Melbourne is a metropolitan city located in Australia, and the capital city of the state, Victoria. Melbourne is the second most populous in Australia - with a population of 3.9 million. From 1901 to 1927, Melbourne was the capital city of Australia, until Canberra took over.
Melbourne is the 3rd most economically livable city in the world, and overall the 17th most livable city in the world.
Melbourne is the centre of arts, education, culture, commerce, tourism, sports (particularly AFL) and industry.
Melbourne held the Summer Olympics in 1956.

Melbourne is also famous for its parks, multicultural society and its contemporary buildings.

The weather in Melbourne is unreliable and typical. It has boiling summers and cold winters. The temperature could range from 0 degrees in Winter to 45 degrees in Summer.
In one day, the weather can change dramatically. Due to its weather, Melbourne is known for its "four seasons in one day".
Melbourne has the largest Jewish population in Australia, with 60,000.
Some famous features in Melbourne are: The Eureka Tower - which is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, the Yarra River, Chadstone - the biggest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere, Federation Square, Luna Park, Rialto Towers, Docklands, Chinatown, Parliament House of Victoria, Royal Botanical Gardens, Crown Casino and the Telstra Dome.

Sydney and Melbourne criticise each other, and fight over who is the best. But face it Sydney...Melbourne is the best.
Reasons why Melbourne is better than Sydney and why Sydney sucks:
- You think the Sydney Opera House is 'cool'? It's just the look of it that is decent, and since when was OPERA cool?
- The Sydney Harbour Bridge? Yawn. Who cares about a bridge?
- We have the biggest shopping centre and the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.

- Sydney is over-crowded and has financial problems.
- Sydney is dangerous and has a lot of bums and drunk people at night-time.
- Melbourne is known for a sport - AFL, and cricket as well...what sport is SYDNEY known for??
- Sydney-siders are unfriendly and are SHIT drivers. Car crashes are extremely common is Sydney.
- It's very, very hard to find your way around in Sydney. Even navigation systems stuff up and get confused in Sydney when showing you the way to places (in cars).
- Melbourne hosted the Olympic Games WAY before Sydney.
- Yes, I guess Sydney's beaches are better, but due to the weather, it's almost impossible to find a good day to go to the beach because of all its RAIN.
- Sydney has never been the capital city of Australia.

- It is hard to find decent food in Sydney.
- Sydney is never peace and quiet.
- Due to Sydney's over-crowdedness it is hard to find an area to place new buildings.

- Just because the mono-rail is 'fun' because it is up high and feels like you are going to fall off because it is so narrow, it is actually really dangerous, like on a boiling day, when the mono-rail tracks expand, the auto-thingmabob could fall off and you will crash to the ground. That's why it is safer to have trams (like in Melbourne) instead of mono-rails.
- Sydney is not multicultural, with mainly just the Catholic religion.
- Any tourists that visit Sydney never end up living there, tourists that visit Melbourne end up living here.
An American family is thinking of travelling to Australia in the summer holidays:
Bobert: Where should we travel to THIS year, Marianne?
Marianne: Oh, I reckon we should travel to somewhere not too hot, and not too cold. A place where we can have fun without just focusing on the beach. Hmm...what about Melbourne?
Bobert: Wow, Marianne! What a thoughtful idea, once again! This will be a memorable holiday!

A Melbournian and a Sydney-sider meet each other on the streets:
Melbournian: Hello, Sydney-sider. Nice to meet you. I am very much eager to ask, what is your name? Maybe we could be friends.
Sydney-sider: What the fuck are you doing talking to me, mother fucker?? Are you a Melbournian? My name is go fuck yourself, and I don't want to be friends with you, biatch.

