What to pack when studying abroad in Melbourne?

Ever wondered what to pack when studying abroad in Melbourne? Here are some tips on what to bring.

  • Underwear (two weeks’ worth)
  • Socks (two weeks’ worth)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirt/ hoodie
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • A belt or two
  • Skirts/dresses (for the girls)
  • A set or two of active wear (workout clothes)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit (for those hot summer days)
  • Coat/Jacket (Melbourne winters can get very cold)
  • At least one nice outfit for formal occasions*
  • Thongs (Flip Flops)/ sandals of some sort (good for summer as well as using in showers)
  • Sneakers/ dress shoes/ boots
  • Cold weather gear (i.e. gloves, beenie, scarf, etc)


  • Shampoo/ conditioner
  • Toothbrush/ toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products (one month’s worth)
  • Brush/ comb
  • Razor/ other shaving supplies
  • Nail clippers
  • Makeup
  • Over-the-counter medicines (i.e. Panadol)
  • Tissues/ toilet paper (you don’t want to be stuck in a bathroom when its run out)
  • Medications, if any

Other Essentials:

  • $300 in local currency
  • Purse/ wallet
  • Important documents (passport, visa, itinerary, plane tickets, ISIC card, etc.)
  • Outlet adapter, maybe two
  • Sunglasses
  • Mobile/Cell phone
  • Laptop and charger
  • Camera and charger
  • Sheets/ bed linen
  • Bath towel
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • A few clothes hangers

Don't worry if you don't remember everything. Here in Melbourne you can find everything you'll need whilst studying :)