Helpful Links for Visitors and Immigrants to Melbourne
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT AND MIGRATION SITES
- Department of Home Affairs
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Migration and Refugee Division
- Migration Agents Registration Authority, MARA
- National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, NAATI
- Live in Victoria
- Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria
- Australian Tax Office, ATO
- International English Language Testing System, IELTS
- Pearson PTE Academic Test
- Myki Melbourne Transport Card
- Trades Recognition Australia
- Gumtree Jobs
- Job Search
- Dr. Connect
- Harvest Jobs
- Fruit Picking Work
ENJOYING MELBOURNE, THINGS TO DO
- Official Melbourne Visitor Guide
- Visit Melbourne and Victoria
- Travel Victoria
- What’s On Melbourne
- Weekend Notes
- Time Out Melbourne Things to Do
- Things to Do and See in Melbourne
Melbourne has been ranked as the “most liveable city” in the world. Each year 100,000 people move to Melbourne and more than 8 million visit. Melbourne is both the cultural and sports capital of Australia and is home to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, affectionately know as the “G.”
Melbourne also has an exciting history. In the 1890s, for example, Melbourne was the richest city in the world, because of the vast amounts of gold found in the state of Victoria. Today, if you look at the corner stones of many Melbourne pubs you will see a date from the 1890s.
Victoria today has around 1,100 pubs and bars, with downtown Melbourne alone having 67. These establishments range from working class havens to posh low light establishments. These pubs and bars offer an incredible range of beer and tasty food.
Melbourne is a key part of Australia’s education system. Melbourne has nine universities, for example, with Melbourne University currently ranked the best in the country. Melbourne “Uni” hosts 12,000 international students from 130 countries and each year more than 500,000 visitors study in the city.
After the U.S., Australia is the second most popular destination in the world for international students, with Chinese and Indians being the two most numerous nationalities studying in Australia.
For these and many other reasons, you must visit Australia’s most exciting city, Melbourne.