Melbourne is known as the shopping capital of Australia, with department stores, specialist shops and boutiques dotted throughout laneways and streets within the city centre. The city and suburbs are full of restaurants, grocery stores and shops offering Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, African, Indian, Japanese and Middle Eastern cuisine. In fact thereï¿½s a little piece of home everywhere you look. Just a short walk to the western fringe of the city is the famous open air Queen Victoria Market, bursting with fresh produce, clothing and just about anything else you can imagine.
The official Government site for travel and accommodation in Melbourne and the City of Melbourne information website have lots of useful information about shopping and eating in Melbourne and Victoria.
“It is really easy to find all kinds of different food in Melbourne and it is not expensive. There are also lots of things to do with your mates when you are not studying.”