Fast, high-quality translation services in Melbourne.

Located in Melbourne, Lexigo is a leading provider of professional translation services across 96 languages.

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All our packages come with 24/7 support, translation guarantees and dedicated project success managers.

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With over 5000 professional linguists worldwide (and growing), Lexigo is a Melbourne based, award-winning translation technology and proven language services provider.

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Accurate and consistent translation across 96 languages means you can reach 138 new global markets, or local communities.​​

96 languages

200+ language pairs

138 markets

Our clients.

Powering communication in 96 languages for Melbourne household names and organisations.

From English-only content to translating in 10+ languages, Lexigo's tech-enabled approach gives ANZ scalable enterprise-level translation to rapid new market launches. 

As one of Australia's 'big-4', ANZ operates globally and offers a range of commercial and retail banking services in a variety of languages.

Services that power multicultural Melbourne.

Our Melbourne team of translators cover 96 languages to ensure we can meet your translation requirements for business or personal. 

As a full-service translation services providers, we power multicultural communication across a wide range of mediums and languages. 

Services

Web, apps and software

Adapt your website, app or software to engage with your audience's language and culture. 

Desk top publishing

Melbourne's desk top publishing and typesetting specialists by native professionals.

Solutions

Speak powerfully and consistently to targeted markets, locally or globally.

Localisation

Multicultural marketing

Get your message heard by non-English speaking audiences in Melbourne and beyond. 

Create powerful multimedia across 96 languages with subtitles, voice overs and more.

Multicultural media

Crosscultural training

Build a successful team who understands how to communicate with multicultural Melbourne.

Solutions by sector

Professional translators with sector-specific knowledge and experience.

Our approach.

Learn how Lexigo helps people and organisations communicate effectively across 96 languages.

Multicultural Melbourne: your business guide.

With a growing population comprised of people from all different cultures and backgrounds you, it can be difficult to know how to navigate the diverse landscape of Melbourne, Australia.

 

However, this multiculturalism is exactly what makes Melbourne such a fantastic city to visit and do business in.

Regularly ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Index as the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne is known for its diversity, safety, culture, and proud status as a UNESCO City of Literature. The city’s diverse population is partly due to the multiple waves of migration, beginning with European settlers coming in the 1830s, displacing the indigenous Kulin Nation.

In fact, the 2016 Census revealed that approximately 33% of Australians were not born in Australia. As the hub of multicultural events and experiences in the nation, the city is a popular destination for visitors from around the world.

State

Melbourne is the city of

Victoria

Language

Official written language

English

Dial code

Calling outside Australia

Plus Six One

(+61) 3

Currency

Symbol: $

AUD

Australian Dollar

Language in Melbourne.

With a population of approximately 4,936,349, Melbourne is the second-most populated city in Australia, and the most populated in the state of Victoria. As the home to almost 20% of Australia’s population, Melbourne is an important fixture to the nations business world. 

Here are some fast facts about language in Melbourne from recent census data:

  • While English is the de facto national language, over 250 languages are spoken in Melburnian households. Among those most common are Greek, Italian, and Mandarin.

  • The majority of Australians born outside of Australia were born in England, New Zealand, China, India, and the Philippines.

  • The population of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is approximately 650,000, or 2.8%. This is a .3% increase since 2011.

  • Australians born outside the country are most likely to live in New South Wales. Victoria (Melbourne's home state) is a close second with a 27.3% foreign-born to New South Wales' 34%.

Melbourne business tips.

Beyond using native Melburnian translators, there remains a breadth of information that can help you thrive in the Australian business world. Here are a few tips that will aid you in everything from casual conversation to large presentations.

Avoid boasting

While confidence is respected, being boastful about your achievements, education, or wealth should be completely avoided. Australians don’t appreciate any form of bragging. Being confident, yet humble, is the perfect balance to aim for.

Enthusiasm

Be prepared for enthusiastic conversations and debates among any Australians you’re working with. Aussies are enthusiastic in both speech and tone, matching this energy will help you communicate your thoughts to an Australian audience.

Collaboration

Australian business practices tend to be collaborative. This means that you should expect decision making processes to be slower, and that you should always be respectful of all employees you’re in communication with, no matter their position relative to yours.

Respect for Australia

Respect for Australia as a country is key to developing healthy relationships. While Australians are typically quite open to controversial discussions, any mocking or teasing of Australia is not worth the potential offence. 

Humour

Australian humour tends to be cynical and teasing, all while being jovial and good-natured. While some of the humour may get lost in translation, it’s important to understand that it’s generally not meant to be mocking.

Helpful resources.

If you want more information about Australian slang, Nomads World has a fantastic beginners guide with 125 terms.

Unsure about doing business in Melbourne? This article will help you make an informed decision about whether or not the city is right for you and your business.

For more information on Melbourne as a city, abc.net has an article about Melbourne being named the worlds most liveable city.

tripsavvy.com has a really informative article that provides tons of great tips about doing business in Australia, including hand gestures, punctuality, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Learn more about Melbourne and FAQ for Melbourne translation services.

Are there a lot of slang terms used in Melbourne?


Like any language in any country, Melbourne’s English slang is quite prevalent and widely used throughout both casual and business situations. The multicultural nature of Melbourne, and the thriving Australian beach culture, both contribute considerably to the use of slang in the country. Here are just a few slang terms that may be useful to know when doing business in Melbourne.

  • Servo, which means gas station/service station
  • Arvo, which means afternoon
  • Bonza, which means excellent/good news
  • Crook, which means sick/upset
  • Corka/Corker, which means something is astounding




Are there neighbourhoods or precincts for my language and culture?


Due to the great diversity of Melbourne, there are multiple, growing neighbourhoods and precincts that are welcoming and representative of the many cultures that Australia is composed of. Two popular precincts are the beautiful Italian precinct, Lygon Street, and the popular Greek precinct on Lonsdale Street. Both are home to fantastic restaurants and shops that will make any Italian or Greek visitor feel right at home. Melbourne's Chinatown is also a wonderful spot, home to a fair amount of Melbourne's Chinese community, and the host of amazing cultural events throughout the year.




Does Australian spelling adhere to British English standards?


Absolutely. Australian spelling is in the British English style. Here are a few spelling differences from American spelling to watch out for. Words such as organise and realise end in “ise”, rather than the American “ize” Frequent usage of “ou” in words such as honour, favourite, colour, etc. Many words, depending on their origin, will end in “re”, rather than the phonetic “er”. This include centre, metre, and fibre.





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