Melbourne Handbook

Thank you for enrolling on a Sport Lived programme. We want you to have a fantastic time in Australia and have written this handbook as a handy reference which we hope will make your trip down under more enjoyable. If you think of anything that we ought to include or have any comments or recommendations please let us know via email –

Australia really is an amazing country, with so much to do and see. From the wild terrain of the outback to the razzmatazz of vibrant cities to the stunning natural beauty of the barrier reef, Australia offers plenty of amazing travel opportunities. We strongly encourage all participants to travel as widely as possible in order to discover as much as they can of the amazing continent of Australasia. Past experience has also found that participants who obtain work in their home city tend to integrate much more quickly into local life building a network of friends and attaining a degree of financial independence. Putting time and energy into your chosen sports club - both on and off the field - will also help you achieve your sporting ambitions.

As with so many opportunities in life, how much you get out of your Sport Lived programme will largely depend on how you approach the experience. We have made every effort to produce a guidebook that summarises the wealth of opportunities available in our Australian destinations. Our programmes are carefully developed to provide access to the best sports clubs, coaching placements and accommodation. Sport Lived staff will always be on hand to support you and deal with any problems that may arise during your programme. Sport Lived lay the foundations for what should be the best time of your life, the rest is up to you...