T: +61 (03) 8632 3400 F: +61 (03) 8632 3401 E: 235 Normanby Road, South Melbourne , VIC , 3205 Follow Melbourne campus

About the Campus

SAE Melbourne

SAE Melbourne boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a teaching team with outstanding professional and educational expertise ready to help you become an industry-ready graduate.

SAE Melbourne offers you:

  • A large, well-resourced campus
  • A supportive and welcoming staff and student community
  • Collaborative work opportunities, experiences and events
  • Outstanding professional development opportunities including an 80 hour internship built into the course
  • Maximum access to facilities with the campus open till 2am everyday


  • 35+ years investment in industry leading education facilities
  • Nine audio studios including Neve
  • Three state-of-the-art edit suites
  • Designated Mastering Suite
  • Latest digital media programs and equipment
  • Four introductory level analogue & digital recording studios
  • 360sqm acoustically treated multipurpose sound stage for use across all streams
  • Three high-end large format recording studios using the Audient ASP 8024, Neve Genesys and AVID S6
  • AVID S6 dual purpose studio for post-production and recording with red-net ethernet based recording interfaces
  • Nine after-hours iMac computer labs with latest creative media software 
  • Large green screen recording space
  • Multipurpose lecture theatre
  • Fully stocked Library with quiet study area, collaborative study area and resource centre
  • Professional standard film equipment including the SONY PMW-F5, 4x FS7's, Steadicam and much more
  • Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets for 3D gaming
  • Unreal, Unity, C++, Maya, Visual Studio software games 
  • Protools, Abelton software for Audio 
  • Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Suite for Design, Animation & Games students 
  • AVID, After Effects & DaVinci Resolve for Film Students 
  • Creative learning space 
  • Student common room and kitchen 

About the Area

About Melbourne

With an eclectic combination of sophisticated chic and urban grittiness Melbourne is a creative, exciting and dynamic city. Expect to be enthralled and surprised by what Melbourne has on offer.

Located on the south coast of Australia, Melbourne experiences a variable climate of four distinct seasons with warm, dry summers and cool, crisp winters.

Key attractions

  • Head to the MCG in footy season to experience all the fun and fervor of an AFL game
  • Check out the amazing street art and good eats in Hosier Lane
  • Hang out in the buzzing cafes and bars on Brunswick Street
  • Hop on the tram to historic St Kilda – Melbourne’s colourful and eclectic beachside playground
  • Take a weekend drive along the famously panoramic Great Ocean Road



  • Australian Open Tennis
  • Chinese New Year
  • Tropfest
  • Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival


  • Good Food and Wine Festival
  • Melbourne International Animation Festival
  • Australian International Motor Show
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • Melbourne Writers Festival


  • Royal Melbourne Show
  • AFL Grand Final
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival
  • Melbourne Festival
  • Melbourne Cup
  • Boxing Day Test

Additional links and resources

Local Services

Local Services in Melbourne

Emergency Services

In an emergency call: 000 (Ambulance, Fire, Police)
Poisons advice: 131126

If it’s not an emergency but it could be serious, call 13 HEALTH – qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it: 13 43 25 84

Legal Services

For legal advice and information, or to find a Solicitor, visit Victoria Legal Aid.

Please note that serious matters should be directed to your country’s consulate.

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has a 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre. For more information visit or call the emergency consular helpline on 1300 555 135. 

Accessing Money

There are a numerous banks and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in South Melbourne. Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (except on public holidays). ATMs are accessible 24 hours a day.

Internet Access

The Internet is readily available on campus during opening hours.

You can purchase portable broadband Wi-Fi and plug and play devices (pre-paid or on a contract/plan) from the service providers below. It is worth doing your research to make sure you get a deal that suits your needs and budget.

Medical Centres

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Grattan St, Parkville VIC 3050
T: +61 (03) 9342 7000

South Melbourne Family Practice

1/111 Cecil St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
T: +61 (03) 9284 3400

Southgate Medical Centre

3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
T: +61 (03) 9690 1433

Era Health

Level 4/563 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
T: +61 (03) 9944 6200

Places of Worship

Melbourne is an accepting and multicultural community welcoming people of all religious beliefs. Below is a list of the closest places of worship to the SAE campus for several faiths.


Anglican Church
210 Dorcas St, South Melbourne VIC 3205


Quang Minh Buddhist Temple (Chùa Quang Minh)
18 Burke St, Braybrook VIC 3019


St Paul’s Cathedral
Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000


Chabad of Melbourne CBD
343 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Newport Islamic Society
1 Walker St, Newport VIC 3205 


St Michael’s Uniting Church
120 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Melbourne Transport

Getting around Melbourne on public transport is easy. Buses, trains and trams operate throughout the city, suburbs and beyond.

Visit Public Transport Victoria (PTV) for ticketing and timetable information, or to plan your journey.

Getting to SAE Melbourne

Bus and tram services operate near the Melbourne campus.

The closest bus stop:

  • Montague St & Normanby Rd (2 minute walk to campus)

The closest tram stop:

  • Stop 126 (Montague St) on the 109 route (4 minute walk to campus)

Car Parking

Free parking is available on Normanby Road and behind the campus on Woodgate Street. Students are advised that parking is limited during peak times.




Accommodation in Melbourne

There are a number of off-campus accommodation options if you choose to study in Melbourne.

Students who are moving to Melbourne often stay in a hotel, hostel/guesthouse, or nearby student accommodation when they first arrive. Many students then move into shared rental accommodation when they are more familiar with the city and surrounding areas.

Hostels and Guesthouses

Hostels are usually run by organisations such as Youth Hostels Australia (YHA) and the YMCA. Students share kitchen and bathroom facilities. This is an economical, short-term option.

Student Accommodation

Designed specifically for students, you will have the privacy of your own bedroom and bathroom in a shared apartment, with access to larger communal living areas and facilities. We recommend:


Homestay accommodation gives students an opportunity to live with an Australian family. This is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in Australian life and culture, while maintaining the familiarity and safety of a family environment. Homestay accommodation costs range from AU$240 to AU$300 per week. To find out more, visit

Shared Rental Accommodation

Sharing a rental property is a popular and economic option for both international and local students. If you choose this option you will share the cost of renting a house or apartment with your ‘housemates’. The cost of shared rental accommodation varies depending on the location, size and condition of the premises; you should expect to pay between AU$165-$350 per week. Some things to remember about shared rental accommodation:

  • Landlords require rent to be paid in advance
  • A security bond, equal to one months rent, is required at the beginning of your lease
  • Be prepared to supply you own furniture
  • Cost of utilities such as electricity, water, telephone and Internet is usually in addition to rent

To search for rental properties check out the notice boards on campus, look for advertisements in the local newspapers or go online: or

To find more shared accommodation options, visit: or

Living in Australia

Read about living in Australia here.


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