Melbourne is home to Australia's
three largest corporations, and the majority of companies listed
on the Australian Stock Exchange. Melbourne is also home to Australia's
biggest sports events including: the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival
(including the 'race that stops the nation', the Melbourne Cup),
the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the Australian Open and
the AFL Grand Final. Melbourne recently hosted the 2006 Commonwealth
Games. The city also hosted the first Olympic Games in the southern
hemisphere in 1956.
Melbourne is the home of the Australian Car manufacturing
industry and the Australian Motorsport industry. 2006 figures from
the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that since 2000 Melbourne
has sustained the highest population and economic growth rate of
any Australian city.
Melbourne has Australia’s
largest seafreight port and is second to Sydney in terms of Airfreight.
Test-Trak has its head
office in Melbourne.