Is Sydney or Melbourne better for startups and IT jobs?

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asked May 19, 2019 in Employment & Careers by Andret (1,750 points)
Is Sydney or Melbourne better for startups and IT jobs?

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answered May 20, 2019 by palone (2,740 points)
Sydney is better, but I don’t think it’s a huge difference.

There’s more startup activity in Sydney, both early stage and those late enough to be paying good salaries. There’s less difference in the number of corporate dev jobs, but it’s still weighted towards Sydney.

Melbourne is trying harder to court the startup ecosystem (by which I mean both startups and the Googles of the world, as well as those that work with both) than Sydney is, and this is reflected in things like government support, but I suspect that’s not enough to outweigh the benefit of the much deeper Sydney ecosystem.
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answered May 20, 2019 by Karont (2,270 points)

As software start-ups can be anywhere, however it helps if you are close to your customers - who are businesses and they are usually located in large cities like Sydney or Melbourne. If you search job in Australia I can recommend to use this https://au.jobsora.com/ modern job board.

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