CosmopolitanCity which has experience of people and things from many different parts of the world.
Museums / ArtsNot just places for school excursions, museums are where you’ll uncover stories about the people who’ve made a city what it is today, its natural history and the science, design and innovation that’ll propel us into the future.
SkateSkateparks have been constructed specifically for use by skateboarders, Freestyle BMXers, aggressive skaters, and very recently, scooters.
Welcome to Melbourne
The second-largest city in Australia, located in the state of Victoria with a very intense climate, at times having all 4 seasons in a single day. Culturally, it is the best and most diverse city in Australia. Rich, modern and European architecture that enchants your eyes. Great hospitality industry where the best restaurants are located.
Melbourne is also a financial capital in Australia and has a large industrial hub offering many great job opportunities.
The city hosts the biggest events in Australia, such as Formula 1, Australian Open (Tennis) and the famous and traditional Melbourne Cup horse race.
Climate wise, it can be quite unpredictable having 4 different seasons in only one day. Get ready for a very cold winter and a very hot summer at any time of the year. Despite the weather, Melbourne has been regarded many times as one of the best cities to live in the world.
Due to it rating highly in entertainment, tourism and sport, as well as education, health care, research and development, the EIU currently ranks it the second most liveable city in the world, and it was ranked as the world’s most liveable city for seven years in a row, from 2011 until 2017.
Melbourne is an international cultural centre and the city serves as Australia’s cultural capital, with prominent offerings in the form of major events and festivals, drama, musicals, comedy, music, art, architecture, literature, film and television. The climate, waterfront location and nightlife make it one of the most vibrant destinations in Australia. For seven years in a row (from 2011 to 2017) it held the top position in a survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit of the world’s most liveable cities, partly due to its broad cultural offerings.
The city celebrates a wide variety of annual cultural events and festivals of all types, including Australia’s largest free community festival—Moomba, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. The culture of the city is an important drawcard for tourists, of which 2.7 million international and 8.9 million domestic travellers arrived in 2017.
The city has hosted a number of significant international sporting events, most notably the 1956 Summer Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games held outside Europe and the United States. Melbourne also hosted the 2006 Commonwealth Games and is home to several major annual international events, including the Australian Open, the first of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. First held in 1861 and declared a public holiday for all Melburnians in 1873, the Melbourne Cup is the world’s richest handicap horse race and is known as “the race that stops a nation”. The Formula One Australian Grand Prix has been held at Albert Park’s Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit since 1996.
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