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An Expat Talks about Living in Melbourne, Australia

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Melbourne

How long have you lived there?

9 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Depends on the interests of the person - but I know that a good variety are listed on www.newcomersnetwork.com (this is a Melbourne based website that offers information free of charge)

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Yes, Melbourne is very multicultural and you are generally free to be whoever you want to be

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Various industries - many knowledge based.

Careers are varied, still a good manufacturing component.

Most people find jobs through connections/networking/people they meet.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Sport is very popular, especially amongst men.

Women enjoy a variety of activities. Cafes, eating outdoors and enjoying the theatre are also very popular.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

It is ranked as the world's most livable city. Many expats travel the world and end up here.

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JulesBarkley
Jan 8, 2011 19:48

Great info, thanks. Any recommendations on where to watch the this year? Thanks Jules

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