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A Guide to Finding Your Community in Melbourne

Posted by Nathan on 30 June 2023

Moving to a new city can be both exciting and scary, especially finding your own community. Luckily, Melbourne is a diverse city that offers countless opportunities to connect with like-minded people. In this blog, we will explore ways to find your own community in Melbourne.

Research the area you will be living in

Melbourne has a very diverse neighborhood, each with its unique characteristics. Before choosing where to live, make sure to do thorough research on different areas in Melbourne and the communities. If you choose to live near Universities, like Caulfield, Clayton or maybe Carlton, you’re more likely to be surrounded by other students.

Consider student accommodation

Student accommodation is also another way to find your community. Living with other students can create an opportunity for socialising, networking, and building friendship. Student accommodations sometimes have ranges of different events that you can attend to meet new people. If you’re already living in student accommodation, take the opportunity and join the next event, you might meet your new best friend.

Attend Orientation Week

Most Melbourne Universities host orientation events for new students, and this is the perfect time for you to mingle. Orientation events are filled with new students who are embarking on the same journey as you, navigating university life in Melbourne. Step out of your comfort zone, open yourself to new experiences, and enjoy the journey of building friendships in your university years.’

Join clubs and organisations

Melbourne universities tend to offer a wide range of clubs and organisations. Whether you enjoy sports, art, music or learning new languages, it’s highly likely that there’s a club that aligns with your interests. Joining these groups not only allows you to explore your interests, but also introduces you to people who share the same interests as you. 

Finding a community is a journey and it takes time and patience. It’s important to remember that building connections doesn’t happen overnight, but when you do find the connection, it can have a lasting impact on your whole university experience. So, stay positive, and enjoy the process.

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