Australia’s most family friendly city announced

Albury-Wodonga has been crowned Australia’s most family friendly city thanks to high employment and general safety in the city and on its roads, according to Suncorp Bank’s annual Family Friendly City Index.

Australia’s biggest cities by population were ranked against key criteria including employment levels, schools, volunteer work, health, community and road safety and family income levels.

Suncorp Bank General Manager Russell Harrison said regional cities were offering more than just a tree change.

“Australia’s regional cities are punching above their weight across a number of areas. The report shows regional hubs offer a better lifestyle but also have strong economies to support job opportunities,” he said.

“When a city can offer both a work/life balance and a high paying job it becomes a very attractive place to bring up a family.”


Top 10

Ranking City
1 Albury-Wodonga (NSW/VIC
2 Canberra (ACT)
3 Wagga Wagga (NSW)
4 Toowoomba (QLD)
5 Sydney (NSW)
6 Hobart (TAS)
7 Ballarat (VIC)
8 Bendigo (VIC)
9 Melbourne (VIC)
10 Mackay (QLD)