon St, Carlton https://www.auspost.com.au/
Trams and TrainsMelbourne’s public transport includes trams, trains and buses. Public Transport Victoria provides details about public transport in Melbourne, including timetables and maps: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/Trams run along Royal Parade and Swanston Street. Both lines stop at Melbourne Central Station and Flinders Street Station, which provide links to the outer suburbs of MelbourneFree Tram Zone: https://static.ptv.vic.gov.au/siteassets/PDFs/Maps/Network-maps/PTV-Free-Tram-Zone-Map.pdfBuying your ticket: Myki ticketing system: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/
TaxisTaxis are available for booking or on request by callingYellow Cabs 132 227Embassy Taxis 131 755Silver Top Taxis 131 008Uber: Download the Uber app from your app store or see: https://www.uber.com/cities/melbourne
Bike-shareGet out in the sunshine and try out Melbourne’s bike-share scheme. Pick up a blue bike, available in stands all through the CBD, then take a slow ride along the banks of the Yarra River.http://www.melbournebikeshare.com.au/If you don’t have your own bike helmet, or pick one up free at select stores: http://www.melbournebikeshare.com.au/helmet-locations
Security at the University
University of Melbourne Security: Free call 1800 246 066 or extension 46666 from any University desk telephone.
Places to Eat
Near the Melbourne Law SchoolLygon Street, The Queen Victoria Market, QV and Melbourne Central all offer varied food outlets ranging from fast food, bakeries and cafes, to à la carte dining. There are also many cafés and sandwich bars located in the streets around the Law School Building.CAFESPorta Via ($) Located on the Ground Level of the Law School Building (M-F 7.00am – 6.00pm | Sat 8.00am – 5.00pm) Coffee / Sandwiches / PastriesThe following three are right next to the Melbourne Law School:Stovetop ($) 100 Leicester Street (M-F 7.00am – 5.00pm | Sat-Sun 8.00am – 4.00pm) All Day Breakfast / Brunch / CoffeeSeven Seeds Specialty Coffee ($) 106-114 Berkeley Street (M-F 7.00am – 5.00pm | Sat-Sun 8.00am – 5.00pm) Brunch / Breakfast / Coffee / PastriesMiddle Fish ($) 122-128 Berkeley Street (M-F 7.00am – 5.00pm | Sat-Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm) Thai / Breakfast / BrunchLa Miel Et Lune ($) 330 Cardigan Street (M-F 7.00am – 4.00pm | Sat 8.00am-4.00pm | Sun Closed) All Day Breakfast / Brunch / CoffeeAssembly ($) 60 Pelham Street (M-F 7.00am – 6.00pm | Sat-Sun 10.00am - 5.00pm) Coffee / PastriesTwenty & Six ($) 594 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne (Mon, Wed-Fri 7.30am – 3.30pm | Sat-Sun 8.00am – 3.30pm) Brunch / Breakfast / CoffeeDESSERTSHelados Jauja ($) 254 Lygon Street (M-S 2.00pm – 10.30pm) Ice Cream / Latin American GelatoYo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt ($) 194 Faraday Street (M-S 12.00pm – 11.00pm) Frozen Yogurt / Self ServiceRESTAURANTSHotel Lincoln ($) or ($$ in Dining Room) 91 Cardigan St, Carlton VIC 3053 (M-F 12.00 – 11.00pm | Sat 3.00pm – 12.00am | Sun 3.00pm – 11.00pm) Modern Australian/ Pub Meals or Dining Room: Bistro/ modern European with Asian influencesDOC Pizza ($$) 295 Drummond Street (M-W 5.30pm – 10.00pm | Th-Sun 12.00pm – 11.00pm) Italian / Pizza / Mozzarella BarKaprica ($$) 19 Lincoln Square South (M-Sat 10.00am – 10.00pm | Sun Closed) Italian/ Pizza + Pasta / CASH ONLYMarkov ($$) 350 Drummond Street (Mon Closed | Tue-Thu 5.00pm – 12.00am | Sat-Sun 3.00pm – 12.00am) Modern Australian / Gastropub / Pub Food * great place to go for something to share, classic pub favourites, Australian beers on tapLa Spaghettata ($$) 238 Lygon Street (M-S 11.00am – 10.00pm) Italian / PastaFor other ideas of where to eat in the city, check out the following sites: * Broadsheet: https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/ *Australian Good Food and Travel Guide: https://www.agfg.com.au/guide/vic/listings/
SupermarketsUnion House Building on the main campusWoolworths Lygon Street – 380 Lygon Street (Lygon Court), CarltonCity – 2-26 Elizabeth Street, MelbourneCity – inside Melbourne Central (next to the train station on the lower ground floor)City – shop 1, 8 Franklin Street
Lygon Street http://www.melbourne.com.au/lygon.htmLygon Street is only a 10 minute walk east of the University. The street features internationally renowned restaurants with a focus on Italian food. You can find good food, wine and great coffee in Lygon Street. Lygon Street also features many book, fashion, gift and other specialty shops.A cinema is also located on Lygon Street: Cinema Nova – 380 Lygon Street (Ph: 9347 5331).
