Melbourne: Fast Facts

Discover more about how the world’s most liveable city is the perfect place to live, work and invest.

Source: Live in Victoria

The world's most liveable city

Melbourne has been recognised as the world’s most liveable city for seven successive years.

The Economist's Global Liveability Rating

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s prestigious annual Global Liveability Rating, which assesses living conditions in 140 cities worldwide, released its latest ratings on 16 August 2017. Melbourne once again tops the ranking, followed by Vienna, Vancouver and Toronto.

The Economist's Global Liveability Rating

Melbourne scored an overall rating of 97.5 (100 = ideal), including full marks for education, healthcare and infrastructure.

Employment growth

In Victoria more people are employed than ever before and in the past year alone, more jobs have been created in Victoria than the rest of Australia combined.

World-class education sector

Our world-class international education sector has more than 175,000 international students studying in Victoria, and our Universities consistently rank among the world’s best.

Small business growth

We’re leading the country in small business growth, welcoming over 15,300 new businesses in the past 12 months. And more international tourists visited Victoria last year than ever before, spending $7.3 billion in our hotels, shops and cafes.

Migration destination

Our liveability rankings reinforce Melbourne and Victoria’s desirability as a migration destination for Significant Investors and other business and skilled migrants.