Melbourne has once again been named the world’s most liveable city


For the sixth year running, Melbourne has been ranked the world’s most liveable city. 

Three Australian cities have made the top 10, but it’s Melbourne that’s taken the crown for yet another year. 

We’ve scored a 97.5 out of 100 for livability, while Adelaide ranked equal fifth and Perth came in at number 7. 

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle says it’s a fantastic accolade for the city, saying we excelled in the five criteria:

  • Stability
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Culture
  • Environment. 

But the Austrian capital of Vienna is closing in on the title, with only point 1 of a percentage point separating it from Melbourne. 

Sydney has dropped four places out of the top 10 due to the perceived threat of terrorism.