What language is spoken in Melbourne?

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Sandi Sieger

English is spoken in Melbourne. All across the city and suburbs, in all venues and establishments, you will be able to converse in English.

Approximately 80% of language spoken in homes across Melbourne is also English. Melbourne is, however, a very multi-cultural city. Migration patterns over the years have ensured that the city has many influences – from food to culture – and in some cases you can also converse in certain areas and establishments in Italian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Cantonese, German, Vietnamese, Arabic, Mandarin and more.

It’s important to note that Auslan, the sign language for the deaf, is also used across Melbourne.

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