With an increasing population and expanding boundaries, Melbourne is home to people from more than 100 countries.
On an average day, around 800,000 people use the city and Melbourne hosts over a million international visitors a year. Melbourne’s calendar of international events include sporting events (Australian Open Tennis Championships, Australian Formula One Grand Prix); community events (Moomba Festival); and cultural events (Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne International Arts Festival; Melbourne International Film Festival; Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
Named the World’s Most Liveable City by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2011 and 2012, Melbourne has won international awards in areas as diverse as, green building design, knowledge and business innovation.
There is much to love about Melbourne. This sophisticated world city inspires a deep passion in those who live and visit here. They love its vibrant energy, staggering choice of restaurants, funky boutiques, café-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, luscious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character.