City of Melbourne

As Australia’s premier destination for culture, dining, sports and entertainment, the City of Melbourne is home to some of the most exciting and enviable postcodes in the country.

With its cosmopolitan food culture, thriving arts scene, superb transport and unbeatable sporting venues, it’s no secret why Melbourne regularly ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities. From the inner-city apartments of the CBD and Southbank, to the period properties of Port Melbourne and Carlton, and family homes of North Melbourne and Kensington, the City of Melbourne has a home to suit every lifestyle. A rich arts culture spans laneways resplendent in vibrant street art, to the National Gallery of Victoria, and theatres hosting international shows. Five-star dining, cosmopolitan restaurants, and all manner of pubs, bars and cafes cement the city’s reputation as one of the world’s premier food destinations.

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A world-class destination

The Melbourne Botanical Gardens, banks of the Yarra and Fitzroy and Carlton gardens offer respite from the urban throng. When it comes to education, the City of Melbourne is top of its class, boasting Melbourne University and RMIT, selective entry Mac. Roberton Girls’ High School, and top-notch schools like Melbourne Grammar, Wesley College and Haileybury. Superb public transport, including an intricate network of trams and the central rail hub of Flinders Street, ensure ultimate ease of mobility, while world-class sporting venues such as the MCG, AAMI Park, and Flemington Racecourse are a boon for sports fans.

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City of Melbourne


Carlton, Carlton North, Docklands, East Melbourne, Flemington, Hotham Hill, Kensington, Melbourne, Melbourne West, North Melbourne, Parkville, Port Melbourne, South Yarra and Southbank 

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City of Melbourne in numbers

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*Data sourced from 2021 Census.
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Area attractions​


Flemington Racecourse
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Olympic Park
Carlton Gardens
Melbourne University
National Gallery of Victoria
Australian Ballet
The Royal Botanical Gardens

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