English school in
Melbourne Australia Embassy English Australia

Think Australia’s all about koalas and kangaroos? Think again. Our English school in Melbourne is based in one of Australia’s most stylish cities.

Why you’ll love Embassy Melbourne

In our modern city-centre school, you’ll find bright classrooms and teachers who love to use their experience and knowledge of interactive technology to help you improve.

Speak, listen and learn as you explore the amazing restaurants, fashionable shops, stunning architecture, national parks, beaches and mountains of Melbourne.  Take part in sports, cultural events and exciting excursions.

When in Melbourne…
Take a trip along the Great Ocean Road to see the natural beauty of the Twelve Apostles

Facilities and highlights

  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Student lounge
  • Work placement assistance seminars
  • Student iPads
  • University application counselling
  • Activities
Student residence - live with other students
Embassy Homestay - practise speaking English with your host
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Student Residence (18 years+)

Have fun sharing a residence with other international students

Distance from school

30 minutes by bus

Meals provided



Single and shared room with private bathroom

Other facilities

See factsheet

More information

Homestay (live with a host family)

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

45 minutes journey by public transport

Meals provided

16 per week (breakfast and evening meal) + lunch at weekends



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Embassy Students exploring Melvourne city centre

Local facilities

Nearest bus stop: 3 minute's walk
Nearest shopping centre: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest coffee shop: 1 minute's walk (downstairs)
Nearest post office: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest café/restaurant: 1 minute's walk (downstairs)
Nearest park: 3 minutes' walk
Nearest bank: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest church: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest newsagent: 7 minutes' walk
Nearest supermarket: 5 minutes' walk

Travelling around the city

A grid layout makes this an easy city to navigate. Transport options include train, tram, bus or bike.

Flinders Street Station Melbourne Yarra Park, Melbourne 

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately AU $250 - 300 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs.  (Last updated April 2013)

Sample prices (all in AU $):

Item Price in AU $
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 3.50-4.50
Can of Coca Cola 1.60
Big Mac hamburger 4.80
A meal in a mid-range restaurant 25.00
Takeaway, e.g. from a noodle bar 10.00
Cinema ticket 21.00
Nightclub entrance 10.00 upwards
Local train Myki Card 6.00 & approx fare for 1 week
(1 zone 35.00 p/w) & (1+2 Zone 50.20 p/w)
Taxi 7.20 minimum, 1.60 per further kilometre

Popular trips from Melbourne:

  • Great Ocean Road
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • St Kilda's beach
  • The Grampians National Park

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Melbourne Museum visit
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Conversation Club
  • Dance and fitness classes
  • Cinema visits
  • Pub evenings
Walking in the Grampians "Gariwerds" National Park Waterfall walks in the Grampians The beautiful coastline and beahces of Ocean Road See wildlife on Phillip Island Note: Actual activities may vary on arrival All activities and trips are optional and some will have a cost attached.

Finding our school

From Southern Cross Train Station exit via Spencer Street and walk right until the Little Collins Street/Spencer Street intersection. Cross at the intersection to the opposite side of Spencer Street and continue walking down Little Collins Street until Church Lane. Turn left down Church Lane and continue walking until your destination at 30 Church Lane (Approximately a 7 minute walk).

Centre Director

Sharon Cox


Embassy English

Level 1 Reception
30 Church Lane
VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9935 7900

School accreditation

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The school is accessible to those in wheelchairs.

For enquiries and bookings, call:

+1 857 362-8976

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