One of the world's most liveable cities

We are one of the world's most liveable cities

We are ranked second in The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2023 Global Liveability Index, missing out on top spot by just 0.7%, a spot which we held for eight years running.

Our cohesive and stable society, healthcare, education, and world-class infrastructure make Melbourne a magnificent city in which to live and work.

We are a developed economy and safe city

90% of Australia's population lives in urban areas, the second highest level globally, second only to Argentina.1

Melbourne ranks among the safest cities in the Asia-Pacific region. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Melbourne highly for infrastructure safety, minimising road and rail accidents.

Source: 1IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, 2023

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We are cosmopolitan and multicultural

Melbourne is one of the most cosmopolitan and multi-cultural cities in the world. We have outstanding arts, food and wine, Australia’s best shopping, and diverse sporting and leisure opportunities.

We have one of the strongest healthcare systems in the world.

Melbourne offers high quality public and private health, ambulance, dental and community health services, keeping our active citizens healthy.

We have quality schools and university education

Melbourne offers some of the best schools and universities in the world and is ranked the world’s 5th best university city1.

It is home to 10 world-class universities and over 2,500 schools in Victoria and 1,375 schools in Melbourne.

Melbourne is home to Australia's highest ranked university and Australia's largest university.

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We have clean green parks and fresh air

With clean air, an abundance of parks and gardens to enhance physical well being, Melbourne is a delightful place to be.

In the middle of our bustling city, you can take a break with age-old trees, manicured lawns and abundant wildlife.  Restore yourself in pockets of calm and tranquillity.

In the city of Melbourne itself, you can wander the tree-lined pathways through the Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens, the sculptured terraces of Birrarung Marr, or the masterfully designed Royal Botanic Gardens with its ornamental labyrinth of lawns, gently weaving paths and venerable old trees.