With beautiful neighbourhoods, a bustling city centre and amazing restaurants and cafes, there truly is something different about the Victorian capital of Melbourne. It’s said to be the most European-feeling city of Australia, probably thanks to its ease of getting around, mix of family and student life, and foodie culture.

So, before you’re drinking a famous Melbourne coffee on your way to work, what are some of the other reasons to move to Melbourne? Here, NZ Movers explain some top reasons why Kiwis are jumping the ditch over to Melbourne.

1. Most liveable city in the world

Melbourne has consistently ranked as the most liveable city in Australia in The Economist’s yearly report, and from 2015 to 2017, it was ranked the most liveable city in the world. This is because of its safety, cleanliness, eco-friendliness and affordability. So, if that’s not a reason to move to Melbourne, we don’t know what is!

2. Better job opportunities, and more of them

The Victorian capital also has an excellent range of job opportunities with high-paying roles. Finance and insurance are two of Melbourne’s biggest sectors, while education, transport, and creative and digital industries are also in high demand. Melbourne often attracts young professionals from nearby cities Adelaide and Canberra due to more job prospects.

3. A mix of family-oriented and young professional neighbourhoods

You’ll find an unbeatable mix of neighbourhoods in Melbourne. From family-oriented suburbs like Moonee Ponds and Essendon, to hip and trendy suburbs popular with students and young professionals like St Kilda and Fitzroy, to high-potential investment areas like Coburg and Preston, Melbourne has something for everyone.

4. Education is of exceptional quality

Melburnians enjoy an exceptionally high level of education across primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Public high schools like Suzanne Cory High School in Werribee and Nossal High School in Berwick are considered some of the best in Australia, along with private schools like Melbourne Grammar School and Oakleigh Grammar. Tertiary institutions include University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University Melbourne which are all considered among the top universities in the country.

5. Entertainment

Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city, and it’s one of Australia’s cultural hubs. In winter, catch a host of AFL games at Australia’s largest sporting arena, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and in summer you can enjoy seeing the world’s best tennis players compete at the Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open.

The arts are taken seriously in Melbourne too, with a huge local live music and arts scene, as well as the Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks – not to mention Melbourne’s world-famous graffiti and coffee culture.

New Zealand Movers are here to help your family move to Melbourne. They’re a highly-rated team of professionals in overseas relocations, and have over 40 years’ experience in moving Kiwis to Australia. Get in touch with New Zealand Movers and start your journey to Melbourne today.


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