Syndey or Melbourne?

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1. Posted by webbo (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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) 13y Star this if you like it!

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) 13y Star this if you like it!

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...