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Melbourne – The World’s Most Liveable City

03 October 2017

An annual report on the best global cities to live in has once again placed Melbourne in the top position, for the seventh year in a row. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Index ranks 140 cities each year on topics such as stability, culture and environment.

Here are some reasons why Melbournians love their city…

World-class infrastructure

According to the EIU Liveability Report, cities with better connectivity have greater quality of life. The 2016 report attained a perfect score of 100 for infrastructure.

Melbournians have access to free trams throughout the CBD making it easier for daily commuters and tourists to move around the city. The principal boundaries of the Free Tram Zone are Spring Street, Flinders Street and La Trobe Street with the tram stopping at major zones such as Parliament House, The Queen Victoria Market and State Victoria Library, as well as right outside the T&G Building at 161 Collins Street.

You can see all the stops within the free tram zone here.

Coffee culture

Melbourne is a city of coffee lovers and has claimed the title for Best Coffee in the World in 2014 and 2017. With access to speciality coffee on almost every street corner and with most cafes roasting their beans right here in Melbourne, where does one begin? Here are five cafes on Melbourne’s laneways, all within walking distance of the T&G Building, to get you started.

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The sweet sound of live music

Melbourne’s venues and their audiences have a long and celebrated tradition of nurturing live music, making the city the nation’s music capital, with a vibrant independent music scene which comes alive every night of the week. The city caters for all musical tastes with only one prerequisite – a heartfelt love of live performance.

Places near the T&G Building to try include The Toff in Town and Boney.

A creative hub

As a city of culture, Melbourne is hard to beat: it’s internationally famous for its street art; is the country’s only UNESCO-designated city of literature; boasts Australia’s largest ticketed cultural event, with its annual comedy festival; has the largest number of songwriters; and is home to the National Gallery of Victoria, the nation’s most popular and among the world’s 20 most visited galleries.

Looking to get creative? You could join a Melbourne-based meet up group with fellow creatives or you can start ticking items off the T&G Building’s Melbourne Bucket List here.

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The worlds sporting capital

We’re a city that loves our sport: so much so that in 2016, Melbourne was crowned sporting capital of the world for the last decade, at the SportBusiness Ultimate Sport City Awards, with previous wins for the years 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Melbourne is home to sporting events loved by millions around the globe including: The Australian Open, Spring Racing Carnival and Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, many of which are held within walking distance of the T&G Building. We even have a public holiday for the AFL Grand Final!

Upcoming sporting events around Melbourne to keep an eye out for:
The Australian Open

15-28 January 2018

Melbourne Cup Carnival
4th, 7th, 9th and 11th of November

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

22-25 March 2018


Guest writer: Bianka Velevska is a cafe manager turned marketing coordinator for Melbourne-based stationery company MiGoals. She’s passionate about how brand design and business work cohesively to provide a unique and memorable customer experience. When she’s not talking all things stationery and productivity, she’s exploring brand identities at double espresso.