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View Poll Results: Australia's best city
Adelaide 2 6.06%
Brisbane 4 12.12%
Canberra 1 3.03%
Darwin 0 0%
Gold Coast 3 9.09%
Hobart 0 0%
Melbourne 16 48.48%
Perth 1 3.03%
Sydney 6 18.18%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney?
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Voted for Perth on this list, has everything a family could need, plus great climate and lifestyle.
Not sure why Newcastle is not on the list, but the Gold Coast is - which is closer to, and more intimately tied to Brisbane than Newcastle is to Sydney, have a look at Australia's cities listed by population:

List of cities in Australia by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hobart and Darwin are actually Numbers 11 and 15 respectively.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Melbourne for me. Slight downside climate but it's not as bad as people make it out to be, only by Australian standards.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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Depends on your criteria. Been to them all except Perth and Hobart. Tough call for me between Melbourne and Brisbane.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Voted for Perth on this list, has everything a family could need, plus great climate and lifestyle.
Not sure why Newcastle is not on the list, but the Gold Coast is - which is closer to, and more intimately tied to Brisbane than Newcastle is to Sydney, have a look at Australia's cities listed by population:

List of cities in Australia by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hobart and Darwin are actually Numbers 11 and 15 respectively.
Im pretty sure that most Aussies would be surprised to learn that Darwin is about the same size as Toowoomba.

I am biased and would vote for Brisbane, although Darwin and the Gold Coast are the only other cities on the list ive spent a significant time period in, and ive never being to Adelaide, Perth or Hobart.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:21 AM
 
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I am going with Sydney. I had personal experience of Sydney.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I think I'd be fairly content living in or nearby any of the larger Australian cities, but Melbourne is my favourite. I love the trams and the city's atmosphere in general.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Voted for Perth on this list, has everything a family could need, plus great climate and lifestyle.
Not sure why Newcastle is not on the list, but the Gold Coast is - which is closer to, and more intimately tied to Brisbane than Newcastle is to Sydney, have a look at Australia's cities listed by population:

List of cities in Australia by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hobart and Darwin are actually Numbers 11 and 15 respectively.
If Sydney was in the UK its population would be 169,505 (I think correct me if I'm wrong)

Manchester in the UK has a population of 502,900 but Greater Manchester has a population of 2,682,500. So whos right judging populations?

City of Sydney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Greater Manchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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If Sydney was in the UK its population would be 169,505 (I think correct me if I'm wrong)

Manchester in the UK has a population of 502,900 but Greater Manchester has a population of 2,682,500. So whos right judging populations?

City of Sydney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Greater Manchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So if we use your logic, Brisbane is Australia's largest city because it has the largest city council:

City of Brisbane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The definition of city limits is always open to debate, but would normally include all the infrastructure and suburbs that are dependent on that city.
Sydney thus has well over 4 million people, the only thing that is debateable is whether the Central Coast should be included in the Greater Sydney population - I don't think it should but many articles include it.
Eventually I believe Brisbane and the Gold Coast will form one big contiguous city, and the population in SEQ will probably surpass Sydney and Melbourne -but not yet.
The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are easily the fastest growing cities in Australia which will eventually merge into Brisbane - which along with Perth are the fastest growing capital cities in Oz.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Well if we use your logic London has 15-18 million, or even more, from 8million. Glasgow, Manchester would be over 2million from around 600,000. And Liverpool and Leeds would have over a million. I'm not sure been dependent on a city or commuting in, makes you part of the city.
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