Migrating to Australia? Consider moving to Melbourne!

A bustling and vibrant city, Melbourne has long been a popular choice among migrants seeking a fun and cosmopolitan place to call home.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index earlier this month named the Victorian capital as the world’s most liveable city. This is the fourth consecutive year that Melbourne has taken the coveted title, beating off stiff competition from other hotspots such as Toronto and Auckland.

Melbourne was scored according to a range of criteria, with key factors such as education, transport and healthcare taken into consideration. Employment opportunities, economic stability and the environment also impacted the score.

Adelaide, Sydney and Perth were ranked fifth, seventh and ninth respectively.

Responding to the news, Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle described it as a “great honour and a testament to the enviable lifestyle that Melbourne offers”.

“Safety, sustainability and smart growth have been the keys to Melbourne’s liveability and prosperity. Providing transport and infrastructure have been key elements in smart growth,” he added.

It’s friendly too…

Melbourne is certainly no stranger to topping league tables. It was also named as the world’s friendliest city by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.

The publication’s Readers’ Choice Survey commended the destination for being a classy city and the “capital of cool”. Melbournians were also singled out for their “wonderful sense of humour”.

But Melbourne wasn’t the only Australian city that came in for praise.

Sydney took the fifth spot in Conde Nast poll and was described as “the most beautiful large city in the world”.

Is Melbourne the right city for you?

Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is a great choice for people who like the idea of living in a bustling metropolis.

It’s a culture vulture’s dream destination, with plenty of theatres, galleries, museums and comedy clubs to explore, as well as a great live music scene.

There are also several fantastic beaches within easy reach of the city, including St Kilda and Brighton.

Be warned though, the winters can get chilly! Melbourne is the least sunny of all Australian cities, averaging just three hours of sunshine per day in the height of winter. If you like the idea of basking in glorious weather all year round then you should consider Perth instead.

For more information on migrating to Australia, contact True Blue Migration for a free visa eligibility assessment.