Relocating to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Welcome to Melbourne one of the world’s most liveable cities. Population estimate for 2023 is 5.235 million.

It comes as no surprise to the people of Melbourne that the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey has regularly ranked our city amongst the world’s most liveable cities over the last 10-15 years.

We live in a vibrant, multicultural community that offers diverse sporting, cultural and leisure opportunities, a green environment, with a low crime rate, and affordable housing, education and amenities.

Melbourne is known as the multi-cultural capital of Australia. The vast range of different cultures in Melbourne provides a never ending feast of gastronomical delights and entertainment throughout the year. From Chinese New Year celebrations in China Town through to the Summer Latin Festival in the CBD’s vibrant federation square there is always something happening for everyone no matter where you come from.

Melbourne is the event capital of Australia. Our passion is the footy and our sporting events and venues are among the best in the world. The Australian Grand Prix, The Australian Open, The Melbourne Cup and of course the AFL Grand Final are all hosted by Melbourne.

Melbourne is also considered to be world class when it comes to dining, shopping and theatre. Busy Chapel Street is a shopping mecca for Melbournians and there are many other areas that each has its own unique style. Melbournians love their fresh produce and markets such as The Victoria Market, Preston Market and Prahran Market are a regular Saturday shop for many Victorians.

Melbourne’s parks and gardens are world renown and why Victoria is known as the “Garden State”. The beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in South Yarra provide an in city haven for Melbournians to immerse themselves in our cities history and unique fauna. The distinctive design of the Cranbourne Botanical gardens showcases Australian Native Plants in a modernistic stylised environment.

Relocation Specialists Victoria provides a comprehensive service including Orientation, Home and Education Searches, Removals Management, Settling in Services, Departure Services, Career Transition Assistance for Partners and much more.

Relocation is a complex, time consuming and demanding business. This is precisely why you should let us do it.

You get one point of contact, a fixed fee and a seamless, end-to-end service that leaves nothing to chance. We’re experts, we’re experienced, we’re fast and we know Melbourne.


Some Useful Links

Since establishment in 2000 Relocation Specialists Victoria has established a large network of quality suppliers and advisors to the Relocation Industry. Speak with us about how we can help you but in the meantime here are some useful links that may assist.

Finding somewhere to live

Childcare and education

Health and welfare


Entering the country

  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) 131 881
  • Victorian Government Skilled Migration Program +61 3 9651 9756
  • Australian Customs Service 1300 363 263, +61 2 9313 3010
  • Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service 1800 020 504, +61 3 8318 6700
  • AQIS Pet Importing +61 2 6272 4454
  • Adult Migration English Program (AMEP) 131 881
  • Northern AMEP Consortium 1300 062 314
  • Adult Multicultural Education Services Consortium +61 3 9926 4666
  • Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450

Essential home services


Used car websites

Sport, culture and events

Shopping, food and dining out

Community, multiculturalism and local government


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