The world's most liveable city
Melbourne's suburbs extend around the huge Port Phillip Bay into the plains to the west and east and out to the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Meticulously planned, Melbourne was established in 1835 and the City of Melbourne is the home, workplace and leisure centre of one of the world's most harmonious and culturally diverse communities with more than 140 nationalities living side by side.
From 130 cities the EIU (Economist Intelligent Unit) based in London since 1946 has voted Melbourne 'The Worlds Most Liveable City' for the past 6 years. The criteria includes political, social, economic and environmental factors. Personal safety, weather, health, education, transport, housing and recreation were also taken into account.
Melbourne is acknowledged as a leading centre for tertiary education with 9 world class Universities.
Melbourne is very safe with a relatively low crime rate. There is also strict laws in place to restrict crimes from occurring and Melbournian's pride themselves on their honesty and friendliness.
Melbourne's drinking water, direct from the tap, is amongst the cleanest in the world as almost all of it comes from wilderness catchments protected from any public areas.
Melbourne has very reliable electricity supply with a consistent non-interrupted service.