Victoria

Melbourne is the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria

The 2018 SCN Global Summit in Melbourne will give delegates the chance to experience the very best of the world’s most liveable city.

People from all over the globe have chosen to make the state of Victoria their home, making us one of the most diverse populations in the world. Our citizens bring with them their experience, their culture and their traditions, which has built a rich, multicultural and welcoming society. Our citizens come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and follow 135 faiths.

Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, is one of the 100 Resilient Cities, as well as being recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities.*

Home to more than four million people, Melbourne, like the state of Victoria, is a culturally diverse city. Melbourne spans 31 separate municipalities and is a primary gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. For visitors, there is something for everyone including food, fashion, sports, parks and wildlife to experience. Find out more at visitmelbourne.com.

Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures as reflected in its wide range of restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. The city is home to historical and modern architecture, hidden laneways, beautiful green spaces, a wealth of attractions and a sophisticated food and wine scene.

Modern day Melbourne has evolved into a place that marches to the beat of its own drum and fosters young creatives in all fields of design and fashion. From maker’s markets to high-end boutiques, specialty shops and pop-up stores, Melbourne is the epitome of style and a shopping destination of choice.

Victoria also has a proud Indigenous population who have been living in Victoria and maintaining a relationship with their land for more than 40,000 years. Over the past 18 months, a new relationship has been developing between Aboriginal Victorians and the Victorian Government as work towards self-determination and a treaty has progressed. The recent appointment of a Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner is a positive step on the journey towards treaty.

* The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2017 Global Liveability Index, which assesses living conditions in 140 cities globally—has awarded Melbourne the top city for the seventh year running.