With a population of more than three million, Melbourne is Australia's second largest city. It is regarded as the cultural and fashion capital of Australia and renowned for its fine restaurants. It is a true multicultural city with more than one quarter of Melbourne's inhabitants born overseas. The city is extremely racially tolerant and very easy to work and live in. Visitors enjoy a warm and friendly reception.

Melbourne is now arguably one of the great cities of the world. Its unparalleled attractions are its gardens and parklandsfood precinctsarcades, and great sporting facilities, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Flemington Racecourse. Most of these attractions are situated around the Central Business District or within an easy tram or train ride. There are a number of easy day walkswithin a few kilometres of the CBD.