Living in Melbourne

Oxley College Chirnside Park, Melbourne Victoria. An independant, private Christian School

Melbourne, Australia is the capital of the State of Victoria with a population of around four million. The convenient modern city is located on Port Phillip Bay and enjoys a mild temperate climate. It is a leading education centre, rich in cultural diversity.

An international study recently concluded that Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city. International students quickly feel at home in multi-cultural Melbourne where people are friendly and helpful.

Oxley College is located in the Outer Eastern Melbourne suburb of Chirnside Park, part of the Shire of Yarra Ranges. Visit the Yarra Ranges Shire Council website for more information about the area.


The College arranges home-stay accommodation for students. The College carefully selects families for this program to ensure that students are placed in a safe and secure environment and enjoy life and study in an Australian home.

Each student has a private room and accommodation includes the provision of all meals (usually a varied menu of Asian and Western food), laundry, access to general facilities as well as care and support by the host family. Host families will support students and help them to settle into life in Melbourne. Home-stay is an excellent way for students to improve their English.