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In 2017 Melbourne was ranked as the world's most liveable city

For the seventh time in a row!

Melbourne scores highly as a hub for startups and a city of tech. Keen to develop more startup precincts and encourage startups to base themselves here, our city council and government is dedicated to positioning Melbourne as the place to be.

Events

Experience Melbourne’s startup scene

Melbourne is home to many startup events. Attended by industry professionals, business leaders and creatives, they are a great place to network and exchange ideas.

MELBOURNE

Multicultural

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.

Dining & Hospitality

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.

Fashion

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.

Sport

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.

Art

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.

HELPFUL HINTS

Social Squares
Our most popular meeting places are Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne Central, and Bourke Street Mall.

Fresh Veggies
The easiest places to shop for groceries in the CBD are the Queen Victoria market, QV and Melbourne Central.

Shopping
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.

Melbourne is the vibrant and multicultural tech hub of Australia!
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