Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the City of Melbourne (which covers only the central city area), and 3,488,750 in the Melbourne metropolitan area. The city's name is pronounced "MEL-buhn". The city's motto is "Vires acquirit eundo" which means "we gather strength as we go". Melbourne was the capital city of Australia from 1901 until 1927.
Melbourne has twice ranked first in a survey by The Economist of the "The World's Most Livable Cities", once in 2002, and again in 2004.
So moving to Melbourne is a good choice! It is sometimes classed as a "world city"; one study group ranks Melbourne, on the basis of relative availability of specialised "advanced services" as a "minor world city" comparable to cities such as Vancouver, Osaka, and Prague.
Other cities in the state Victoria: Mildura,Swan Hill, Bendigo, Ballarat,Geelon and Bairnsdale.