Living in Melbourne

Living in Melbourne is the obvious choice for many people coming to Australia. It has been named the world’s most livable city for seven years and still going. The capital of Victoria, Melbourne is the second most populated city in Australia. A multicultural city that has always had cultural significance.


The Melburnians live in a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. Melbourne tends to rain often, so keep an umbrella handy. Melbourne makes up for its weather with an excellent nightlife and festive culture in art and fashion.

When the weather is fine, Melbournians love to take a picnic to one of the many outdoor parks in or outside the city. Parks are great places to enjoy nature and relax. Many of Victoria’s parks have free barbeque facilities, public art and plenty of space to relax with friends or a book or laptop.


Transportation in Melbourne is excellent; Trams, Trains and buses are easily accessible. There are many wonderful places to visit in and outside the city.

Tram travel is free in Melbourne’s central business district and inner city. There are signs on the tram stops to tell you where the free tram zone begins and ends.


There is plenty of sport to watch in Melbourne. Local sports grounds are a great place to watch or join in local amateur football, soccer and cricket.

Free or cheap entry is available at these fun and informative places; the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, Federation Square, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, and the Melbourne Museum.

For a full list of world-class events and attractions check the links on the Entertainment page. That’s Melbourne is also lists free and paid events and things to see and do in Melbourne.


The Royal Botanic Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands Park and Treasury Gardens are just a few of the many parks open for the public to enjoy.

Visit the Parks Victoria website to see more about parks in Melbourne and beyond.

With all the great things the city has to offer, it is no surprise why many people pick Melbourne to live, work and study. The people are friendly and the cost of living is great.