Society/Culture Rate the Australian Capital cities.

the best and the shit

  • Sydney

    Votes: 10 12.5%
  • Melbourne

    Votes: 48 60.0%
  • Perth

    Votes: 18 22.5%
  • Brisbane

    Votes: 8 10.0%
  • Adelaide

    Votes: 15 18.8%
  • Darwin

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • Hobart

    Votes: 11 13.8%

  • Total voters
    80

Toump Ass

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#76
1. Melbourne
AFL. Arts capital of Australia. Awesome live music & club culture. Quality graffiti. Heaps of dope festivals. Easy to purchase quality drugs. Decent transport. Nice people.

2. Adelaide
3. Sydney

4 onwards > pretty much all shit.
 

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Soft Downhill Skier

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#77
Yep Melbourne's great, It's the best......
Best Bollards, to keep you alive as you walk down the street.
Best Sleeping spots, footpaths.....
Best place to experience an aggravated burglary.
Ice is cheap.
$1,000,000 to live in the shittiest suburbs.
45 degrees in summer, 5 degrees in winter.
Eddie McGuire.
Join a gang.
Can't swim in the bay.
Trams, 2 hours to get to Bundoora.
Hipsters.
Trains, punch yourself in the head before you get on, save the bogans doing it to you.
Beggars earn more than you.
The Yarra.
Docklands, where there are more mice and rats than people.

Ahhhh.
Melbourne.
Good call Kidd Vicious......
Yeah safety bollards are a major hassle. ?.

Crime is down, its a 45 minute drive to decent beaches. There is transport everywhere, ice is cheaper everywhere else and it's easy to book a restaraunt for a feed before heading to the dome.

I agree with your points.
 

roscreasl98

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#78
Yeah safety bollards are a major hassle. ?.

Crime is down, its a 45 minute drive to decent beaches. There is transport everywhere, ice is cheaper everywhere else and it's easy to book a restaraunt for a feed before heading to the dome.

I agree with your points.
Decent beaches, where?
Transport. More crime on trains and Trams than in the street.
Crime down? Laughable.
Restaurants are good though.
 

BattlerGM

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#81
There are no words to describe what an absolute shithole Darwin is. Was hugely disappointed in it. Doesn't even have a KFC in it's CBD.
 

The Passenger

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#83
Melbourne is my favourite city to live in Australia, but you can't claim it has beaches. Certainly not in comparison to Sydney.

Google maps says it 1h20m to direct drive from Elsternwick to Portsea.

It also says 1h24m to do a scenic drive of Royal Botanic Gardens to Double Bay, Rose Bay, Parsley Bay Beach, Watson Bay, Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach, Maroubra Beach and Malabar Bay.

This contest would like early 90's Mike Tyson fighting against himself ten years later.

I loved my time living in St Kilda but the first time I laid eyes on the "beach" was one of the great disappointments of my life.
 

kickazz

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#84
I loved my time living in St Kilda but the first time I laid eyes on the "beach" was one of the great disappointments of my life.
The only people that really even call it a beach are British people who don't know any better.
 
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kickazz

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#85
Love Melbourne but it's getting weird and slowly shitter I feel.

I mean how many ****en burger joints do you need. They're burgers FFS.

Traffic considerably worse in the last ten or so years. Becoming a bit more cliquey as well. Used to love the inner North and Richmond, and Prahran areas. Starting to become infested with too many wankers.

Still great for food, bars, events, art, sport. Just stop knocking down pubs and putting up apartment buildings
 

The Passenger

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#86
Just stop knocking down pubs and putting up apartment buildings
Haven't lived in Melbourne for 5 years (have visited multiple times in the interim, though not since 2016) so would be very disappointing if that is happening en masse. It's one of the biggest things that killed Sydney. Sydney was never the most "soulful" city but it had great beaches and enough pubs that the nightlife was good. Now Sydney is just a never ending sprawl of apartment blocks with the worst nightlife of any major western city I have been too.
 

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#87
Sydney
Perth
Darwin

Have visited Melbourne (several times) and Adelaide but I'll just rank the cities I actually lived in.
 

cartwright

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#89
Love Melbourne but it's getting weird and slowly shitter I feel.

I mean how many ****en burger joints do you need. They're burgers FFS.

Traffic considerably worse in the last ten or so years. Becoming a bit more cliquey as well. Used to love the inner North and Richmond, and Prahran areas. Starting to become infested with too many ******s.

Still great for food, bars, events, art, sport. Just stop knocking down pubs and putting up apartment buildings
Gah....it’s going to look like Sydney soon... souless.
Need stronger heritage laws, bigger fines for those cretins like the assholes who knocked down the corkman.


“The council is finalising a planning scheme amendment that would provide for a total rebuild of the pub and provide heritage protection.” :thumbsu:
 

Seeds

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#90
Yep Melbourne's great, It's the best......
Best Bollards, to keep you alive as you walk down the street.
Best Sleeping spots, footpaths.....
Best place to experience an aggravated burglary.
Ice is cheap.
$1,000,000 to live in the shittiest suburbs.
45 degrees in summer, 5 degrees in winter.
Eddie McGuire.
Join a gang.
Can't swim in the bay.
Trams, 2 hours to get to Bundoora.
Hipsters.
Trains, punch yourself in the head before you get on, save the bogans doing it to you.
Beggars earn more than you.
The Yarra.
Docklands, where there are more mice and rats than people.

