Melbourne, Australia City Information

Melbourne is arguably the coolest city in Australia!

In fact, it’s been voted the “Most Livable City” in the world! But the best parts of the city are the “little secrets” — all the nooks and crannies you find by just walking around. Down side streets you’ll find tiny vendors with the most amazing coffees, food, jewelry, clothes, and so much more.

The capital city of Victoria is home to 3.2 million people from various cultural backgrounds. An enticing and multi-dimensional city, Melbourne is Australia’s preeminent center for arts, education, culture, entertainment, culinary excellence, sports, shopping, and business.

Its stately Gold Rush–era architecture and multicultural make-up reflect the city’s recent history, while edgy street art, top museums and band venues point to its present-day personality.

It’s quite the truism to say Melburnians are obsessed with coffee. Ask locals for their best cafe tips and you’ll set them arguing over the merits of one cafe over another. Sport is also crucial to the fabric of the town, taking on something of a religious nature here. Melburnians are passionate about AFL football (‘footy’), cricket, and horse racing, and also love their grand-slam tennis and Formula One car racing.

La Trobe University is just a short bus ride from the city center. The campus itself has several art galleries and various exhibitions, and is also home to Hyllus Maris Annual Memorial Lecture, which honors Aboriginal woman on an Australian university campus. Plus, La Trobe is set amidst beautiful parks and gardens and surrounded by endless stretches of beach.

Whether you’re a culture vulture, adrenaline junky, or bookworm, Melbourne has so much for you.

More information on Melbourne, Australia can be found at Lonely Planet.