Melbourne’s reign as the world’s most liveable city has been extended for an unprecedented seventh year by the prestigious Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) annual Global Liveability Ranking.

Why Melbourne?

Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, hosting major events including the Australian Open, the Formula One Australian Grand Prix and the Spring Racing Carnival.

Fuelled by its unrivalled lifestyle, Melbourne is growing rapidly with Australia’s highest rates of domestic and international migration. In fact Melbourne is now Australia’s fastest growing city, and is projected to overtake Sydney as Australia's biggest city by 2030.

The State Government of Victoria is continuously investing in Melbourne’s infrastructure, including road tunnels and new roads to improve transport links, and new trams and trains to enhance public transport.

Unparalleled education offering

Melbourne is also home to universities that consistently rank among the world’s best, producing the highest number of technical graduates in the country and voted as one of the world's top five student cities.

What is the Global Liveability Ranking?

The Economist Intelligence Unit surveys 140 of the world’s cities and ranks them based on their stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Since the index began in 2006, Melbourne has consistently come in the top three of the rankings.