Government Websites

Visit Melbourne
http://www.visitmelbourne.com
The official website for Melbourne, with everything from shopping to dining to nightlife.

That’s Melbourne City
http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au
Things to do in the city, what’s on, and how to get around Melbourne City

Victorian Government
http://www.vic.gov.au
The Victorian Government Website has a wealth of resources to help you settle in Victoria.

Melbourne City
http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
The official website for the City of Melbourne. Here you will find a vast array of information to help you settle into the city, everything from local events through to sports and culture.

Metlink
http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Your guide to public transport in Melbourne

Australian Taxation Office
http://www.ato.gov.au
For detailed information relating to your own personal circumstances and for online calculators.

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Expat Websites

Foreign Investment Review Board
http://www.firb.gov.au/content/real_estate/residential.asp
A good resource for foreign purchasers intending to acquire real estate in Australia

Meetups for Expats
http://www.meetup.com
Meetups is an international website and has seven related results for expats arriving in Melbourne

The Newcomers Network
http://www.newcomersnetwork.com/australia/melbourne/index.php
A great free service for social support and great advice from those who have made all the mistakes themselves.

Migration Service
http://expat.com.au/about.html
To help you take care of the headache of moving across the world.

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Classified Ads Websites

eBay
http://www.ebay.com.au
The online shopping auction site that rules them all. Strong community of sellers in Melbourne.

Gumtree
http://www.gumtre.com.au
A popular Australian classified ad site. Find anything from a car to someone to ride in it with you.

Trading Post
http://www.tradingpost.com.au
While this site isn’t recommended (it’s a mess of poorly planned design and is difficult to navigate), enough people use it locally that it is worth mentioning.

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News Websites

ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s online home. Mix of important, breaking international and national news, and links to view archived shows from their TV and Radio Channels.

The Age
http://www.theage.com.au
The website of Melbourne’s premiere newspaper. Melbourne-centric stories as well as national, world and financial news.

The Herald Sun
http://www.heraldsun.com.au
The website of the large format newspaper favoured by mouth breathers across Victoria. Great for reading what’s happening with Lady Gaga’s latest choice in footwear, or for just looking at bright, flashing pictures.

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