Melbourne is a beautiful city with numerous parks, gardens, sporting venues and scenic places as well as event spaces which contribute to a vibrant and fun lifestyle. Melbourne is a world-renowned cultural, artistic, financial and communications hub which has been consistently voted the world’s ‘most liveable city’.
Melbourne is a global knowledge centre which attracts the world’s best academics and researchers. In 2017, an international ranking named Melbourne as Australia’s best student city and the fifth best in the world. Key features, such as Melbourne’s high standard and quality of living, vibrant multicultural society and social inclusion, attracted 175,000 international students in 2016.
Melbourne is one of the world’s most multicultural cities. A quarter of Melbournians were born overseas originating from 140 different nations. This cultural diversity provides many benefits to the city, including a wide range of cuisines and a multitude of cultural celebrations throughout the year.
Melbourne is a destination for food lovers, with over 2,300 elegant restaurants, bistros and cafes. There are numerous bars with free live music, cheap eateries with authentic Asian or fusion cuisine. Not to mention that Melbourne boasts the best coffee in the world (we think so, anyway).
Melbourne has a vibrant arts culture, which includes galleries, theatres and the best live music scene in Australia The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the biggest and best in the world.
If you love sports, Melbourne is the city for you. With so many international standard sporting venues in such easy reach of the city, there’s always a sporting event to attend. And don’t be surprised if you bump into Roger Federer or Venus Williams during the Australian Open, they have been known to walk down Bourke Street Mall.
Australia is known for the outdoor lifestyle, and Melbourne doesn’t disappoint. With so many beautiful beaches a short distance away, maybe you could learn to surf. Or perhaps head to the Victorian mountain regions in winter and learn to ski or snowboard.