Life in Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, one of the six states in Australia. It is one of the most vibrant and safest cities in the world. Melburnians are very friendly and welcoming. Melbourne boasts top-class public transport facilities and is home to Australia’s top universities.

Melbourne was ranked the #1 most liveable city in Australia and #10 in the world in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index for 2022. This list assesses 173 cities across the globe in the categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

Melbourne’s winding alleyways are magical; they’ll probably make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a real-life Wonderland. The city is well-known across Australia for its vibrant laneway culture, which is brimming with bustling shopping arcades, wandering musicians, live music, quiet street-side book cafes… and the occasional secret street party!

Thanks to Melbourne’s champion baristas, the friendly neighbourhood vibe and the locals’ love of supporting small businesses, Melbourne cafés serve up some of the best coffee in Australia – and perhaps even the world.

Victoria is known as the Education State of Australia but Melburnians love their arts, culture and sporting events.  Boxing Day Test, Australian Open, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, AFL Grand Final, and Melbourne Cup all happen in Melbourne. Hence, Melbourne is a sports-crazy city and called the sporting capital of Australia.