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3.
Melbourne in Australia - city incorporated (as a town, anyway) in 1842.
This is before 1892!
by Big Fella June 06, 2005
 
29.
The best city in Australia by far. As you can see by the previous definitions on this site, it is so great the people from Sydney are butthurt so they post definitions flaming it. It's so much better than Sydney that they're forced to make the argument of "You explain why you're awesome too much", without ever providing a reason why they're better than us.
Person A: Hey man, where are you from?
Person B: Melbourne.
Person A: Oh jeez. Melbourne is so shit compared to Sydney. You guys are insecure so you have to explain why you're better than us.

Person B: No, we're just better. We have better food, we're the sporting capital of Australia, we have a richer history, prettier women. Why is Sydney so great?
Person A: There's nothing to do in Melbourne.

Person B: What the fuck can you do in Sydney that you can't do in Melbourne?
Person A:...
by MelbournianSexAddict April 08, 2011
 
30.
A city in Australia where people still think it is the height of sophistication (and oh so European...) to drink a coffee at a table in the street.

Consequently there are more coffee machines per square metre than anywhere else in the universe.
Sydney person: What is your favourite thing to do on a Sunday?

Melbourne person: Just sit & have a coffee & read the paper. What do you do?

Sydney person: Oh I go surfing, fishing, scuba diving, bushwalking...
by herring March 12, 2012
 
31.
a city that can draw a crowd (unlike sydney) to an a-league game. admittedly it does have the worst sport in the world (afl), however us normal melbourners simply use the afl supporters to bag as a passtime. doesn't brag about having a bridge, nor does it have as many morons as sydney.
melbourne so good! i just love the people and the culture!
by aflisaheapofshit December 16, 2008
 
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Melbourne is a sexy, cosmopolitan city located in the state of Victoria, Australia. If Melbourne were personified she would be gorgeous, aromatic, and a'la mode, sipping on a mocha. Its Australia's fashion capital, not to mention the centre of the arts, culture, shopping and food. And yes there is a 'friendly regional rivalry' between Melbourne and Sydney. And as others have had stabs at the worlds most liveable city, I'd like to provide some real defence, as un-biasedly as I can:

* Melbourne actually got to be a capital for a while (1901-27), sydney never did. In fact the High Court of Australia was only moved to Canberra in 1980.

* I'm sure many love 'footy' and rugby, yet Football (aka soccer) is the world game and played by the world's masses, making both these sports quite insignificant in regards to any 'claim of superiority' by either city.

* Melbourne hosted the Olympics nearly half a century before sydney, and still holds bigger and more significant events, eg Melbourne Cup, Australian Tennis Open, Grand Prix etc, plus a stack of other art/food/fashion festivals already mentioned.

* As a city there actually is some marvellous architecture, too much to mention, though some already has been. The Opera house is a gem however, but I'm rather over the bridge. Melbourne's city planning is undoubtedly superior to sydney, and everyone knows it, with its roads and streets, esp in the CBD. And let's not forget Melbourne's intricate transport system. It's modern yet also charming, with so many sleek cafe's and 'eateries' tucked away in its laneways. Our tollways have E-Tags, which sydney should invest in. Stopping to pay on the freeway? Plus the congestion to follow, its ridicilous. Not forgetting the road lanes, which are dangerously small.

* The rest becomes rather trivial, but what the heck-
the Harbour Bridge's fireworks-its been done, no-one cares.
Melbourne has the taller office building (Rialto Towers) and residential tower (Eureka Tower), yet sydney still has the tallest structure in general (Centrepoint). Melbourne's Crown Casino is larger than sydney's Star City and so is Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria, compared to sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales.

And some of the lame things I've heard. Better beaches? We have some fantastic beaches, yet don't deny Bondi's superior popularity. At least our beaches are 'war free'. People also 'give shit' to Melbourne's weather. What is that, is that meant to be a 'call'? Does anyone even care? If anything it's never boring and sydney actually gets more rain. Someone even mentioned gang warfare what the hell? And I've heard of racial tension, but race hate gangs? Unheard of in Melbourne. 'Wogs' and 'Skips' generally get along very well here. And Melbournians raving on about what we have? Dont flatter yourselves Melbourne really doesn't need to prove anything to sydney.
Sydney loser: "Damn I need new shoes."

another Sydney loser: "How much does a ticket to Melbourne cost these days?"
by BuLLioN March 08, 2007
 
33.
Australia's number one city in pretty much everything.
Especially in sports and entertainment.

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, with currently 3.8 million people. It is set to overtake Sydney as Australias largest city in 2028.

it is so much better then Sydney, which is so congested and full of homos (literally - its got the most homos of any other city in Australia). Sydneysiders often bag Melbourne for being 'wet' when in fact Melbourne has less rain then sydney - its true!
"Melbourne is the coolest city in the world!"
"Adelaide is such a hole... i wish i lived in Melbourne"
by Melbourne is AwesomE! April 12, 2008
 
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The wannabe capital of Australia.
All they do is talk themselves up and bitch about Adelaide and Sydney. Every good thing about Melbourne is stolen and copied from elsewhere, yet they claim full credit. This city has delusions of grandeur.
Melbourne is akin to a person born ugly, talentless and boring who then has non stop plastic surgery. Then lies, cheats and steals personality traits and life stories from others. All for the purpose of wanting everyone to think they are "the shit"
Its just a sad wannabe city...
It wants to be Adelaide but bigger and hipper than Sydney with a clean river like Perth.

Vic: Melbourne is the best, Adelaide is a hole.

Ad: Thats why you copy or steal every single idea and creation Adelaide comes up with, right?

Vic: Fuck you. Sydney is too big and overrated, Melbourne is more laid back and beautiful.

Syd: Thats why you are trying to BE us, always nipping at our heels, right?

Vic: Fuck you. Hobart sounds like fart.

Hob: You are running on empty.

Vic: Fuck all of you, we invented football.

Brissy: You Corrupted football. Theres only one real state of origin now.

Vic: Fuck rugby. We have Rove.

Perth: Actually, thats our fault.
by King of Tut October 20, 2008
 
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The state capital of Victoria, Australia Melbourne is a dark, dirty, mangy shithole.

Demographic; moisturising, manscaping, sandal wearing metrosexual pseudo fags.
A town where a broke as fuck 30 year old uni student wearing a skivvy with sandals is held in higher esteem than an accomplished and successful tradesman,
Spiritual home of the Bogan,
A stinking filthy river flowing through the guts of it,
The people from there claim to be well educated, cultured and globally aware but all they seem to do is bitch and moan about others, narcissism reigns supreme.
In a nutshell the only two good things about Melbourne are Carlton Draught and the Hume Hwy northbound.
"Glad to get the fuck away from that shithole, the whole town is 'the secret life of us' and full of cunts that look like that little queer bloke in the YOUI insurance adds".

"Dont walk around in Melbourne alone at night, you'll get glassed by bogans or robbed by a junkie".
by turbodiesel March 24, 2010