A city and experience you’ll never forget

Dynamic, energetic, cosmopolitan and cultured – Melbourne is one of the world’s most welcoming, liveable cities. Home to the Australian Open, the F1 Grand Prix, and the Boxing Day Test Match, it’s the undisputed sports capital of Australia. With its chilled coffee culture, lush outdoor spaces, trend-setting restaurants and vibrant club scene you’ll be spoilt for choice and entertainment, day or night.

Embrace city life

Melbourne’s open-air culture will tempt you outdoors at every opportunity. You’ll soon get to know its stunning waterfront, golden beaches, spacious green parks and pavement cafes – even the art here is found on the street! Check out the murals on Hosier Lane, browse the trendy shops in South Yarra or try out the amazing tastes at Prahran food market with your new friends. Or just take time to relax on a trip to Brighton Beach with its iconic beach huts.

Year-round sporting action

From Grand Slam tennis to Formula 1, Melbourne’s sporting calendar is packed all year round, so choose your sport and get in on the action! A match at The G” – the famous Melbourne Cricket Club – is a must, cheer on Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, and make sure you catch the Wallabies in action. Watch the world’s top tennis players in action at the Australian Open or enjoy the glamour and spectacle of the world-famous Melbourne Cup horse race.

When the sun goes down

Melbourne after dark is a magical place to explore with friends and relax after the day’s sport is over. Catch the sun going down over the city at the Melbourne Skydeck— the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere – or check out the vibrant bars on Chapel Street. Fill your evenings with festivals, concerts and gigs or sample the city’s legendary food scene. You’re sure to make memories to last a lifetime.

Beyond the city limits

Melbourne is surrounded by spectacular scenery, from the vineyards of the Yarra Valley to the Great Ocean Road – home to long sandy beaches and the breath-taking Twelve Apostles rock formations. How about a day trip to look for koalas in Great Otway National Park. Or try a weekend on Philip Island to see the Penguin Parade and experience some of the world’s biggest and best surf.

The Sport Lived network offers something for everyone, whether you want to coach gifted youngsters, train with a top-class club or just have fun playing the sport you love with a local team.

About Sport Lived

Our programmes in Australia allow you to immerse yourself in a completely new city and culture, and enjoy the sport you love in a whole new way.

About Us

Our Story

Sport Lived started because of the owner’s experience spending six months playing cricket in South Africa. Those six months changed his life, and it could change yours too.

Our Story

Success Stories

There’s no better testament to the value and enjoyment of a Sport Lived experience, than those who have been there and done it.

Read their stories here

Handpicked clubs. Exceptional programmes.
Discover your unique sporting adventure.

Hear from our past participants

Rowing Experience Of A Lifetime

US rower Will Kalikman reflects on his 6 months in Melbourne

From Sport Lived to Lord’s

Read how Steven Green used his Sport Lived cricket programme in Melbourne as a springboard to play first class cricket with Oxford MCCU.

Develop your passion for sport overseas

We don’t like to blow our own trumpet, but we offer trips that no one else can match. We handpack the best club for you based on your playing career to date and the type of programme you’re looking to undertake.

Handpicked clubs. Exceptional programmes.
Discover your unique sporting adventure.