Australia's Game Development Capital Becomes Your New Home


Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, is the leading city and state when it comes to video game development.

47% of Australia's digital games industry is located in Victoria, within 103 individual studios. Our friends at EA Games make up the largest game developer in Australia, and are based in Melbourne.

The Game Developers' Association of Australia (GDAA) and The Arcade are both in Melbourne. The Arcade is Australia's only not-for-profit collaborative co-working space, created specifically for the digital games industry.

Each year, we host Asia Pacific's largest digital games event for entertainment, serious games and gamification, the Melbourne International Games Week.

Last year, 60,000 game enthusiasts participated in key events across the city in game conferences and consumer shows including Game Connect Asia Pacific, Unite Melbourne, the Women in Games Lunch, the Australian Game Developers’ Awards, Games: A Family Affair, Game Changer: VR Festival, live games from Pop Up Playground and digital artist Troy Innocent, and the Education in Games Summit.

A feature event at Melbourne International Games Week is the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX). Melbourne is the only international city outside of the United States to host this world renowned ultimate gaming expo. 

The reasons Melbourne is still, after six consecutive years, the best city on the planet to live in are far too numerous to elaborate on here, but many can be found on this site about what's happening in Melbourne, or this article by our mayor.

The GDH Course is your opportunity to experience living in this city for a whole year.