With great coffee, great food, lively music and arts scene and lots of open space, Melbourne was rated the most liveable city for the 5th time by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Australia is a safe country to live, study and work. the official language spoken is English; however its citizens are multicultural, having immigrated from hundreds of countries around the world.
Australians value individual freedom, freedom of religion, and equality of the races and sexes. And Australian society has traditionally valued equality of opportunity for individuals, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity.
LIFE IN MELBOURNE
Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria. It is the second largest city in Australia. Melbourne prides itself on being a harmonious multicultural city. It has a population of approximately 3.9 million of which 25% were born overseas. Melbourne´s residents come from over 230 countries and follow more than 115 religions and faiths.
The city centre, also known as the Central Business District (CBD), is on the north bank of the Yarra River. It is approximately 5 kilometres inland from Port Phillip Bay, where most of the pretty suburbs are situated.
Melbourne's climate is mild temperate, with four distinct seasons. Average temperatures in summer are 14-24C, in spring and autumn are 10-20C, and cool winters average 7-14C.
Melbourne sits on the gorgeous Yarra River,
making it a prime spot for water sports,
boating, and scenic views.
ACMI has everything from a century of
film to the latest computer games and
digital art of the future. It hosts a vibrant
calendar of exhibitions and festivals.
The National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s
oldest and pre-eminent public art museum,
hosting blockbuster exhibitions and
one of the world’s finest art collections.
St. Kilda is now one of the main tourist
destinations and is renowned for its
picturesque bayside setting, close
proximity to the city, beaches, music
venues, restaurants and cafe lifestyle.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are a picturesque
heaven for recreation and an important
resource for education, conservation,
science and horticulture.
At the Werribee Zoo you will find
an amazing array of animals living on
225 hectares of wide, open savannah.