Australia's second largest city is a place of contradictions and hidden charms. Situated on the Yarra River, it is cosmopolitan, cultivated and football crazy. Residents experience excellent shopping, markets, restaurants, nightlife and an unsurpassed sporting calendar.

Suburbs of Melbourne

As in most Australian cities, inner suburbs are generally more expensive than the outer lying areas. While there are too many suburbs to list individually, you will find that suburbs within 15km of Melbourne attract a much higher rental price and are very competitive to obtain.

Real estate websites for Melbourne


The Victorian Department of Education website is a good source of information on public education in Victoria and includes a list of schools by location.

Child care

There are a number of child care facilities in Melbourne. The resources below may help you locate the right childcare service for your family.

Bases nearby

  • City Centre to Simpson Barracks - 20km
  • City Centre to HMAS Cerberus - 82km
  • City Centre to RAAF Base Williams - 21km
  • City Centre to Puckapunyal - 113km
  • City Centre to Oakleigh Barracks - 20km
  • City Centre to Victoria Barracks - 3km
  • City Centre to Dandenong - 34km
  • City Centre to Queenscliff - 104km
  • City Centre to RAAF Base Point Cook - 25km
  • City Centre to Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Fishermans Bend - 4km

Public transport

  • Metro run suburban trains in Melbourne.
  • Melbourne Bus Link run a bus service in suburban Melbourne
  • Yarra Trams run a regular tram service across central and suburban Melbourne
  • Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information


Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia and caters for practically every sport and recreation activity. Visit the Local Government website of the area you're interested in to learn more about the local sports facilities and activities.


There are a number of hospitals that service Melbourne, as well as the surrounding suburbs and country areas.

The Victorian Department of Health website has details of all public hospitals and their locations.