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The Best Places to Live for Indians in Melbourne

The Best Places to Live for Indians in Melbourne

The Best Places to Live for Indians in Melbourne

When migrating from India to Australia , the first stop for many people is Melbourne.Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and second largest city in Australia. Even if you eventually intend to move on, you may find yourself staying in Melbourne for quite some time. How do you know where you should live? One of the best parts of about this city is that it is so diverse. Beautiful Yarra river flows in between the city,a great combination of old(tram) and the new(high rise building) surely going to fascinate you.? Here’s what you need to know about the best places to live for Indians visiting Melbourne:

  1. Point Cook – This is largely a residential area, with lots of great places to live, eat, and shop. Over the last twenty years, it has grown from an extremely small area with less than six hundred inhabitants, to almost 15,000 as of the last census. It is an up and coming area!
  1. Dandenong – This is one of the most popular destinations for Indians moving to Melbourne. There is a thriving Indian population here already, ensuring that new transplants from India will feel at home.
  1. Footscray – One of Melbourne’s youngest areas, Footscray is largely an industrial zone, with plenty of places to live and plenty of access to other parts of Melbourne, so you are never cut off from city life.
  1. Southbank(close to city) – Southbank, on the edge of the river, is one of the more stylish suburbs of Melbourne. It is right near the CBD, making it the ideal choice for those who are likely going to be working in this area of the city.
  1. Docklands (close to city)– This suburb is also very close to the central business district, and is also close to the water. The city has put significant work into making this both a cultural and historical suburb, and with quick access to the center of the city, it is one of the best places to live for Indians in Melbourne.

Other suburbs like Carlton,Richmond,Prahran, Fitzroy,South Mebourne, Caufield, Malvern are locations in Melbourne  which are cost effective. Infact there are many Indians living in theses locations.

Finding the right accommodation

Accommodation requirements varies as per individual needs and situation. Various type of accommodation types along with links how to pursue them can we found here.

Things to be done after landing in Melbourne

 Australian driver licence

Applying for TFN

Applying  for Medicare

Opening  a bank account from India

Other links to help make your choice easy

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Questions about Melbourne

If you have any question about living in Melbourne, please please feel free to ask them in the comments below.

By | 2018-01-14T08:30:15+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|AUSTRALIAN SETTLEMENT GUIDES, Job Consultant News|10 Comments

About the Author:

During our co-founders initial days in Australia he has experienced struggle to find cheap accommodation,job,genuine support and some times ignorance from my own fellow Indians. While his experience is not unique but he wanted to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.He bring with him 16 years of rich experience working with Global corporations both in India & Australia.Our founder aim through this portal is to support Indian travelers to Australia for migration, education, work and travel, minimizing the cultural change impact while providing tangible cost benefits.


  1. theindiansun December 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Melbourne and Sydney is the best place for living in Australia. here to many Indian are living together and celebrating Indian festival and event in Australia. For more details on Indian cultural in Australia visit

  2. Indianconnection December 29, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Thanks Indian Sun for your comments.Indian connection, offers a range of services targeted towards supporting Indian seeking settlement in Australia.We invite you who are experts in the field of migration,relocation,Forex exchange, cultural orientation, career coaches, job consultants, real estate to come join our portal and we are happy to publish your services on here alternatively if you can Advertise your business on our website .We just not advertise your business on our website but market it through our other market channels like Facebook ,twitter.
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  3. san July 29, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I am from Bangalore and planning to move to Melbourne this year. Can you please let me know which place would be very much ideal for me to stay with lower cost ( may be independent apartment) and search for jobs in IT industry.

  4. Indian connection August 6, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Hi San thanks for connecting. In order to lower your cost of living its worthwhile to look for a shared accommodation initially which would be furnished. Getting a new independent apartment might work out expensive.
    Check more of ‘how to find accommodation in Australia’

  5. san December 3, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for the comments. I will have a check and get back on this. I have applied for visa and waiting for the response.

  6. Indian connection December 17, 2017 at 7:37 am

    All the best!!

  7. Samad February 23, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Hi Me and my family (Spouse + 2 daughters ,4 years and 10 months ) are relocating to Melbourne in May 2018 after being in Middle East for 10 years…
    I am from Oil and Gas Industry background looking out to find our ideal lifestyle down under.

    Appreciate to get a ground reality on initial settlement in terms of temporary accommodation and primary school

  8. Subhasis March 1, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Hi, I am planning to relocate to Melbourne shortly and requesting some guidance on rental accommodation. I will be moving with family (wife and kid), can you suggest some area where locality will be mostly of Indian origin and would be good for the kids and social life. Also, any suggestion of good school for kindergarten as my little one is 5 yrs old, again which is more common for Indians please.

  9. Indian connection March 2, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Thanks Sam for connection.Choosing temporary accommodation close to primary school would be the best approach.All primary public schools in Australia have a set quota of seats for families living the vicinity know as the zone area.Check the below link for further information and revert back if you have any further questions

  10. Indian connection March 2, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Thanks Subhasis for connection.The below locations in Melbourne are cost effective and there are many Indians living in the same locations.
    Point Cook, Dandenong, Footscray, Southbank, Docklands, Carlton, Richmond, Prahran, Fitzroy, South Mebourne, Caufield, and Malvern.Choosing accommodation close to primary school would be the best approach.All primary public schools in Australia have a set quota of seats for families living the vicinity know as the zone area.Check the below link for further information and revert back if you have any further questions

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