Melbourne

Melbourne scores the highest possible mark for all categories, including infrastructure, housing, education, access, environmental focus, crime rate, culture and cultural events, diversity and climate.

Although Melbourne’s weather can be changeable, it scores the highest climate mark of any Australian city, partly because of its dry summer heat. Melbourne has a thriving cafe culture and offers its residents virtually unlimited dining and cultural opportunities. The shopping certainly rivals Sydney’s and there are a huge number of parks and gardens around the city. Melbourne also plays host to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Australian Tennis Open, and, in Golf, the Heineken Classic and Australian Open.

03 December 2015

Melbourne was founded in 1835 when settler John Batman declared at a point on the northern bank of the Yarra River (at the end of where William Street is now) would be "the place for a village".  In 1837, surveyor Robert Hoddle designed Melbourne's central grid pattern which was aligned with the...

03 December 2015

East Melbourne is a suburb that lies 2 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. One of Melbourne's earliest suburbs, East Melbourne has long been home to many significant government, health and religious institutions, including the Parliament of Victoria and offices of the Government of...

03 December 2015

North Melbourne is a suburb that lies 2 km north-west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Formerly known as Hotham, it was essentially a working class area, with some middle class pockets, and was one of the first towns in Victoria to be granted Municipal status.
Today it continues to undergo...

03 December 2015

From the vibrant Stonnington to historic Dandenong, South East Melbourne is essentially a self contained city of more than one million people. Oakleigh, a suburb located 15km south-east of the Melbourne's CBD along the Princes Highway,  is home to a thriving shopping district with butchers, ...

03 December 2015

West Melbourne is a suburb that lies 3 km north-west of Melbourne's Central Business District. West Melbourne is bounded by Victoria Street and the Sunbury/Werribee railway lines in the north, Footscray Road, the Moonee Ponds Creek and the Yarra River in the south.  Peel Street and the Flagstaff...