Ahhhh.
Melbourne.
Good call Kidd Vicious......
football
mcg
melbourne comedy festival
richmond pubs
stkilda beach/Luna Park/Palais Theatre/Espy
City ally ways
awesome gardens (fitzroy gardens and heidi my favs)
musicals
fitzroy brunches
Vue de monde, meatball restaurant whose name i forgot.
lygon street restaurants
mornington peninsula (sorrento, maze parks, best spa in australia)
Readings book stores.
Cool roof top bars.
Melbourne chocolate shops.
Awesome bridge porn on inner suburb bike rides around the yarra.
Melbourne Zoo - best zoo in Australia.
Australian Open.
The Forum
Leafy inner city suburbs.
Sun doesnt set to well after 9 in the middle of summer.
oh and did I mention the mcg.


Yeah melbourne is streets ahead the best. you just have to do it right.
 

Seeds

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#91
Horses for courses.

I would go with;
Melbourne - however, lack of affordability will see it drop soon enough
Brisbane - nice city, good climate and close to a lot of great holiday destinations
Adelaide - underrated, affordable and nice suburban coastline, wineries north and south
Hobart - very picturesque town/surrounding areas, starting to develop a tourism industry.
Darwin - has a unique laid-back culture that appeals to me.
Sydney - perhaps the best city if you are a millionaire, unappealing in every way if you are not.
Perth - nice looking city but too isolated, I was there recently though and I think the new stadium will be good for the CBD
Canberra - dull, freezing and full of government servants looking only to further their careers and not to socialise.
government servants dont socialise? are you kidding? Canberra is the best place in australia for work colleagues to socialise. Probably cos most people in the public service come from out of town and its easy to organise social events as everyone lives within 15 mins of each other. No other place in australia has so many work events and sports teams as the government public service in australia.
 

roscreasl98

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#92
football
mcg
melbourne comedy festival
richmond pubs
stkilda beach/Luna Park/Palais Theatre/Espy
City ally ways
awesome gardens (fitzroy gardens and heidi my favs)
musicals
fitzroy brunches
Vue de monde, meatball restaurant whose name i forgot.
lygon street restaurants
mornington peninsula (sorrento, maze parks, best spa in australia)
Readings book stores.
Cool roof top bars.
Melbourne chocolate shops.
Awesome bridge porn on inner suburb bike rides around the yarra.
Melbourne Zoo - best zoo in Australia.
Australian Open.
The Forum
Leafy inner city suburbs.
Sun doesnt set to well after 9 in the middle of summer.
oh and did I mention the mcg.


Yeah melbourne is streets ahead the best. you just have to do it right.
Do it right?
You mean don't go out after dark.
Don't look at anyone.
Lock up your house ( sorry, that doesn't work anymore)
Dont honk your horn.
Have to love graffiti.
Worst public transport in the world.
Polluted river and beaches.
No one can afford to buy or rent......
 

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#93
Do it right?
You mean don't go out after dark.
Don't look at anyone.
Lock up your house ( sorry, that doesn't work anymore)
Dont honk your horn.
Have to love graffiti.
Worst public transport in the world.
Polluted river and beaches.
No one can afford to buy or rent......
if you think melbourne is a scary place you have lived an incredibly sheltered life. i have no problem walking around melbourne late at night and have done it often. never had a single incident. Never had anyone break into my home. this has happened to me when i breifly lived in perth and canberra however. The whole gang thing is incredibly overplayed for political reasons. stop falling for right wing propoganda. The house price thing is an issue but rent is as cheap as anywhere else.

Perhaps you should focus on the good things about cities rather then just compare them on negatives (real or imagined).
 

roscreasl98

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if you think melbourne is a scary place you have lived an incredibly sheltered life. i have no problem walking around melbourne late at night and have done it often. never had a single incident. Never had anyone break into my home. this has happened to me when i breifly lived in perth and canberra however. The whole gang thing is incredibly overplayed for political reasons. stop falling for right wing propoganda. The house price thing is an issue but rent is as cheap as anywhere else.

Perhaps you should focus on the good things about cities rather then just compare them on negatives (real or imagined).
Born in Melbourne......
Seen it go from a great place to live, to a shit hole.
 

cartwright

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Do it right?
You mean don't go out after dark.
Don't look at anyone.
Lock up your house ( sorry, that doesn't work anymore)
Dont honk your horn.
Have to love graffiti.
Worst public transport in the world.
Polluted river and beaches.
No one can afford to buy or rent......
Oh boy. Imagine living life this scared.

Make sure to check under your bed, in whatever sleepy hollow you live in.
 

Frank Grimes

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#98
I'm not sure what the criteria is as far as rating the cities. I will rate it based on cities which I think I'd feel most comfortable living in. The only cities which I have actually visited/lived/been in are Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra.

1. Melbourne
2. Adelaide
3. Hobart
4. Sydney
5. Canberra

Of the cities I haven't been too but based on the impression from looking from the outside.

1. Perth
2. Brisbane
3. Darwin

As a whole.

1. Melbourne
2. Adelaide
3. Hobart
4. Perth
5. Sydney
6. Canberra
7. Brisbane
8. Darwin
 

kickazz

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#99
football
mcg
melbourne comedy festival
richmond pubs
stkilda beach/Luna Park/Palais Theatre/Espy
City ally ways
awesome gardens (fitzroy gardens and heidi my favs)
musicals
fitzroy brunches
Vue de monde, meatball restaurant whose name i forgot.
lygon street restaurants
mornington peninsula (sorrento, maze parks, best spa in australia)
Readings book stores.
Cool roof top bars.
Melbourne chocolate shops.
Awesome bridge porn on inner suburb bike rides around the yarra.
Melbourne Zoo - best zoo in Australia.
Australian Open.
The Forum
Leafy inner city suburbs.
Sun doesnt set to well after 9 in the middle of summer.
oh and did I mention the mcg.


Yeah melbourne is streets ahead the best. you just have to do it right.
Yep. And not just on the national scale, but international too.
The day to day experience is getting worse though IMO.
 
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