Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city, a thriving business hub, a focal point for arts and culture, and a great place to work and play.

Dining in Melbourne.

The City of Melbourne is Victoria’s national and international gateway, the seat of the Victorian Government and headquarters to many Victorian, national and international companies, peak bodies, non-government organisations and Australian Government agencies.

Melbourne is home to six of Australia’s top ten companies. The city is a hub for new and developing technologies and things are looking bright for an even more successful economic future.

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.

Lord Mayor profile

Sally Capp

Sally Capp was elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in May 2018 and was the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor.

Sally was also the first woman to hold the post of Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe and Israel. She has also served as the CEO for the Committee for Melbourne and COO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sally began her career as a Solicitor, after completing Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne.

Sally has held senior roles at both KPMG and ANZ, and she took the small business she co-founded to the ASX. Most recently she was Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia.

A passionate Magpies supporter, in 2004 Sally made history as the first female board member of Collingwood FC. She is involved in a number of charities, currently sitting on the board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation and the Melbourne University Faculty of Business and Economics.

Lord Mayor, Sally Capp.
Lord Mayor, Sally Capp.