Born here, I naturally love Melbourne.
But in my lifetime the city has been transformed via migration and especially by the increase in local Indians and students. It is now an exciting place – for example, in normal non-covid times, the city centre and Federation Square is taken over by Diwali celebrations.
India accounted for around 178,000 visitors to Victoria every year.
More than 67,000 international students were here before the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia – and now we can welcome them back!
We have the largest Indian population in Australia, with more than 209,000 Victorians reporting Indian heritage at the 2016 census. Since 2001 the number of Indian-born migrants in Melbourne has more than tripled.
Indians living in Melbourne love:
- living in Melbourne’s suburbs with safe, accessible transport
- local supermarkets, Indian grocery stores and restaurants
- Melbourne’s festivals, museums and cultural events (including Diwali, Holi and more)
- Victoria’s world-class education system
- dining out in Melbourne’s renowned restaurants.
If you’re thinking about migrating to Australia from India, Melbourne could be the perfect home for you.
Melbourne has the 10th largest immigrant population among world metropolitan areas. In Greater Melbourne at the 2016 census, 37% of residents were born outside of Australia.
Qantas’ Melbourne-Delhi service starts will start on December 22 and operate four times a week year-round.
Just another reason we love Melbourne.