According to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and published by the Real Estate Institute of Australia, the state of Victoria has roughly 13,903 real estate agents working for 6,955 real estate establishments. Melbourne is the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania, and also the most densely populated in the state of Victoria.
In cities with big populations and so many estate agents, the sheer amount of choice that is available is often overwhelming and daunting, but filling out the form above can make selling your property in Melbourne much easier.
The most liveable city in the world
In 2017, Melbourne was named the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Group – for the seventh year in a row – and Melburnians will agree that there is good reason for this accolade.
“Melbourne, where I grew up, is one of the street art capitals of the world. Something about discovering freshly painted walls always fills me with optimism; it’s autonomous and democratic, and reminds me that maybe people are paying attention after all.”
– Penelope Mitchell
The city has something for every one of its 4.5 million inhabitants, with offerings ranging from the country’s biggest community festival, to a variety of street art (Banksy has contributed many works, and in 2010 Melbourne was named one of the best cities in the world to view street art by the International Business Times), to 50 vinyl record stores that still do business, and a sporting stadium that can seat more than 100,000 people.
Melbourne is sometimes called the most sports-obsessed city in the world, and has five international standard sporting facilities just outside its bustling business district: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Docklands Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Olympic Park in Melbourne Park. If you’re not a sports buff, you’ll be pleased to know that Melbourne is also an official UNESCO City of Literature, and can lay claim to the largest publishing sector in the country.
Facts about Melbourne
- Melbourne was Australia’s capital city from 1901 to 1927.
- Melbourne has a population of about 4.5 million, of which 38% were not born in Australia, making it a global city in the truest sense of the word.
- Greater Melbourne is made up of 321 suburbs, with the city of Melbourne consisting of 15 suburbs.
- Melbourne’s tramway system is the fourth largest in the world and the largest outside of Europe.
- A man called John Batman was one of Melbourne’s founding fathers, and Melbourne was almost named “Batmania” after him.
“I think Melbourne is by far and away the most interesting place in Australia, and I thought if I ever wrote a novel or crime novel of any kind, I had to set it here.”
– Peter Temple