Melbourne is officially the most liveable city in the world! (Issue 18, 2011)


MelbourneMelbourne is officially the world's most liveable city, beating Vancouver with an overall score of 97.5 out of 100 – giving students all over the world more reason to come to La Trobe University to study.

Melbourne won the honour in the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest survey

‘Australia, with a low population density and relatively low crime rates, continues to supply some of the world's most liveable cities,’ says Economist Intelligence Unit survey editor Jon Copestake.

The survey ranks 140 locations as having the best or the worst living conditions, with cities scored on political and social stability, crime rates, access to quality health care, cultural events, the environment, education and the standard of infrastructure.

We previously published an article listing the top 10 reasons why students want to live in Victoria, and this latest ranking has confirmed all of these – and more!

La Trobe University is a major Australian institution and has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence and innovation, as well as beautiful campuses. Our campuses are renowned for their natural and traditionally Australian beauty.

La Trobe’s courses are highly respected by employers and academic institutions internationally, and we were ranked as the leading Victorian University for student satisfaction in the 2009 Sweeney Research Student Report.

La Trobe University has more than 30 000 students, 5633 international students and more than 2500 staff – all from over 100 countries, proof that La Trobe is a truly diverse community. The University offers an exceptional student-to-staff ratio; ensuring students receive the academic support they need to succeed. It also provides a safe and supportive environment for all international students. La Trobe University is renowned for its support services for international students, including assistance with applications, visas, academic and English language skills, as well as a free airport or railway reception service and temporary accommodation assistance.

If you would like to live in the world’s most liveable city and study at one of its best universities, visit and apply!