Above is a non-exaustive list of prominent cities
in both Australia and New Zealand and some of the main settlements of island nations in Oceania. Cities in Australia and New Zealand rank highly in Mercer Consulting's best cities report which rank the world's top cities based on quality of life. Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne rank in the top 30 with Auckland and Melbourne often being listed in the top 5 cities in the world. Main settlements in the less developed countries of the South Pacific are too small to be considered true cities.