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The City of Melbourne is the centre of Victoria’s business, administrative, cultural and recreational activities. On average, over 850,000 people visit the city centre every day and each year Melbourne hosts over a million international visitors.

Nearly 50 per cent of Melbourne’s residents were born overseas, making Melbourne one of the most multicultural areas of Victoria. Locals love the constant activity in the city and the easy transport to some of Australia’s most iconic locations like the MCG, the National Gallery of Victoria and several of Melbourne’s universities.

Find out more at the Melbourne City Council website

Main Suburbs:
  • Melbourne
  • Carlton
  • Flemington
  • Port Melbourne
  • South Yarra
Key industries:
  • Business services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Public administration

Melbourne at a glance

0-6km
from the centre of Melbourne
0-12mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
0-30mins
Travel time from the city by train
$1.5Million
Median house cost (July 2017)
$591,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
4
Primary schools
4
High schools
10
University campuses
$750
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$500
Median unit rental per week (March 2017)

Education

Find an early childhood service or school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and preschool.

Access the Victorian Skills Gateway to find local Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers. This includes public TAFE institutions, adult community education and private VET providers.

Health

To locate a hospital in this area, see hospitals and health services on the Victorian Government’s health.vic website.

Visit the Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.

Where are most migrants from?

Flag of China 15.8%
China
Flag of Malaysia 4.9%
Malaysia
Flag of India 4.5%
India
Flag of Indonesia 2.4%
Indonesia
Flag of England 2.3%
England

Top five languages other than English

18.7%
Mandarin
3.9%
Cantonese
2.2%
Indonesian
2.1%
Korean
1.7%
Spanish
Sources:

House and unit prices: Home Price Guide.
Rental prices: Department of Health and Human Services Rental Report 
Cultural groups: Census 2016, ABS

More information: To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory.

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