United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: City of Melbourne Voluntary Local Review
Insights of the Report
This is the first Voluntary Local Review by the City of Melbourne. The report sets a baseline of the city’s current performance, compiles exemplary practices, and assesses its performance in light of the SDGs to ask: “Are we pursuing a better future for all Melburnians?” The VLR report monitors all 17 SDGs. For each SDG, the VLR sets up municipal targets, provides the general context with relevant data, and exemplifies the city’s action with implemented strategies. The VLR report concludes with an assessment of the localised targets based on data from 2015 until the most recent available value.
2381,11 per ㎢ (2022)
Level of Government
Local (ex. city, town, village, etc)
Melbourne is a city located in the State of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne’s metropolitan area is the second largest in the country. Aboriginal peoples have inhabited the area for more than 40,000 years and are the Traditional Owners of the land, in particular, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung of the Eastern Kulin. The city is famous for its cultural heritage, that includes the UNESCO’s World Heritage site of the Royal Exhibition Building. Well-known for its public transport network, Melbourne boosts the world’s largest tram network.