Melbourne is a long-established hub for digital nomads with an extensive and welcoming network for newcomers. The sleek metropolis features trendy coliving and coworking spaces aplenty, in a clean and healthy environment. While life in Melbourne can be pricey, those looking to work locally as well might like to know that Australia pays the world’s highest minimum wage. In Melbourne, you can be in a different environment at a drop of a hat: from the leafy suburbs to the bustling center and the Great Ocean Road beach to the vineyards of the Yarra Valley. Phillip Island is just a day trip away as well. Melbourne attracts some of the most talented people for you to network with.
With no language barrier and the famous Australian coffee culture to sustain you in your work, Melbourne is a perfect choice for remote workers looking to stay in an English-speaking environment that still feels like a different world. There are so many different cuisines on offer here and you are sure to find evening activities and events to suit your interests.
Here are some fun facts about Melbourne:
- Melbourne is famous for having four seasons in a day.
- Melbourne was Australia’s capital once, but only for 26 years!
- The city is named after British Prime Minister, William Lamb, who was the second Viscount Melbourne.
- Brunch and caffeine are almost a religion here.
- Melbourne has the largest population of Greeks and Italians outside of Greece and Italy respectively.
- During the Gold Rush, Melbourne was the richest city in the world.
- Melbourne’s original name was ‘Batmania’.
- The highest temperature ever recorded in the city was 46.6ºC.
- One of its most famous restaurants moves: it’s a tram!
- Melbourne has the world’s largest China Town.
- Until 1966 pubs in Melbourne had to close at 6 pm!
- Its drinking water is one of the best in the world.
- Melbourne has the most foxes per square kilometer.
Melbourne has been named the most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit for six consecutive years. Many digital nomads have already flocked here to enjoy a comfortable and easier lifestyle and the coliving trend will only increase as more spaces open all the time.