Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city, a thriving business hub, a focal point for arts and culture, and a great place to work and play.
The City of Melbourne is Victoria’s national and international gateway, the seat of the Victorian Government and headquarters to many Victorian, national and international companies, peak bodies, non-government organisations and Australian Government agencies.
Melbourne is home to six of Australia’s top ten companies. The city is a hub for new and developing technologies and things are looking bright for an even more successful economic future.
With an increasing population and expanding boundaries, Melbourne is home to people from more than 100 countries. On an average day, around 800,000 people use the city and Melbourne hosts over a million international visitors a year. Melbourne’s calendar of international events include sporting events (Australian Open Tennis Championships, Australian Formula One Grand Prix); community events (Moomba Festival); and cultural events (Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne International Arts Festival; Melbourne International Film Festival; Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
Named the World’s Most Liveable City by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2011 and 2012, Melbourne has won international awards in areas as diverse as, green building design, knowledge and business innovation.
There is much to love about Melbourne. This sophisticated world city inspires a deep passion in those who live and visit here. They love its vibrant energy, staggering choice of restaurants, funky boutiques, café-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, luscious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character.
Lord Mayor Profile
The Right Honorable Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor
Robert Doyle was elected in 2008 and 2012, and is the serving Lord Mayor of Melbourne.
Robert Doyle is a Principal at The Nous Group, a management consultancy business based in Melbourne and, since 2007, has been Chairman of Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital).
Robert is President of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Chairman of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance. Robert is also an Ambassador for Odyssey House, a drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation facility, an Ambassador for SecondBite, a not-for profit organisation committed to making a positive difference by distributing fresh food to the disadvantaged and homeless, an ex-officio member of Cancer Council Victoria and an Ambassador for Field of Women, a charity raising awareness of breast cancer, an Ambassador for the White Ribbon Day Foundation, an international day for the elimination of violence against women, an Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Honorary President of the Melbourne Region of the Scout Association and a Board member of the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) Ltd.
In 2010 Robert was made a Fellow of Monash University.
Robert recently joined the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA) as a committee member.
A Member of Victoria’s Parliament for 14 years, Robert was Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Party for four years. He has also been Shadow Minister for Health and, in government, Parliamentary Secretary for Health.