In Melbourne, just like the wind that gushes through natural beauty and urban wonder in the same breath, start-ups flourish here amidst a mix of cultures.
Our City Council and the government is fully committed to make Melbourne a viable place for hubs.
So if you walk, you will see our every nook and corner is filled with infinite ideas and endless success stories. Some have created history and others are waiting to be written.
50% of Melbourne’s population was either born overseas or have parents who were. Multiculturalism is visible in our food, neighbourhoods and even the foot traffic.
Melbourne is a world-class destination for multicultural dining and hospitality. Visit ‘Little Italy’ in Carlton, Chinatown and the Greek district in the city, and find Lebanese in Brunswick and Vietnamese in Richmond.
If you lived anywhere else in Australia, you would come to Melbourne to shop. The big destinations for shopping throughout the year are Bourke St Mall, Emporium, Gertrude St, Chapel St, Flinders Lane and Collins St.
Melbourne’s game has long been AFL football; in fact, it’s popularity is such that it may now be the national Australian sport! Other major sports events held in Victoria include the Aus Open, the Formula One Grand Prix, and Test and One-day cricket matches.
Melbourne is home to excellent theatres and galleries, including the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne Theatre Company and the Heide Museum of Art. Melbourne is often touted as Australia’s most creative city.
Our most popular meeting places are Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne Central, and Bourke Street Mall.
The easiest places to shop for groceries in the CBD are the Queen Victoria market, QV and Melbourne Central.
The busiest retail destinations in the city are Bourke Street Mall, Emporium Melbourne, Melbourne Central, QV and Collins Street.
Free Tram Zone
Original Campus is situated in the heart of Docklands, surrounded by the free tram zone. No coins? No worries.
Walk in the Park
If you’re enthusiastic about parks, check out the Royal Botanical Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Edinburgh Gardens.