Local Temperature

TODAY 07:34am LOCAL TIME
°C °F
25°C
Summer Dec - Feb AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
16°C
Winter June - Aug AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Cost of Living

AVERAGE COST PER MONTH
3,250AUD
$280
Monthly shop AVERAGE grocery shop
$250
Monthly utilitiesGas, electricity & Telephone

House Prices

AVERAGE COST 3 BEDROOM HOUSE
440,000AUD
$1,700
Monthly Rent Unit or Apartment
$2,400
Monthly Rent 2 Bedroom House

Live in Victoria

As the home of “Four Seasons in one day”, a move to Victoria won’t disappoint. Known as “Australia’s Sporting Capital”, this State is home to the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. With a vibrant café culture and upbeat economy, this fast-paced State encompasses the perfect mix of parks and gardens with vast spaces to explore, making it a popular option for families and young professionals alike.

Otway
Otway National Park
Cape Otway Lighthouse
Dining

Whether it's the many restaurants that line Lygon Street or the upmarket establishments set on the banks of the Yarra River in Southbank, Melbourne offers a great range of multicultural cuisine at some of the country’s finest restaurants.

Arts

Melbourne is rich in arts and culture with galleries, performing arts centres and museums, seemingly on every corner. The National Gallery of Victoria is a great option for art lovers and often features world-renowned collections from popular international artists.

Sports

Home to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park and a number of other impressive sporting venues, you won’t be short of a sporting event here in Australia’s Sporting Capital.

Victoria Attractions

500 km² national park

Wilsons Promontory
National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park is in the Gippsland region of Victoria, 157km southeast of Melbourne. Known for its beautiful rainforests, unspoilt beaches and abundant wildlife, the park is highly popular with bushwalkers and campers and has a number of lodges and serviced camping areas for those who love to explore.

A work - life balance

With a relatively temperate climate and a range of activities on your doorstep, Victoria can offer a great work-life balance to new residents. World-class restaurants, international sporting events, cultural festivals and beaches can all be found within a stone's throw of Melbourne City Centre – ideal for the whole family after work or school.

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Education
6-17yrs
Education is compulsory for everyone between the ages of 6 and 17
6 Colleges and 9 universities

Primary and secondary education in Victoria is made up of a strong mixture of public and private schools, with around 35% of students attending a private primary or secondary school. At a tertiary level, the University of Melbourne is world-renowned and is constantly ranked as one of the world’s best universities.

Health
$40 - $80
Ambulance Victoria Membership cover all ambulance service costs throughout Australia

Healthcare across Australia is supported by both the Medicare system and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme which both operate across Victoria. In addition, Melbourne is home to world-class medical facilities including the newly-refurbished Austin Repatriation Hospital located in the inner eastern suburbs.

Victoria Attractions

cricket & Australian rules football stadia

Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, and is home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. It is the tenth-largest stadium in the world and the largest in Australia. It is the world's largest cricket stadium and has Aussie Rules football there through the winter with crowds of up to 100,000.

Living
$2,400
monthly rental price for a two bedroom house

The cost of living in Melbourne is considerably cheaper than its counterpart Sydney, however it is still higher than many other areas of Australia. Although house prices are high in Melbourne, the cost of rentals just outside the city centre is much lower and with good integrated public transport (trams, trains and buses), this can be a great option for people looking to settle here.

Employment
$1,050
Average Gross
weekly earnings
39
Average Hours
worked Weekly

Victoria is home to a number of key industries which provide a wide range of employment options. The service and agricultural industries are two of the biggest in the State and provide a wide range of job opportunities from entry level positions right through to management. Other key industries include hospitality, manufacturing and tourism.

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