Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia. It has a population of around 4 million people and is on the southern coast of the eastern half of Australia’s mainland. Melbourne is sheltered from the ocean by the beautiful Port Phillip Bay.
There are more than 200 different nationalities making it one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It has a large Greek contingent, as well as Italians, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Indian residents. It is also a young person’s city with almost half of the population aged under 35.
The streets have a lively feel about them and where you can enjoy live music, performing arts, including public street performances, fashion, independent music and independent film.
But you can still make off for the beach. St Kilda and Brighton beaches are both close to the city and are highly recommended. A little further out will find you at Sandringham and further still, Mordialloc beach. Both are very popular.
Melbourne is known as a city that can have four seasons in one day.
Melbourne offers affordable living and an excellent quality of life. Melbourne is not only a great place to work and live, it is among the developed world’s least expensive cities to live in – making it one of the world’s most liveable cities.