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The City of Melbourne has a population of approximately 93,600 (Census 2011, ABS) and is the hub of Victoria's business, administrative, cultural and recreational activities. The City of Melbourne is a place of rich cultural diversity.

The City of Melbourne municipality covers 37.6 sq km  and on an average day, around 805,000 people use the city.

Nearly 60 percent of City of Melbourne residents were born overseas and the most common language spoken other than English, is Mandarin. 

Find out more at the Melbourne City Council website

Main suburbs




Port Melbourne

South Yarra

A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the City of Melbourne area

About Melbourne

A crowd enjoying an event outside the Rod Laver Arena


Key industries in the area
Business services
Finance and insurance
Public administration

Travel times

Melbourne's suburbs are 0-6km from the city centre.

Transport Time
5-12 mins
Train, tram or bus
5-30 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $2,600,000
(Sept 2015)
$620 (June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
$510 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
China (8.0%) Mandarin (10.4%)
Malaysia (5.5%) Cantonese (4.9%)
India (3.2%) Indonesian (2.7%)
Indonesia (3.0%) Arabic (1.5%)
England (2.9%)
Korean (1.4%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
Four primary schools
There are 17 hospitals in the Melbourne area.
Two secondary schools

Ten universities and four TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.