Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1318 times:
I'll bring you up on one point - ethnic diversity.
A colleague at work from Sydney was comparing it to Melbourne. She said one thing she preferred about Melbourne is overall it is far more mixed than Sydney - you go into most workplaces in Melbourne, and generally they are more mixed according to her.
Another point she made is that in Sydney there tends to be a lot more concentration of ethnic groups in particular areas, whereas it seems to be more spread out in Melbourne. Could be possible I guess, naturally Melbourne has some of this too.
Melbourne does have the largest Greek and Sri Lankan populations outside their home countries.
BTW - according to a study done years back, when your water up in Sydney was infected with who knows what kind of funny bugs, Melbourne actually was rated as having the 6th cleanest water supply in the world. Remember Giardia?
Does Sydney really have the greatest implementation of public transport for a car based city? I've never heard of that claim. In any case, we've got a simpler ticketing system. If you want to play on the who's flashier game - I'm not a gambling man, but well, Crown vs Star City.
We haven't had the Olympics for years (which was very well run I must say up in SYD - still remember leaving on an AN762 VH-RME, and 40 seconds after takeoff off RWY34R, Cathy Freeman won the 400m). But we still have the Grand Prix.
Based on my experiences in both cities, I prefer Melbourne. The cost of living is lower here, the city is better planned, less congested. At the end of the day, these things are more important to me than a building or a body of water - they aren't going to improve my quality of life, unless you want show off bragging rights.
We've survived without a fancy harbour for years. Our airport is one of the easiest to use in the world.
We have more variety here. Food is excellent, and you can never get bored with Melbourne weather. We have lower levels of crime.
Sydney seems to have the big flashy things that are most apparent to the tourist. Melbourne doesn't have that - we don't need it, we're happy where we are. At the end of the day, once you peel beyond the facade, Melbourne is the place to be
Glenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
I have lived in Melbourne and i have lived in Sydney. My Verdict is they are both equally placed on the "You need to leave list"
it's a good place for singles, but families tend to suffer, High housing prices etc.
Canberra was good. Between the 2, cheaper housing although prices have skyrocketed. So much so that we could sell up and move to a nice country town, buy a house outright and still have cash to burn. Not that we would
But in a few years, I envisage a move to a little farmlet somewhere out side Canberra. Probably near a small airfield.
Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
Well, ADG, I did say we hadn't had it for years
We must be a little more modest here than up in Sydney. I'm happy here, Mx5_boy's happy there, isn't that great!
Environment is better? That's questionable.
Public Transport? At least our train network is logical. Last time I checked Sydney's network, it looked like a bowl of spaghetti. Oh yeah, that reminds me, we have the Italians here down on good ol Lygon St. We've actually got fresh rolling stock coming onto our network - yet Sydney has some real old bombs running down their lines. Melbourne tickets - simple. One ticket, travel on any mode of transport in that zone.
We certainly are the sporting capital, we've got passion in our bellys!
"The better jobs are here. Our employment rate across all sectors shits on the other capital and companies come *here* for foreign investment."
Ahwell, we can't be doing that bad in Melbourne (VIC). I guess, seeing SYD's so great, the rest of NSW must really be stuffed up, dragging those unemployment figures Most people do live in the main cities!
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
Sydney has more tourist attractions agreed. Sydney Harbour is an awesome place to visit. You can take ferries to other locations which is pretty fun. I've only been to Sydney once but i had a great time. Melbourne i've visited way more times and i like it too. As far as living i'd probably take Melbourne over Sydney purely because it's not as crowded and a little cheaper than Sydney. P.S Melbourne is host to Australia's best Airshow- Avalon! How did you aviation enthusiasts forget that one?
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
"""We've actually got fresh rolling stock coming onto our network - yet Sydney has some real old bombs running down their lines. Melbourne tickets - simple. One ticket, travel on any mode of transport in that zone."""
Yeah and those rotten old Hitachi's are near new?
I've seen the new trains... Rather cheap and nasty compared to our Milleniums....
Senliture From Australia, joined May 2000, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1245 times:
it always rains in Melbourne.
No, compare to Sydney, our rainfall is lesser. The rainfall in Melbourne are mainly overnight and seldom last for a long time. Sydney, you can experience a long rainfall.
Personally I love Melbourne a lot more than Sydney. Sydney is too overcrowded, and if I live in such a kind of places, why don't I go back to Hong Kong? Moreover, Sydney is dirtier than Melbourne
Melbourne is really a sport centre of Australia, a lot of international games hold here. However, Sydney is the commercial centre of Australia. If you like to have a life which has a lot of discos, pubs etc, better go Sydney. But if you like sports or gambling, Melbourne is your choice. Remember, the Crown Casino is Melbourne is one of the best and luxury casino is the World.
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
Sydney for me!! In mid March I made my 8th return trip back to Sydney. I just cant get enough of the place! I have been to Melbourne just twice and did not really care much for it! I think the city of Sydney is the most beautiful city I have ever seen! The beaches are great! The nightlife is the best, and getting around the place could not be easier! Cant wait to be back there in May! I should come down and check out Canberra! I need to actually see the capital of the country I love!!