Expanded International Student Centre Opens Its Doors

24 September 2018

The new Study Melbourne Student Centre has opened its doors and is ready to deliver an even better experience to Victoria’s international students from a bright and spacious venue in Melbourne’s iconic Hardware Lane.

Double the size of the former site and relocated to the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the improved Student Centre will offer even more wellbeing services and career support to Victoria’s international student community.

Easy to access and nestled among Melbourne’s famous laneway cafes, the new three-story student centre boasts dedicated event and study spaces, as well as private consultation rooms.

The Student Centre has also expanded its services, working alongside career development hub
Co-located in the same building offers international students world class services tailored specifically to the needs of budding professionals who have not grown up in Australia. provides targeted support for international students through internships, entrepreneurship seminars and networking opportunities.

Study Melbourne provides international students with Australia’s only free 24/7 student support, information and wellbeing service, addressing a wide range of issues including accommodation, health, employment, crisis management and legal problems and helping students make social connections.

The Study Melbourne Student Centre expansion follows the latest allocation of International Student Welfare Program grants – an Andrews Labor Government initiative to promote the health and wellbeing of visiting students, which has already supported 67 projects and more than 170,000 students.

International students are choosing to study in Victoria in record numbers, with more than 200,000 people from 170 countries coming to the state last year. These record numbers follow five years of steady sector growth for an industry that supports more than 58,000 local jobs.

The new Study Melbourne Student Centre is open 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday, at 17 Hardware Lane. Access to the centre’s 24/7 support service is available via 1800 056 449.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis

“We’re making sure international students studying in Victoria feel safe, supported and at home.”

“This student centre is an investment in our international education sector – a sector that supports 58,000 jobs and brings more than $9 billion into our economy.”

Quotes attributable to CEO of Gerard Holland

"One thing International students lack when they arrive here is a network and this puts them at a significant disadvantage in the graduate market.”

“The collaboration of and the Student Centre will focus on enhancing the networks of international students to create employment opportunities and start businesses."

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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