Australia is a vast country with some spectacular scenery and landmarks. From Uluru to the Great Ocean Road, over to the Opera House Australia and up to the Great Barrier reef Australia is well known for its landmarks.

From a digital/creative perspective, the two big hitters on the map are Sydney and Melbourne. Over the last few years both lay claim to be the #1 site for digital/start-ups. Some people feel that the digital start-up companies would be better suited to one base in Sydney, others feel that a spread across both Sydney and Melbourne would be more beneficial.

Here we look at the benefits of both great cities.

Stunning Sydney

From a technical recruitment perspective, we see a huge appetite from our clients within the financial services space. Recently Sydney is also becoming a major hub for start-up tech firms and the creative industry. Figures indicate that the creative sector now contributes more than 9% of the city’s economy.  

Magnificent Melbourne

Melbourne might be freezing cold in the winter but there is no doubt that it’s a major force within the technical, creative and design space. Like Sydney, there has also been a large influx of start-up ventures harnessing that creative and technical talent. Often voted as one of the world’s most liveable cities Melbourne scores very highly across healthcare, culture, education, and stability.

So, both Sydney and Melbourne represent fantastic opportunities for the digital/creative community. It really comes down to your own personal wish list (and of course the weather).