With almost 5 million residents, Sydney is by far Australia's biggest city – and home to some of its most iconic sights. Cruise through the harbor to see the famous opera house or join the surfer dudes down at the beautiful Bondi Beach.
Sydney regains the top spot as Australia's largest city for 2021, but Melbourne is close on its heels.
1. Adelaide. Adelaide is often described as Australia's most underrated and beautiful city, and it is not hard to see why once you have visited this gorgeous place. It is a cultural hub, home to an excellent dining culture, several museums and art galleries, as well as gorgeous scenery wherever you look.
But the list was mostly dominated by affluent areas of Sydney. The 2027 postcode, which includes Darling Point, Edgecliff and Point Piper, came in second with $205,957. This was followed by the 2023 postcode, which includes Bellevue Hill, with an average income of $195,204.
Survey finds Canberra to be the happiest city in Australia.
Canberra is Australia's leading 'smart city', providing its residents with top ratings for a range of quality indicators, including housing affordability, public transport, employment, and community participation, according to new Victoria University research.
Canberra is the happiest capital of Australia, according to research.
Sydney prides itself on safety, deep culture, and friendly communities. It is considered the fifth safest city in the world and Australia's safest city. Like any other city, there is crime, just not as much. It is no secret that Sydney is a major city with a population of 5.2 million.
George Town - the oldest town in Australia. George Town was founded in 1803 and the George town Watch House was commissioned shortly after. It has been beautifully restored (minus the cell doors) and has become quite a tourist attraction in the town.
Gold Coast is one of the cheapest places to live in Australia (89th globally). It is known for its high-standard education and academia and its budget-friendly living. International students will find the Gold Coast the perfect combination of study and social life, with its magnificent beaches and nightlife.
Melbourne will then overtake Sydney to be Australia's largest city in 2026. Based on the current growth rate, Melbourne will reach seven million in 2031 and eight million in 2037 (with Sydney not reaching eight million until 2040). Victoria is also Australia's fastest-growing state.
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“The friendliest city in Australia awards goes to Perth, thanks to its lively locals, engaging social scene and ease of access for first-time visitors. Perth is a wonderfully vibrant and social place to be.
The 2022 Monocle Survey determined the world's most livable city was Copenhagen, followed by Zurich, Lisbon and Helsinki.
The desert landscape surrounding Oodnadatta, Australia's driest town.
The world's cleanest air is just across the Bass Strait. It's in North-Western Tasmania on the Cape Grim Peninsula where you can find the cleanest air on the planet, according to a measuring station on the cape.
This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Armidale has the worst air pollution in Australia, with a new report revealing the New South Wales town exceeds the air safety guidelines of the World Health Organisation by more than double.