Melbourne is home to world-class arts and cultural heritage institutions, cutting-edge design, dynamic festivals and community events.
An inherent part of its culture relates to the city’s passion for a variety of sporting events including the Spring Racing Carnival, Grand Slam Tennis and the iconic Australian Rules Football.
It offers a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its many restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you’re after high fashion, independent local designers, jewellery, furniture or fine art, Melbourne has much to offer. Founded in 1835, the city is located on Port Phillip Bay and is often referred to as the “cultural capital of Australia.
Melbourne has been ranked the most livable city in the world for six years running.