Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and is home to more than five million people. We have a proud history of cultural diversity – we’re made up of many different people from all kinds of cultures and all ages. We’re inclusive, progressive and respectful of people’s differences.
The official language spoken in Melbourne is English, but more than 100 languages are spoken by Melbourne residents including Mandarin, Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic and Vietnamese.
Melbourne is governed by a strong and stable government and we have three levels of government in Australia to ensure all aspects of society are effectively governed.