Melbourne Girls Grammar is the only independent girls’ school in the City of Melbourne. Our campus is 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and across from the Royal Botanic Gardens, it is in the perfect central location – close to world-class galleries, museums, cafés, restaurants and even a river for rowing.
World’s Most Liveable City
Melbourne has a reputation for its changeable weather, often referred to as having ‘four seasons in one day'. The city generally has a temperate climate with warm to hot summers; mild springs and autumns; and cool winters. Temperatures average 25°C in summer and 14°C in winter, with the most rainfall from May to October. Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city, with a population of about 4.25 million.
Melbourne is known for its diverse and vibrant culture and is home to a population of over 4 million, whilst still maintaining a strong sense of community for a city of its size. Around 30% of Melbourne’s student population are international students who help make up the diverse multi-cultural society that Melbourne is known for.
Melbourne Girls Grammar benefits from being within close proximity to several world-class universities, including the University of Melbourne and Monash University, ranked 33rd & 83rd respectively in the world. These institutions, combined with Melbourne’s reputation as an international centre for educational research, creates a culture of globally recognised excellence for students.
Melbourne, known as Australia’s cultural capital, is full of attractions and offers a highly renowned cultural scene. The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is Melbourne’s leading contemporary art space, offering exhibitions of the latest and most significant artwork by artists all around the world; the building is even an architectural icon itself. Lovers of the arts can also appreciate the Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne’s premier venue for the exhibition of modern photo-based arts; as well as the National Gallery of Victoria and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, both of which curate extensive collections of historical and modern art.
Melbourne is also known for its urban art and culture. The best example of this would be the city laneways. Chic boutiques, famed restaurants, hole-in-the-wall cafes and quaint arcades all rub shoulders with each other through this winding maze of streets, decorated with eye catching street art. No visit to the laneways is ever the same and it’s easy to lose hours exploring the secrets of the arcades.
City of celebration
Melbourne boasts a full cultural calendar all year round, with events, celebrations and festivals always offering exciting opportunities to get involved with. The Melbourne Moomba Waterfest is celebrated during the Labour Day weekend and involves a parade, firework displays and carnivals along the river. White Night is another chance to celebrate, where the streets of Melbourne are transformed into incandescent landscapes of video, music, film and installation art. Inspired by the Paris Nuit Blanche it is a sight that must be seen.
Aside from party celebrations, Melbourne is also home to Spring Fashion Week and a yearly comedy festival, offering performances from some of the best comedic talent in Australia and the world. The Australian Open is of course a highlight of the sporting year and brings the eyes of the world to Melbourne for a display of the world’s best tennis action.