Melbourne’s CBD is a wonderland of people, architecture and culture.
Local residents have access to many artistic attractions including art galleries, live performance venues, libraries, museums, and its renowned street art. Melbourne is a thriving hub of the creative arts and new exciting events surface every week.
Restaurants, rooftop bars, cafes, local markets, and pop-up events ensure that the culinarily inclined have countless options to treat their pallets. From cheap street food to premium, high-end restaurants owned by celebrity chefs, Melbourne has the range to satisfy everyone, regardless of their budget or taste.
Melbourne is Australia’s leading city when it comes to festivals, sporting events, concerts and theatre. You can watch the symphony orchestra play at Hammer Hall and an international artist play to a sold-out stadium, all in the same weekend.
Finally, we cannot forget Australia’s most popular department stores and designer boutiques which are all conveniently located in Melbourne’s CBD. A short trip from the CBD will reveal many smaller, local boutiques with amazing wares and fashion to discover.
City of Melbourne Area: 37.7KM.
2029 Population forecast: 275,363.
Daily population: 949,000 (2018). 979,000 (2019).
Night time population: 418,000 (2016). 394,000 (2015).
Residential dwellings: 83,100 (2018).
Median Age: 28.
International visitors: 3,029,857 (2019).
International students: 71,510 (2019).
Employment (Jobs): 479,200 (2018).
Largest industry of employment: Services, 84,100 (2018).
Number of cafes & restaurants: 2390 (2018).
Most common occupation of workers: Professionals.
Melbourne city was founded on the 30th of August 1835 by settlers who travelled north from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) aboard the schooner Enterprize.
Source: The City of Melbourne & The Australian Bureau of Statistics.