Melbourne is a multicultural city, a thriving business hub, a focal point for arts and culture, and a great place to work and play.
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.
A city for people
Melbourne is the fastest growing capital city in Australia, and is home to people from more than 100 countries.
On an average day more than 1,000,000 people visit the central city.
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 International Arts Festival; Melbourne International Film Festival; Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
A liveable city
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, Lord Mayor of Melbourne.
Sally Capp was re-elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in October 2020 after having previously been elected in May 2018 and is the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor.
Sally’s top priority is bringing the buzz back to Melbourne and driving the city’s economic recovery following the devastation caused by the COVID pandemic.
Sally is committed to helping rough sleepers get more support and a pathway into secure housing, and ensuring Melbourne remains a global leader in environmental sustainability.
Sally was 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 Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia. A passionate Collingwood Football Club supporter, in 2004 Sally made history as the first female board member of Collingwood Football Club.
Sally began her career as a Solicitor, after completing Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne. She has held senior roles at both KPMG and ANZ, and co-founded a small business which she took to the ASX.
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.