The Aussie Mates program helps our international exchange and study abroad students settle into study and life in Melbourne

What is an Aussie Mate?

Aussie Mates are current VU students who will help you:

  • make new friends
  • get to know Melbourne
  • cope with how different it is studying here
  • enjoy on and off-campus social activities.

Join the Aussie Mates at Victoria University Facebook group for the latest updates on activities around campus.

Register to be an Aussie mate

If you are a new exchange or study abroad student and you would like to connect with an Aussie Mate, register your interest by emailing

Once the semester starts, you can:

  • meet your Aussie Mate in person
  • learn more about your campus and what Melbourne has to offer
  • attend social events with other Australians and internationals throughout the semester, such as Australian BBQs and weekend excursions.