Melbourne Central www.melbournecentral.com.auLocated above Melbourne Central Station, Melbourne Central has over 160 specialty stores, including all the big names in fashion, accessories, home wares and gifts. Melbourne Central is accessible from the Law School by a short tram ride or a 10 minute walk.211 La Trobe Street Melbourne (corner Latrobe and Swanston Streets)
The Emporium http://www.emporiummelbourne.com.au/Emporium Melbourne hosts Australia’s first Uniqlo, the largest Australian designer precinct in the country and 30 unique food icons, all in the heart of the CBD. The precinct features a mix of local and international designers, innovative concept and flagship stores and world class architecture.The precinct connects to Melbourne Central, Myer Melbourne and to David Jones via pedestrian bridges and tunnels. It also indelibly connects with Melbourne’s history and its heart.287 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
The Queen Victoria Market www.qvm.com.auThe Queen Victoria Market is located a short walk from the Melbourne Law School. A tourist attraction as well as a cultural institution for Melbournians, the Queen Victoria Market sells everything from fresh Australian fruit and vegetables and local and imported foods to hardware, clothing and souvenirs.
QV www.qv.com.auThe QV Precinct is a short walk or tram ride away from the Melbourne Law School. QV has a dynamic mix of shops, cafés, restaurants and other retailers, including national and international fashion designers. The Food Court offers a wide selection of food. Safeway and BIGW (supermarkets) can also be found at QV.Corner Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
Things to Do
There is a huge selection of activities and places to visit in and around Melbourne. For more information and ideas you may want to visit some of the following websites: Official Tourism Victoria Site http://www.visitvictoria.comWebsite available in a number of languages – simply click in the top right hand corner of the pageTourism info line: 132 842Visitor info centre at the Federation Square: Corner St Kilda Road and Flinders StreetOpen 7 days, 9:00am-6:00pmDetailed information relating to ideas, sites, accommodation, events, maps, transport and tours.
A Few IdeasQueen Victoria Market – Great for souvenirs to take home!Lygon Street – full of Italian restaurants (pizza, pasta, etc.) *Southbank – great restaurants next to the Yarra RiverMelbourne Zoo – see koalas and kangaroosMelbourne AquariumNational Gallery of VictoriaMelbourne Museum *Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)Federation Square – creative mix of architecture, restaurants, attractions and open public spacesDocklands – shopping precinct with lots of restaurants and cafesParks – The Botanical Gardens are beautiful for a picnic or a walkCafés – Experience Melbourne’s coffee culture in Lygon Street or in one of the laneway cafes in the cityBars – There are many hidden laneway bars in the city *Shopping – Explore the maze of Melbourne’s laneways and arcadesSt Kilda – Walk along St Kilda’s beautiful tree-lined foreshore (beach) or enjoy a coffee in Acland StreetCrown Casino *Phillip Island (fairy penguins)Great Ocean RoadHealesville (native Australian animals – koalas, kangaroos)Mornington Peninsula (beaches)