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Living in Australia

Australia is a unique and diverse country in every way - in culture, population, climate, geography, and history.


Australian culture is as broad and varied as the country's landscape. Australia is multicultural and multiracial and this is reflected in the country's food, lifestyle and cultural practices and experience.

Get to know Melbourne

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Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia. Melbourne is a large, and growing, city, with nearly four million residents.

Victoria is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. Of the people living in Victoria, 44% were either born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas. More than 180 different languages are spoken in Victoria, and 20% of the Victorian population speaks a language other than English at home.


The city of Melbourne has a thriving food culture, offering a wide range of dining choices and interesting laneway cafes. A variety of food markets offer the freshest of every ingredient for home cooking and eating. The range of shops from large department stores to smaller designer shops and markets mean whatever you need and want can be found in Melbourne. 

The streets are alive at night with theatres, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that line the city streets and the Yarra River in Southbank.

Melbourne is home to many major cultural and sporting events each year.Melbourne is an attractive city boasting magnificent gardens, nearby beaches and easy access by car and bus to snowfields, national parks and inland lakes and rivers.

We think that you will find that living and working in Melbourne is a wonderful experience.

For more information about Melbourne, you should visit the city’s official website:

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