Is Australia the world’s most ‘livable’ country?

Well, it is according to The Economist Intelligence Unit Survey for 2013.

If  your’re thinking of moving to Australia then you’ll no doubt be interested to learn that four Australian cities featured in the top ten, with Melbourne topping the list.

Adelaide, Sydney and Perth also received a nod, ranking 6th, 7th and 9th respectively.

The only other country with more than one of its cities in the top ten was Canada, with three.

So, you may ask, what exactly makes Australia such a livable place?

Well, it’s a combination of factors, according to the survey. Healthcare, education and infrastructure were all taken into consideration, as well as stability, education, culture and environment.

Now, let’s look a little closer at what each city has to offer…


There’s plenty to love about Melbourne and it comes as little surprise to us that it topped the list.

A lively, cosmopolitan and friendly city, Melbourne is a cultural melting pot with something to offer everyone.

One of the great things about Melbourne is that you can also escape the city and spend a relaxing day at St Kilda or Brighton beach if you like.

Melbourne’s also within easy reach of everything. Drive for just over an hour and you’ll reach the start of the spectacular Great Ocean Road or fly for an hour and a half and you’ll be in Sydney.

If you’re thinking about applying for an Australian visa and relocating to Melbourne then check out this website. It will tell you everything you need to know about living and working in this beautiful city.


With a population of just 1.2 million, Adelaide has a much more relaxed feel than other cities.

Hate traffic congestion? Then Adelaide is the place for you! You can get almost anywhere in the city within 20 minutes, leaving you with more time to spend at the beach or the park – and Adelaide has its fair share of both.

Some of Adelaide’s many attractions include Adelaide Zoo, the Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Oval.

And of course, let’s not forget about the wine! South Australia is the country’s wine capital. Head to the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley or Clare Valley to sample what’s on offer.

Adelaide’s ideal for families looking for a safe and friendly place to live with plenty of places to enjoy outdoor activities.

To learn more about life in Adelaide, click here.


Sydney is the country’s largest city, with a population of 4.5 million.

With its iconic skyline and breath-taking scenery, it’s not difficult to see why so many people flock there.

A little way outside the city you’ll find the famous Bondi Beach and the spectacular Blue Mountains.

There are great employment opportunities in Sydney and it’s perfect for anyone who craves the buzz of a busy city. However, if you’re moving to Australia for the quiet life then Sydney may not be the place for you!

You can learn more about moving to Sydney by clicking here .

Moving to Sydney


Last, but by no means least is Perth.

Located on the banks of the River Swan, Perth is the most isolated city in the world. It’s miles from anywhere – not that anyone in Perth seems to mind this – and for much of the year it basks in glorious sunshine.

If it’s blue skies and miles of unspoilt beaches you’re after then Perth is the place to be.

There are some excellent employment opportunities there thanks to the resources boom in Western Australia.

The nearby city of Fremantle also has much to offer in the way of attractions and eateries. Fremantle has more of a cosmopolitan feel than Perth city. You’ll find colourful markets to explore, as well as buskers and street performers on almost every corner.

Thinking of relocating to Australia? Perth’s a great city if you love spending time outdoors; however, if you don’t like the thought of 40 degree summer days then perhaps consider somewhere on the east coast instead.

Something for everyone…

The wonderful thing about Australia is that there really is something for everyone. Whether you want the hustle and bustle of city life or a tranquil existence by the ocean – Australia has it all.

If you’re thinking of moving Down Under then one thing you will need is an Australian work visa.

The good news is that there are a range of different options open to migrants, from independent skilled visas through to partner visas like (the 309 visa) and employer sponsored visas.

Here at True Blue Migration we offer free visa assessments and can tell you which, if any, visas you are eligible for.

Find out more by clicking here.

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