Melbournian: Well, as I can see you are not the type of person I should be making friends with. I can tell, you are obviously a Sydney-sider. Just guessing.
by (( ({>O<}) )) September 13, 2009
Melbourne is the second largest city and the second best
When you drive into Melbourne on the Hume Hwy, you are 10km from the City and you're in the middle of a paddock! Melbourne is ugly, dirty and has a delightfully beautiful river passing through the middle, yeah that can compare with beautiful Sydney harbour? Get over that World's Liveable City thing all 5 Australian cities made it in the top 10....and who in the world knows anything about Melbourne....when people from other countries think about Australia they think about Sydney....Melbourne is only the place for you if you like GAYFL
hey melbourne, you know you wanna come here on new years!
by braaahh3 November 19, 2007
a descriptor of the intrinsic worth of a person, place or event

contra "sydney" (adj.) a way to describe something that is overrated, overhyped and not as good as Melbourne
She's so cool...she's very Melbourne

Yeah but why's she with that loser guy. He's soooooo Sydney.
by Will "hero" Heath December 09, 2006
Melbourne is a large city in Australia. Sydney sider's generally feel that people from Melbourne are stuck up and insecure, however, I believe that the other definitions for 'Melbourne' totally proves otherwise.
Sydney sider: 'You people are so competitive. Your inner city sucks and and you're all cynical.

Melbourne kid : 'Dude we were having a conversation about Borat..'
by Katieeardley November 30, 2010
Magical kingdom that boasts rare species of hipster, artist, muzza, bogan, emo and humble indie kid.
cultural wonderland of awesomeness.
It's actually fucking great. so many hidden quirky shops down pokey laneways. awesome street art, and interesting people everywhere.
go shopping there. my flavorite shops are lost and found indoor market on smith street, and retrostar in the city. but go exploring, there are so many wondrous places and shops and lanes full of splendorful and wow-inducing things.
all the people that say melbourne is shite must be on crack because if they got one day to experience the real melbourne, there is no way they could say it was a hole. it may not be everyones personal preference of place, but its definitely not shit.
if I had arms that I was able to extend to bizarre lengths, I would wrap them around melbourne, because it is so damn huggable.
peace to sydney. I like you to.
melbourne is great. really, it is.
by pshhhfttt January 06, 2010
A classy, sophisticated, stylish and cosmopolitan city of Australia.

The city prides itself on it's rich cultural heritage, multiculturalism, fashion, shopping, sport, food, live music scene, arts, entertainment, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, art-filled laneways and alleyways, and parks and gardens.

Melbourne has some of the worlds greatest restaurants and dining experiences, and some of the oldest and amazing architecture in Australia.

It is named the fashion, food, cultural, live music scene, literature, arts, and entertainment capitals of Australia, and the Sporting capital of the WORLD!!

Sydney may be the postcard city; the city that is nice to look at, but that is it.... whereas Melbourne is they city you want to live in! Melbourne is also beautifully situated on the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay. The sunsets/sunrises are amazing! Also, Sydney spend all their money on promoting their city overseas.. big mistake!! Melbourne spends its money on improving the healthcare, schools, transport and infrastructure, which puts it in the top 3 most livable cities in the world!
Person 1: "I absolutely LOVE Melbourne with all my heart"
Person 2: "It is such a stunning city with real depth and substance to it"
Person 3: "Something Sydney is missing, ey?"
by M4EVA March 30, 2010
An Australian city down in the South.

Engaged in a constant battle of superiority with Sydney, that most likely started when they were choosing the capitol city of Australia. (Neither won.)

Probably most know for its enthusiastic population of AFL supporters. (Avoid Collingwood fans)
Friggin hot in Summer, if you go bring an air conditioner.

If you are American you will be tempted to pronounce it 'Mel-buuuuuuurn.' Please don't.
Guy 1: "Mate, going down to Melbourne for the AFL finals! Collingwood vs Richmond! YYYEEEEEAAAAAH"

Guy 2: "Dude, look out for those bogan Collingwood supporters"

Guy 1: "Sure thing!"

*manly hug and clap each other's backs*
by Tigersgirl March 10, 2011
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