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Syndey or Melbourne?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Syndey or Melbourne?

1. Posted by webbo (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

I am coming over to Australia from England early October to live and work and would like any advice from locals or travellers on which city to locate in.

I am a 22yr old graduate who likes partying hard and loves sport. I am looking to get a marketing type job as that is what I have experience in.

What City would be best do you think?

Thanks for your help


Andrew Webster

2. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

Sydney is a great place to live for all of the above as is Melbourne. Personally, being from Sydney, I would recommend it here. Although you should definately consider Melbourne as it will be much more affordable. I would recommend that when you get here you spend some time in Sydney and some time in Melbourne before you make a decision... both are great cities!

3. Posted by ella13 (Full Member 64 posts) 11y

this is going to come from a bias melbournian so you might want to keep that in mind but i recommend melbourne for living and sydney for being a tourist.

if you like sport melb is def the place to be.
melbournians are completely obsessed with their sport - though you will have missed the afl season you will be in time for cricket season and the australian open tennis in feb. Plus if you are staying for a longer time the Commonwealth Games will be here next year...

i love living here as a uni student. lots of good places to go out, eat and there is good music and clubs.

having said that sydney is def very good for partying and whenever i go i have a great time...