1. Quality of life
Melbourne has been named the most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit for six years in a row. It has consistently featured in the top three rankings over the past decade, with high to perfect scores in the categories of education, healthcare and infrastructure.
2. Education opportunities for your family
Victoria’s education system is internationally renowned for providing the highest quality educational outcomes. It provides best-practice pathways from kindergarten, primary and secondary school through to world-class universities. Melbourne is currently #2 in the QS Best Student Cities rankings.
3. Clean, healthy environment
Victoria’s well-managed natural environment offers your family a priceless and healthy upbringing. Melburnian’s have year-round access to safe, high-quality fresh produce. Melbourne’s drinking water is recognised among the world’s best and its air quality consistently meets national environmental standards. Melbourne’s CBD boasts nearly 4.8 million square metres of green public parkland and has more than 200km of beach frontage on Port Phillip Bay suitable for swimming and boating.
4. Highly skilled workforce
Melbourne is recognised as the #2 major city in human capital and lifestyle in fDi Magazine’s Global Cities of the Future 2014/2015 Report. Victoria’s 10 world-class universities and vocational training institutes produce graduates with world-class skills and Melbourne’s enviable lifestyle attracts and retains the best international talent.
5. Competitive and dynamic business environment
A growing list of top international companies have made Melbourne their Australian home, including ExxonMobil, Toyota, Mondelez, Cargill, Alibaba, CITIC, Glencore, Qenos, GSK and Siemens. Melbourne is also home base for leading Australian companies including Amcor, CSL, Telstra, ANZ and NBA banks and the world’s largest mining company BHP Billiton. More than a quarter of Australia’s financial services companies are located in Victoria.
6. Globally connected multicultural communities
Melbourne is one of the world’s most harmonious and culturally diverse populations, with residents from more than 140 nations. Mandarin is now the second most commonly spoken language in central Melbourne. Migrants from all corners of the globe will find established and welcoming communities ready to help them get settled in their new lives in Melbourne.
For more information about how you can move to Melbourne: LiveinVictoria.vic.gov.au