Melbourne is renowned for its healthy and safe living environments.
The Economist’s Safe Cities Index 2015 ranks Melbourne in the Top 10 Safest Cities Worldwide. Melbourne scored highly across a number of indicators in the four main assessment areas of digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety.
Victoria’s stable political system, low crime rates, welcoming communities and harmonious multicultural community ensure that students can learn effectively and enjoy their study experience in safety.
Our accredited homestay families are carefully selected and rigorously monitored by schools to ensure that students are provided with the best care and support in friendly, safe and secure environments.
Our schools are safe and secure places to learn. Each school has a dedicated staff member who is responsible for the wellbeing of each international student. Students can access their International Student Coordinator, Assistant Principal or Principal 24 hours a day.
Police assistance is also available 24 hours a day and is easy to access. Students travelling on public transport benefit from the security offered by Protective Services Officers who are based at train stations across Melbourne’s suburbs to ensure that train passengers are kept safe, including after dark.
Students both at school and university levels also benefit from the Study Melbourne Student Centre that provides friendly advice about all sorts of issues and support in emergency situations.
Melbourne and Victoria are renowned across the globe for their healthy living environments.
The Economist Intelligence Unit scores Melbourne highly in its annual Global Liveability Survey. Melbourne achieves top marks for its excellent healthcare, clean natural environment and low levels of pollution. These high scores are some of the reasons why Melbourne has been voted the World’s Most Liveable City each year since 2011.
Melbourne also ranks highly in CNN’s Top 10 Healthiest Cities report. CNN ranks Melbourne as the 5th Healthiest City Worldwide, stating that it’s a ‘beautiful and healthful place to live’.
CNN scores Melbourne highly for the following reasons:
- high quality health care and health prevention initiatives
- low levels of pollution
- access to parks and clean open spaces
- nutritious food and safe agricultural networks and practices
- extensive public transport (trains, trams, buses) and bicycle sharing system
- community engagement and events
To learn more about what it’s like to live in Victoria see Lifestyle.