Information for Visitors


Plum Apartments ($) (500M from the Melbourne Law School)

  • Address: 528 Swanston Street, Carlton
  • Accommodation type:  Fully furnished studio and one bedroom apartments (limited twin share rooms available)
  • Website:
  • Bookings: 1300 669 629
  • Email:
  • Mercure Melbourne Therry Street ($-$$) (650M from the Melbourne Law School)

  • Address: 43 Therry Street, Melbourne
  • Accommodation type: Rooms with fully equipped kitchenettes
  • Website: :
  • Bookings: +61 3 9637 6610
  • Email:
  • Rydges Swanston Melbourne ($$) (450M from the Melbourne Law School)

  • Address: 701 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053
  • Accommodation: 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:
  • Bookings: +61 3 9347 7811
  • Email:
  • ATMS

  • Regular 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, Carlton
  • Commonwealth Bank & ATM (on-campus): Ground Floor, Natural Philosophy Building
  • National Australia Bank & ATM (on-campus): Ground Floor, Old Botany Building
  • Westpac Bank: 310 Lygon St, Carlton
  • Chemists

    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 classes

  • English 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 Money

  • Foreign 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.
  • Phones

    Local SIM cards

  • Major providers are Telstra, Optus and Vodafone
  • You 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 Phones

  • Public Pay phones are located across numerous street corners in and around Melbourne.
  • Use Telstra’s payphone locator tool:
  • 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 Codes

  • Melbourne Area Code - 03
  • Australian Country Code - 61
  • International Direct Dial - for dialling overseas from Australia 0011 + Country Code + Area Code + Phone Number
  • International Direct Dial - rings you back with the cost of your call 0012 + Country Code + Area Code + Phone Number
  • Post Office

  • Australia Post Office
  • 113-119 Lygon St, Carlton
  • Transport

    Trams and Trains

  • Melbourne’s public transport includes trams, trains and buses.  Public Transport Victoria provides details about public transport in Melbourne, including timetables and maps:
  • 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 Melbourne
  • Free Tram Zone:
  • Buying your ticket: Myki ticketing system:
  • Taxis

  • Taxis are available for booking or on request by calling
  • Yellow Cabs 132 227
  • Embassy Taxis  131 755
  • Silver Top Taxis 131 008
  • Uber: Download the Uber app from your app store or see:
  • Bike-share

  • Get 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.
  • If you don’t have your own bike helmet, or pick one up free at select stores:
  • 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 School

  • Lygon 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.
  • Porta Via ($) Located on the Ground Level of the Law School Building (M-F 7.00am – 6.00pm | Sat 8.00am – 5.00pm) Coffee / Sandwiches / Pastries
  • The following three are right next to the Melbourne Law School:
  • Stovetop ($) 100 Leicester Street (M-F 7.00am – 5.00pm | Sat-Sun 8.00am – 4.00pm) All Day Breakfast / Brunch / Coffee
  • Seven Seeds Specialty Coffee ($) 106-114 Berkeley Street (M-F 7.00am – 5.00pm | Sat-Sun 8.00am – 5.00pm) Brunch / Breakfast / Coffee / Pastries
  • Middle Fish ($) 122-128 Berkeley Street (M-F 7.00am – 5.00pm | Sat-Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm) Thai / Breakfast / Brunch
  • La Miel Et Lune ($) 330 Cardigan Street (M-F 7.00am – 4.00pm | Sat 8.00am-4.00pm | Sun Closed) All Day Breakfast / Brunch / Coffee
  • Assembly ($) 60 Pelham Street (M-F 7.00am – 6.00pm | Sat-Sun 10.00am - 5.00pm) Coffee / Pastries
  • Twenty & Six ($) 594 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne (Mon, Wed-Fri 7.30am – 3.30pm | Sat-Sun 8.00am – 3.30pm) Brunch / Breakfast / Coffee
  • Helados Jauja ($) 254 Lygon Street (M-S 2.00pm – 10.30pm) Ice Cream / Latin American Gelato
  • Yo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt ($) 194 Faraday Street (M-S 12.00pm – 11.00pm) Frozen Yogurt / Self Service
  • Hotel Lincoln ($) or ($$ in Dining Room) 91 Cardigan St, Carlton VIC 3053 (M-F 12.00 – 11.00pm | Sat 3.00pm – 12.00am | Sun 3.00pm – 11.00pm) Modern Australian/ Pub Meals or Dining Room: Bistro/ modern European with Asian influences
  • DOC Pizza ($$) 295 Drummond Street (M-W 5.30pm – 10.00pm | Th-Sun 12.00pm – 11.00pm) Italian / Pizza / Mozzarella Bar
  • Kaprica ($$) 19 Lincoln Square South (M-Sat 10.00am – 10.00pm | Sun Closed) Italian/ Pizza + Pasta / CASH ONLY
  • Markov ($$) 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 tap
  • La Spaghettata ($$) 238 Lygon Street (M-S 11.00am – 10.00pm) Italian / Pasta
  • For other ideas of where to eat in the city, check out the following sites: * Broadsheet: *Australian Good Food and Travel Guide:
  • Shopping


  • Union House Building on the main campus
  • Woolworths Lygon Street – 380 Lygon Street (Lygon Court), Carlton
  • City – 2-26 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
  • City – inside Melbourne Central (next to the train station on the lower ground floor)
  • City – shop 1, 8 Franklin Street
  • Lygon Street

  • Lygon 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

  • Located 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

  • 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

  • The 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

  • The 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

  • Website available in a number of languages – simply click in the top right hand corner of the page
  • Tourism info line: 132 842
  • Visitor info centre at the Federation Square: Corner St Kilda Road and Flinders Street
  • Open 7 days, 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Detailed information relating to ideas, sites, accommodation, events, maps, transport and tours.
  • A Few Ideas

  • Queen Victoria Market – Great for souvenirs to take home!
  • Lygon Street – full of Italian restaurants (pizza, pasta, etc.) *Southbank – great restaurants next to the Yarra River
  • Melbourne Zoo – see koalas and kangaroos
  • Melbourne Aquarium
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Melbourne Museum *Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Federation Square – creative mix of architecture, restaurants, attractions and open public spaces
  • Docklands – shopping precinct with lots of restaurants and cafes
  • Parks – The Botanical Gardens are beautiful for a picnic or a walk
  • Cafés – Experience Melbourne’s coffee culture in Lygon Street or in one of the laneway cafes in the city
  • Bars – There are many hidden laneway bars in the city *Shopping – Explore the maze of Melbourne’s laneways and arcades
  • St Kilda – Walk along St Kilda’s beautiful tree-lined foreshore (beach) or enjoy a coffee in Acland Street
  • Crown Casino *Phillip Island (fairy penguins)
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Healesville (native Australian animals – koalas, kangaroos)
  • Mornington Peninsula (beaches)