The city by the bay is one that has been voted the most liveable city in the world for 7 years in a row. And there are plenty of good
reasons why Melbourne has earned this title. Melbourne is a place that accommodates to everyone, especially families. Living in the city suburbs
means there is lots of access to healthcare, childcare, and primary schools, often all within walking distance.
With long day care options available, working and raising a family here can really be a dream come true. Whether you need long day care in Melbourne or casual care, there are many
council run childcare centres as well as privately owned businesses. In terms of accessibility, many centres can be accessed by car or walking,
as well as child care near train stations and metros. The train stations typically have trains running every 15 minutes to half an hour for convenience.
There is also a well connected tram system and buses that run throughout Melbourne.
Melbourne is also a place that provides plenty of recreational spaces for families. There are many parks along the Yarra River and playgrounds. The bayside
also has a lot of park facilities and walking/cycling tracks that are designed for safety and convenience of the whole family. This makes it easy to have
convenient and affordable days out when the children are not in childcare facilities.
At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River.
Furthermore, Melbourne has plenty hospitals and medical facilities
available when sickness occurs in a family. This includes many 24 hour doctor clinics in the suburbs of Melbourne, as well as the Royal Children’s Hospital
in inner-city Melbourne.
Accessibility & Transportation
Melbourne is a welcoming city with venues, services and facilities designed to make your trip into the city accessible,
easy and enjoyable. Find out more about Melbourne's Accessible
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is a statutory authority that acts as a system authority for all public transport and an advocate
for public transport users. PTV is a single contact point for customers wanting information on public transport
services, fares, tickets and initiatives.
Click here for more information on public transport options .