6 Things You Want to Know Before Moving to Melbourne

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Moving city can be a very exciting event if you are properly prepared. To ensure this, it is important to know about the city you are moving to ahead of time. There is a lot to know about Melbourne, more than could be covered in this article, so you may also want to look into specifics that interest you. Here are some of the things you should know about Melbourne before you move home.


Melbourne has a very developed public transportation system, with buses, trams, and trains all being easily accessible. Despite this, most of the public transport flows into the city. This can make it difficult travelling suburb to suburb depending on where you are going. Because of this, it is recommended that you have a car to avoid frequent taxi use.

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Unpredictible weather

The weather in Melbourne can be unpredictable. Because of this, you must be prepared for all types of weather before you move. It is recommended that you keep an umbrella on you and check weather forecasts daily to avoid being caught out.

Cost of living

Melbourne is the second most expensive city to live in behind only Sydney. Not only are the housing costs quite high, but the cost of living is also quite expensive. Bear this in mind before moving to Melbourne.


Melbourne was ranked the 'most liveable city' in the world for seven consecutive years. Melbourne scores high in all different categories, getting maximum points for many of them. Because of this, Melbourne is a very desirable place to live; So desirable, in fact, that it is set to overtake Sydney in population within the next 10 years.


Melbourne sees a large amount of growth in a number of different industries. With its quickly increasing population, many businesses are choosing Melbourne as their headquarters. Melbourne also has a large artistic community with a lot to offer in that industry relative to other places in the country. Before moving to Melbourne, do some research to check the state of your industry in the city. There are likely many employment opportunities available to you.

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