Melbourne has been named the world’s ‘most liveable city’ for seven years running by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The August 2014 Report praises the city’s culture, education, safety and infrastructure.
Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia. It is recognised asone of the world’s most liveable cities because of its safe, secure environment and well-developed infrastructure.
Melbourne has a thriving food culture, offering a wide range of dining choices and interesting laneway cafes. A variety of food markets offer the freshest of every ingredient for home cooking and eating. The range of shops from large department stores to smaller designer shops and markets mean whatever you need and want can be found in Melbourne.
The streets are alive at night with theatres, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that line the city streets and the Yarra River in Southbank. Melbourne is also home to many major cultural and sporting events each year. Melbourne is a well-designed and attractive city which is well serviced by public transport with an enviable reputation for some of the most magnificent gardens in an urban setting. Ready access to either the beach or snowfields is as simple as a car or bus ride with snowfields, national parks, inland lakes and rivers within easy reach.
Melbourne attracts students from all over the world to study and almost 55 per cent of students living and studying in the central business district are international students.
Australia’s best student city
Melbourne is the best student city in Australia and the third best student city in the world, according to the prestigious QS Best Student Cities 2018.
Key features such as Victoria’s high standard and quality of living, vibrant multicultural society and social inclusion attracted 200,000 international students to Victoria in 2017.
Often called Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne is home to the attractions that make the Australian lifestyle so appealing. Melbourne’s rank as the 10th best city in the world for ‘employer activity’ makes it an even more attractive destination.
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